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 fundamental business coursework in business law and ethics, finance and accounting, marketing, management and leadership, and global business. Specialization coursework gives you the chance to examine leading edge technologies in network architecture and complex database management systems from an executive perspective. As part of your doctoral research, you will have the opportunity to learn to design and develop programs in C# and C++ languages. You'll also have the chance to explore advanced topics in network architecture and communications, server development and security, management information systems, programming language design, 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
BTM 7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT 7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS 7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM 8104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM 8102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM 8103-8 Research Design
BTM 8108-8 Qualitative Research Design
BTM 8107-8 Statistics II
BTM 8106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM 8109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
CS 7001-8 C# Programming for Doctoral Research
CS 7002-8 C++ Programming for Doctoral Research
CS 7005-8 Complex Database Management Systems
CS 7006-8 Advanced Networking Technologies for Technology Leaders
CS 7009-8 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
CS 7010-8 Advanced Topics in Network Communications
CS 7013-8 Programming Language Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
CS 7014-8 Software Engineering Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
CS 7015-8 Distributed Computing Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
MIS 7005-8 IT Network Architecture
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9500B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (PhD)
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9501B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9502B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9503B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9504B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

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