PhD - Business Administration: Applied Computer Science

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program at Northcentral University is designed to help you develop advanced skills in contemporary computer science methods with an emphasis on research and development leadership. Discover more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science online program is designed to examine advanced computer science methods. Specialization coursework gives you the chance to examine leading edge technologies for networks and database management systems from an executive perspective. You'll also have the chance to explore advanced topics in network architecture and communications, server development and security, management information systems, software engineering, distributed computing systems, enterprise architecture, and data storage and management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited university before applying to the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program. A professional background in business, computer science, or information technology would also be helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete at least 60 credits to earn the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science, although Northcentral University will allow up to 15 additional credit hours for dissertation research. Course requirements include 12 foundation credits, 18 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundation Courses
BUS 7101 Changing Times: Business Administration in the 21st Century
SKS 7001 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies -Required Course for Entry Track Students
BUS 7300 Scholarly Business Communication
BUS 7110 The Business Environment
BUS 7120 Business Financial Systems
BUS 7130 Business Leadership & Strategy
BUS 7200 Business Statistics
BUS 7310 Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
BUS 7320 & BUS 7321
OR
BUS 7330 & 7331
Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Quantitative Research

Qualitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research
CMP 9700B PhD-BA Portfolio
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902A The Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903A Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904A The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense
Specialization Courses
CS 7005Complex Database Management Systems
CS 7009 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
CS 7010 Advanced Topics in Network Communications
CS 7014Software Engineering Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
MIS 7005 Enterprise Network Architecture

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program, you could be able to seek leadership roles in corporate organizations and businesses that utilize information technologies. You could also seek opportunities with technology development or consulting organizations and institutions of higher education.

Depending on your experience, you could be able to pursue the following positions:

  • Postsecondary Professor
  • Corporate Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Computer Science Researcher
  • Technology Management Consultant