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PhD in Business Administration - Computer & Information Security

Students enrolled in Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer and Information Security program have an opportunity to study cyber forensics, fundamentals of systems certification and accreditation, organizations corporate computer and network security, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer and Information Security program here.

Official Program Name:

PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer and Information Security

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer and Information Security program should hold a master's degree with a background in the computer information security field. Those applicants who hold a master's degree but do not have a background in the field may be required to take foundation courses before being formally admitted into the degree program. Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

A dissertation is required for completion of the PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer and Information Security program. Much of the time spent enrolled in the degree program will be dedicated towards the preparation and completion of a dissertation. The dissertation topic is developed and approved in consultation with a program advisor. In addition to the dissertation requirement, students must also take courses in the computer and information security specialization. Currently, these courses may include topics in corporate computer and network security, cyber forensics, information security and outsourcing computer systems, information risk management, contingency planning, and other related topics.

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 Computer and Information Security:

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)

Select five of the following:

  • CIS 7002: Organizations Corporate Computer and Network Security
  • CIS 7003: Cyber Forensics
  • CIS 7005: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare, and Cyber Terrorism
  • CIS 7006: Foundations of Computer Network Auditing
  • CIS 7007: Information Security and Outsourcing Computer Systems
  • CIS 7008: Advanced Risk Management in Information Assurance and Security
  • CIS 7009: Information Assurance from Legal and Ethical Issues
  • CIS 7010: Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning for the Security Professional

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who have completed Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer Information and Security program have an opportunity to pursue careers both in the private sector and the higher education field. Private sector job opportunities may be offered by financial firms, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations that wish to safeguard private and sensitive information. Graduates also have the opportunity to pursue teaching jobs offered by colleges and universities. Some potential job titles for graduates may include:

  • Professor
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Computer network auditor

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