PhD - Business Administration: Computer & Information Security

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The a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Computer & Information Security at Northcentral University is focused on helping you expand your business skills while exploring the complexities of security to give you an idea of what will be expected of you in a related career. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Computer & Information Security at Northcentral University will help you understand the technology abilities and knowledge required of in a computer security related career path. Courses will address basic business subjects such as ethics and methodologies, as well as specialty courses that examine security such as cyber forensics. You could also be able to choose from a number of different electives that have focused topics so you may hone your skill-set to reflect things that you think are interesting or particularly useful. Before graduating, you will be required to write an acceptable doctoral dissertation to demonstrate what you have learned. You will also be asked to pass all your courses with at least a B average in order to complete the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

This program may be right for you if you already have a strong educational background in business as well as a knack for working with computers and other types of technology. You should have a solid organizational mind that you wish to improve through careful study and application of what you learn. You will be required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete at least 60 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 33 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, and the final 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer & Information Security

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
BUS 7110 The Business Environment
BUS 7120 Business Financial Systems
BUS 7130 Business Leadership & Strategy
BUS 7200Business Statistics
BUS 7310Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
BUS 7320 & BUS 7321
or
BUS 7330 & BUS 7331
Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research

Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research
Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
CMP 9700B PhD-BA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
CIS 7002 Organizations Corporate Computer and Network Security
CIS 7003Cyber Forensics
CIS 7005Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare, and Cyber Terrorism
CIS 7006Foundations of Computer Network Auditing
CIS 7007Information Security and Outsourcing Computer Systems
CIS 7008Advanced Risk Management in Information Assurance and Security
CIS 7009Information Assurance from Legal and Ethical Issues
CIS 7010Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning for the Security Professional
Dissertation Courses
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

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Once you finish this program, you may be able to pursue jobs that suit your individual talents and career interests. Based on the technology information and computer skills emphasized in this course, you could seek work that deals entirely with computers or working with clients and teams about their information security needs.

Possible career paths for you include but are not limited to:

  • IT Specialist
  • Security Programmer
  • Business Administrator
  • Digital Security Consultant
  • Software Designer
  • Computer Programmer