PhD - Business Administration: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The PhD in Business Administration program with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Northcentral University is designed to help you develop the knowledge and abilities needed to enter into a business or psychology related career path. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Business Administration program with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Northcentral University will provide you with an opportunity to learn about important techniques and knowledge that is commonly used in both the business and psychology fields. Research, specialized, and foundational classes will give you the chance to study topics like leadership and statistics as well as more specific subjects such as organizational behavior. You may also be able to select electives that you find particularly valuable or interesting. You will be required to successfully write and defend a doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before applying to this program, you should already have built a strong educational foundation in business and/or psychology. You should have strong instincts for organization and intrapersonal exchanges, as well as a sharp mind for money and business. You must 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 of them will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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
IOP 8400Industrial/Organizational Psychology
IOP 8404Consulting in Business, Education, and Health
MGT 7006 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
MGT 7022Advanced Topics in Organizational Development
MGT 7110
or
HRM 7008
Leadership in Organizations

Legal Issues in Human Resources Management
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

After graduating from this program, you may choose to look into psychology or business related careers that suit your abilities and interests. You could seek out jobs that emphasize working directly with individuals, in overall policy and research, or in many other different work environments.

Possible career paths you could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneur
  • Team Leader
  • Researcher/Research Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Public Relations