PhD - Business Administration: Management Information Systems

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The PhD in Business Administration program with a specialization in Management Information Systems at Northcentral University is focused on helping you develop an understanding of the skills and knowledge that may be required of you in future business-related careers. Read on to find out more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Business Administration program with a specialization in Management Information Systems at Northcentral University is designed to further develop your strong background in business by learning new techniques and knowledge that could be used in possible future careers. Courses will cover a variety of topics, from focusing on research and research methods, to broader subjects like business ethics. You will also have the opportunity to take a number of specialized electives to focus your business knowledge in areas where you have special interest or talents. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, complete a comprehensive examination course, and write and defend an acceptable doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should already have a solid background in business education. You should also have strong intrapersonal skills as well as excellent organizational abilities that you wish to expand for potential future jobs. You are required to 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 60 credit hours. Of those credit hours, there will be 12 from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, 18 will be from research courses, 3 will be from a comprehensive examination course, and the final 12 from dissertation courses.

Courses for a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems

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
Select 5 courses from the following:
MIS7000-8 Information Technology Management
MIS7002-8 Database Administration and Management
MIS7003-8 Information Technology Decision Support
MIS7004-8 IT Data Communications Management
MIS7005-8 IT Network Architecture
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
DIS9503BDoctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9504B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

After graduation, you may be able to enter a career path of your choosing. By using the set of skills emphasized in this course, you could be able to find work as a leader with a team and clients, or working individually with technology.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Manager
  • Business Administrator
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneur
  • Database Programmer
  • Business Investor