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DBA in Project Management

The Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management program may help prepare students to pursue positions in business, project management, or risk management. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students must already hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited university. Experience in business or project management may help students applying to this program. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management program at Northcentral University is designed to allow students the chance to develop skills to evaluate, analyze, and interpret knowledge. An emphasis is placed on interpreting data to make business decisions. Students may learn about research methodology, strategies, and design. The project management specialization focuses on risk management, project management and control, budgeting, and team management in project environments.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

Minimum of 54 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 Project 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

Project Management Specialization Requirements (15 credits)

Choose five courses from the following:

  • MET 7029: Enterprise Project Management
  • PM 7000: Project Procurement Management
  • PM 7004: Project Risk Management
  • PM 7008: Project Monitoring and Control
  • PM 7012: Multiple Project Management
  • PM 7016: Managerial Budgets and Project Management
  • PM 7020: Developing High Performing Teams in a Project Management Environment

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:

In this program, students may develop skills in planning, budgeting for, and managing projects. Students may also develop team management skills. These skills could prepare students for a variety of positions in business. Possible positions graduates might pursue include:

  • Project manager
  • Strategic planning consultant
  • Risk manager

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