PhD - Business Administration: Management

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program is designed to explore modern management theories and practices in today's global business environment. Read more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program offers you the opportunity to develop your management skills and an understanding of various management techniques, including strategic management, change management, crisis management, and marketing management. The program is also designed to examine organizational behavior and development, international business, entrepreneurship, managerial communications, and management consulting. Standard business coursework addresses business law and ethics, finance and accounting, marketing, and business information systems.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program, you should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited college or university. You may also have professional business or management experience.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program requires the completion of at least 60 credits. This includes 12 foundation credits, 18 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits, and 12 dissertation credits. Northcentral University will allow up to 15 additional credit hours for dissertation research.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management

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:
MGT 7000-8 Business Organization and Management
MGT 7002-8 Marketing Management
MGT 7006-8 Organizational Behavior
MGT 7007-8 Strategic Management
MGT 7009-8 International Business
MGT 7012-8 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
MGT 7013-8 Entrepreneurship
MGT 7014-8 Business and Management Consulting
MGT 7016-8 Managing Change
MGT 7022-8 Organizational Development
MGT 7023-8 Crisis Management
MGT 7026-8 Effective Managerial Communications
MGT 7027-8 Legal Implications in Management
MGT 7029-8 Strategic Leadership
MGT 7110-8 Leadership in Organizations
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

The skills you develop in the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program could help you seek leadership roles in higher education and business. You could be able to seek responsibilities in organizational management, instruction or applied research.

As a graduate of the program, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Postsecondary Professor
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Consultant