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DBA in Computer & Information Security

Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Computer and Information Security program is designed to strengthen students' leadership skills and security management strategies. Read more about this flexible online program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Computer and Information Security

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be computer professionals seeking administrative roles. Courses in data analysis, project management, and risk assessment may prove helpful. 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 Computer and Information Security program have the chance to learn how to protect and improve an organization's technical frameworks. In addition to preemptive strategies, students can develop the technical know-how to respond promptly and effectively in cases of system-wide emergencies. Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to examine common methods used by digital malefactors, gain an understanding of industry laws, and explore techniques in cyber crime investigation. The curriculum is intended to cover topics specific to professional certification exams. Prior to completing the program, students will have the chance to undertake a major final project in which they must assess an administrative issue and offer a workable action plan to address the situation.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

In order to successfully complete this program, students must complete at least 54 credit hours. If needed, they can complete up to 66 credit hours.

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 Computer and Information Security:

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

Computer and Information Security (Students choose 5 classes for 15 credits)

  • CIS 7002: Organizations Corporate Computer and Network Security
  • CIS 7003: Cyber Forensics
  • CIS 7005: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare, and Cyber Terrorism
  • CIS 7006: Foundations of Computer Network Auditing
  • CIS 7007: Information Security and Outsourcing Computer Systems
  • CIS 7008: Advanced Risk Management in Information Assurance and Security
  • CIS 7009: Information Assurance from Legal and Ethical Issues
  • CIS 7010: Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning for the Security Professional

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 graduating from this Northcentral University program, individuals could pursue additional responsibilities or leadership opportunities in their current workplace. Employment opportunities might also be found with government departments, law enforcement agencies, defense contracting corporations, health care organizations, banks, or colleges. Sample tasks that graduates could be ready to undertake include strategic planning, systems analysis, and compliance auditing.

Depending on experience level and prior education, graduates could go on to work as a:

  • Senior business analyst
  • Cyber forensic investigator
  • Information security consultant

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