PhD - Business Administration: Financial Management

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program in Financial Management at Northcentral University is designed to help you achieve greater knowledge and abilities when dealing with monetary issues in global financial institutions and business organizations. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program in Financial Management at Northcentral University is designed to provide you with studies of financial institutions and strategies for managing organizational finances. Courses are intended to explore such topics as financial risk management, resource allocation, return on investment analysis, and investment selection techniques. Additional subjects covered in this program range from international business issues to financial management of nonprofit organizations. You will also have the chance to complete courses in business research, professional ethics, and statistical analysis. By the end of the program, you will be required to write a complete theoretical dissertation in order to graduate.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should have a master's degree from an accredited institution. You should also have a talent for working with people as well as money, and have a drive to improve your skills through intensive study.

What Are the Course Requirements?

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

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Financial Management

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:
FIN 7012Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN 7013Investment Portfolio Analysis
FIN 7014Managing Financial Institutions
FIN 7015Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 7016Financial Management for International Business
FIN 7018Accounting and Control for Nonprofit Organizations
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 I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete this program, you may have the opportunity to seek a career with business corporations, banks, investment agencies, consulting firms, or higher education institutions. You could be able to pursue responsibilities in business strategizing, data analysis, budgeting, financial planning, or personnel administration.

Depending on your experience, possible career paths could include:

  • Business Manager
  • Corporate Financial Consultant
  • Investment Consultant
  • Accountant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner