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DBA in Homeland Security Leadership & Policy

The Doctor of Business Administration in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy program is designed to provide learners with knowledge of counterterrorism practices as well as the various agencies involved with emergency management operations. Read more about this Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

This program is designed for individuals who have experience in some area of crisis response. They may be seeking additional knowledge of the field in order to better prepare for administrative responsibilities. 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 Homeland Security Leadership and Policy program have the opportunity to examine protection strategies for securing various outlets from terroristic and environmental disasters. In addition, participants will have the chance to examine techniques for attaining and evaluating strategic intelligence. The curriculum is designed to cover issues specific to technological innovation, transportation security, strategic planning, and interagency collaboration. Prior to program completion, students will have the chance to complete a dissertation in which they propose a viable solution to an administrative problem.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

Doctoral degree seekers must complete at least 54 credit hours. However, if they need additional time to complete their major research, students may complete a maximum of 66 credits.

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 Homeland Security Leadership and Policy:

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

Homeland and Security Leadership Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • HS 7000: Homeland Security and Terrorism
  • HS 7004: Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness
  • HS 7010: Transportation Security
  • HS 7013: Intelligence and Law Enforcement
  • HS 7014: Strategy, Resiliency, and Coping with Fear

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 earning a Doctor of Business Administration in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy, graduates could pursue higher-level opportunities in their current workplace. Individuals who possess this type of training could be able to seek opportunities with antiterrorism units, emergency response teams, disaster preparedness agencies, or police departments. They could work in such areas as incident management, organizational planning, professional consulting, or instruction.

Job titles that could be sought might include:

  • Public safety director
  • Senior homeland security analyst
  • Homeland security professor

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