PhD - Business Administration: Management Information Systems

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 statistics. 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 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 33 from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, and the final 12 from dissertation courses.

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

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
MIS 7000 Information Technology Management
MIS 7002 Database Administration and Management
MIS 7003Information Technology Decision Support
MIS 7004IT Data Communications Management
MIS 7005Enterprise Network Architecture
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 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