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 finance, leadership, and statistics.

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 33 foundation credits, 15 specialization 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 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:
MGT 7000 Business Organization and Management
MGT 7002Marketing Management
MGT 7006Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
MGT 7013Entrepreneurship
MGT 7016Managing Change
MGT 7022Advanced Topics in Organizational Development
MGT 7027Legal Implications in Management
MGT 7029Strategic Leadership
MGT 7110Leadership in 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

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