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DBA in Human Resources Management

Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management program is designed to provide learners with knowledge of strategic labor relations and practices. Learn more about this graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants may have experience in sales, general, or labor management. They may also have experience hiring, training, or developing employees. 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 Human Resources Management program have the chance to examine how an organization's employee relation practices are linked to its overall business plan. The curriculum is also intended to explore topics specific to labor unions, including negotiations and contracting. Other topics designed to be covered include recruiting, benefits and pay management, workplace diversity, and labor laws. Before program completion, students will have the chance to strengthen their research skills by completing a final dissertation.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

In order to earn Northcentral University's DBA degree, students must complete at least 54 credits. However, if learners need additional time to complete their dissertation research, they may take 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.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management:

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

Human Resources Management Requirements (students choose 5 classes for 15 credit hours)

  • HRM 7000: Human Resources Management
  • HRM 7002: Compensation and Benefits
  • HRM 7003: Labor Relations
  • HRM 7004: Supervising in the 21st Century
  • HRM 7007: Cultural Issues
  • HRM 7008: Legal Issues in Human Resources 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:

Those who complete Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management program could be able to undertake new responsibilities in their current place of employment. Opportunities could be found with businesses, nonprofit groups, government departments, or colleges. Individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program may have the skill set needed to develop strategic business plans, administer personnel departments, manage employees, or teach.

Examples of job titles that graduates could pursue might include:

  • Business executive
  • Human resources manager
  • Business professor