PhD - Business Administration: Project Management

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management program at Northcentral University is designed to help you further develop the managerial skills you will need when working with a team or individually in the business world. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management program at Northcentral University gives you the opportunity to learn more about how to lead and manage in a business environment. Courses will address basic topics like ethics in business and statistics as well as more specialized subjects like project and risk management. You will also have the chance to take a series of research classes so that you can get a better idea of how the real business world conducts itself and how you can apply that knowledge to possible future careers. You will be required to complete all your classes with at least a B grade, and successfully complete a comprehensive exam and dissertation courses in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

The interpersonal and leadership nature of this line of work benefits from prior experience working with others as a group as well as individually. You should also already have a strong educational background in business and management that you wish to improve upon. You are required to have at least 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, 12 of them will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, 18 will be from research courses, three will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a Specialization in Project Management

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
BTM7101, BTM7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT7019, MGT7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS7000, SKS7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM8104, BTM8104-8 Statistics I
Specialization Courses
Select 5 courses from the following:
MET7029, MET7029-8 Enterprise Project Management
PM7000, PM7000-8 Project Procurement Management
PM7004, PM7004-8 Project Risk Management
PM7008, PM7008-8 Project Monitoring and Control
PM7012, PM7012-8 Multiple Project Management
PM7016, PM7016-8 Managerial Budgets and Project Management
PM7020, PM7020-8 Developing High Performing Teams in a Project Management Environment
Research Courses
BTM8102, BTM8102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM8103, BTM8103-8 Research Design
BTM8108, BTM8108-8 Qualitative Research Design
BTM8107, BTM8107-8 Statistics II
BTM8106, BTM8106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM8109, 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

Once you graduate from this program, you may be able to use the skills emphasized in this program to seek out a career that suits your interests and unique talents. You may be working alongside others in a team situation or more individually in a leadership position.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Project Manager
  • Business Administrator
  • Small Business Owner
  • Team Leader
  • Human Resources
  • Business Consultant