PhD - Business Administration: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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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 ethics 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 complete a comprehensive exam course and 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, 12 of them will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, 18 will be from research courses, 3 will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

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

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
BTM7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM8104-8 Statistics I
Specialization Courses
IOP8400-8 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
IOP8404-8 Consulting in Business, Education and Health
MGT7006-8 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
MGT7022-8 Advanced Topics in Organizational Development
Select 1 course from the following:
MGT7110-8 Leadership in Organizations
MGT7014-8 Business and Management Consulting
HRM7008-8 Legal Issues in Human Resources Management
Research Courses
BTM8102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM8103-8 Research Design
BTM8108-8 Qualitative Research Design
BTM8107-8 Statistics II
BTM8106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM8109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Examination Course
CMP9500B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (PhD)
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9502B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9503B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9504B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

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