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PhD in Business Administration - Human Resources Management

Students enrolled in Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management program have an opportunity to study labor relations, compensation and benefits, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management program should have some background or education in human resources. Additionally, applicants should have strong communication and problem solving skills. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management program is designed to teach topics such as HRM quality, change and innovation with HRM, compensation and benefits, information systems within HR, and cultural issues. This sequence of courses ends with a capstone project. In addition to this requirement, students are expected to complete a dissertation and a core sequence of business courses. Some of the core business course topics include strategic knowledge studies, business statistics, and ethics in business.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resources Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (12 credits)

  • BTM 7101: Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
  • MGT 7019: Ethics in Business
  • SKS 7000: Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
  • STAT 8104: Statistics I

Research Courses (15 credits)

  • BTM 8102: Business Research Methodology
  • BTM 8103: Research Design
  • BTM 8108: Qualitative Research Design
  • BTM 8107: Statistics II
  • BTM 8106: Quantitative Research Design
  • BTM 8109: Planning Dissertation Research in Business

Examination Course (3 credits)

  • CMP 9500B: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (Ph.D.)

Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9501B: Doctoral Dissertation Research I
  • DIS 9502B: Doctoral Dissertation Research II
  • DIS 9503B: Doctoral Dissertation Research III
  • DIS 9504B: Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

Choose 5 courses from the following:

  • HRM 7000: Human Resources Management
  • HRM 7001: Information Systems within HR
  • HRM 7002: Compensation and Benefits
  • HRM 7003: Labor Relations
  • HRM 7004: Supervising in the 21st Century
  • HRM 7005: HRM Quality
  • HRM 7006: Change and Innovation within HRM
  • HRM 7007: Cultural Issues
  • HRM 7008: Legal Issues in Human Resources Management
  • HRM 8010: Human Resources Management Capstone Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who successfully complete Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management program have an opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. Some may choose to teach business and human resource management at a college or university. Others may prefer to enter the private sector and work for a company. Prospective private sector employers may include businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations.

Some possible careers that graduates could pursue include:

  • Human resource manager
  • Professor
  • Training specialist
  • Labor relations manager