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DBA in Industrial Organizational Psychology

Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program is designed to provide learners with an understanding of strategic business management practices with an emphasis on workforce psychology. Read more about this flexible graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be experienced human resource, sales, or general business managers. They may have a desire to seek a better understanding of human behaviors in order to strengthen their leadership skills. 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 Industrial/Organizational Psychology program have the opportunity to explore common ways individuals and groups conduct themselves in professional settings. They have the chance to learn how to assess behaviors in order to effectively manage people and generate positive workplace results. In addition, the curriculum is designed to examine personnel administration topics, including workforce laws and regulations, and advanced concepts in organizational behavior and development. Prior to program completion, participants will have the chance to complete a dissertation.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

A minimum of 54 credits are needed to complete this graduate degree program. However, a maximum of 66 credits can be taken if students need additional time to complete dissertation research.

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 Industrial/Organizational Psychology:

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

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Courses (15 credits)

  • IOP 8400: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • IOP 8404: Consulting in Business, Education, and Health
  • MGT 7006: Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 7022: Advanced Topics in Organizational Development
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • MGT 7110: Leadership in Organizations
    • 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:

Upon completion of Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, graduates could be able to take on additional responsibilities in their current place of employment. Opportunities could be sought with educational institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or private corporations. Graduates could be able to undertake responsibilities in professional consulting, strategic analysis, workforce development, or instruction.

Specific job titles that program participants could pursue might include:

  • Organizational development specialist
  • Senior-level business manager
  • Organizational leadership professor

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