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DBA in Health Care Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration curriculum is designed to provide students with leadership skills as well as an understanding of the commercial side of medical care and health-related industries. Continue reading for more information regarding this Northcentral University program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be currently working as business managers or health service professionals. Previous courses in consumer behavior, promotions, public relations, or management 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:

Learners participating in the Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration program have the chance to examine challenges that affect leaders in the field, not limited to patient care, finances, organizational approaches, and change management. The curriculum is intended to examine issues specific to domestic and foreign health services. Students will also have the opportunity to correlate a health organization's objectives to its business needs. In addition, the program is designed to develop participants' abilities to address industry issues in a professional and ethical manner. Through the integration of major projects, papers, and subject-specific examinations, students will have the chance to develop critical-thinking and applied research skills.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

Learners need to complete at least 54 credit hours in order to earn this DBA degree. However, a maximum of 66 credit hours can be taken if needed.

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 Health Care Administration:

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

Health Care Administration Requirements (15 credits)

  • HCA 7012: Health Care Industry and Financial Management
  • HCA 7013: Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Research Management
  • HCA 7014: Advanced Concepts and Applications in Health Policy and Management
  • HCA 7019: Managerial Leadership within Managed Health Care Systems
  • HCA 7022: Health Care Strategic Management

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:

New responsibilities in a current place of employment could await graduates of this Northcentral University program. After earning a Doctor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration, program participants could go on to pursue work with home health organizations, ambulatory care agencies, mental health providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical centers, or colleges. They could undertake tasks specific to program development, strategic marketing, quality assurance, fiscal management, or personnel administration.

Specific employment options that graduates could pursue might include:

  • Health services director
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health care administration instructor

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