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DBA in Applied Computer Science

The Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science program is designed for professionals who are interested in integrating technology with business strategizing. Learn more about this Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be business professionals with some computer training. They may be seeking to develop their leadership skills and increase their technological savvy. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science program have the opportunity to examine contemporary technical practices, systems, and applications, not limited to database software, management information systems, network architecture, programming, and software engineering. In addition, participants have the chance to understand how investing in technology can have a major impact on a business's financial returns. Students have the opportunity to develop practical skills through the examination of case studies and real-world applications. More specifically, the curriculum is designed to integrate a major research project in which students have the chance to analyze a field-specific issue and offer a workable plan to address the area of concern.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

A minimum of 54 credits are required to complete this program. However, if students need additional time to complete research for their final project, up to 66 units can be taken.

Financial Aid Available:

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 Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science:

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

Doctor of Business Administration Requirements (27 credits)

  • BTM 7101: Doctoral Studies in Business
  • BTM 7300: Scholarly Literature Review
  • MGT 7019: Ethics in Business
  • BTM-7104: Statistics I
  • BTM 7303: Research Methods
  • BTM 7103: Research Design
  • Students choose one:
    • BTM 7106: Quantitative Research Design
    • BTM 7108: Quantitative Research Design
  • BTM 7109: Planning Dissertation Research in Business
  • CMP 9600B: DBA Portfolio

Applied Computer Science Requirements (15 credits)

  • CS 7005: Complex Database Management Systems
  • CS 7009: Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
  • CS 7010: Advanced Topics in Network Communications
  • CS 7014: Software Engineering Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
  • MIS 7005: Enterprise Network Architecture

Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • 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

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After completing the Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science program, graduates could be able to undertake additional workplace responsibilities. They could seek employment with businesses, colleges, universities, government agencies, or not-for-profit organizations. Graduates could take on tasks specific to management, research, or technical analysis.

Specific job titles that graduates could apply for might include:

  • Corporate information officer
  • Business strategist
  • Business technology professor

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