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PhD in Business Administration - Applied Computer Science

Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program is designed to prepare students for professional careers related to computer science leadership, research and advance methodologies. Learn more about the PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program here.

Official Program Name:

PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program should have a background in the field and hold at minimum a master's degree. Applicants who do not have a master's degree in a generalized business area, such as business management or business administration, or who do not have an undergraduate degree in business may required to take foundation classes prior to being formally admitted into the program.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program have an opportunity to study advanced research methods and design as well as take classes in advanced statistics and business ethics. The specialization courses cover advanced topics in complex database management systems, management information and network communication systems, software engineering, and network architecture. A dissertation is required for completion of the degree program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

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 PhD in Business Administration with a Specialization in Applied Computer Science:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

PhD in Business Administration Foundation Courses (33 credits)

  • BUS 7101: Changing Times: Business Administration in the 21st Century
  • BUS 7300: Scholarly Business Communication
  • BUS 7110: The Business Environment
  • BUS 7120: Business Financial Systems
  • BUS 7130: Business Leadership & Strategy
  • BUS 7200: Business Statistics
  • BUS 7310: Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
  • Students choose one:
    • BUS 7320: Quantitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7321: Directed Quantitative Research
    • BUS 7330: Qualitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7331: Directed Qualitative Research
  • Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
  • CMP 9700B: PhD-BA Portfolio

Doctoral 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

Specialization Courses (15 credit hours)

  • CS 7005: Complex Database Management Systems
  • CS 7009: Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
  • CS 7010: Advanced Topics in Network Communications
  • CS 7014: Software Engineering Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
  • MIS 7005: Enterprise Network Architecture

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science program have an opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. Private sector job opportunities may be offered by research and development firms, telecommunication companies, and other tech-oriented firms. Some graduates may choose to follow teaching opportunities with institutions of higher education. Professors typically divide their time between teaching and conducting research and publishing papers in academic journals. Some possible job titles for graduates of this degree could include:

  • Information technology manager
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Professor
  • Database administrator

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