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PhD in Business Administration - Financial Management

Students enrolled in Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management program have an opportunity to study investment portfolio analysis, advanced corporate finance, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management program should have some experience or educational background in business and management. Additionally, skills in communication and analysis are beneficial to individuals interested in this program. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management focuses on research and the completion of a dissertation. However, there are also core and specialization course requirements. Some of the specialization topics covered in the curriculum include managing financial institutions, investment portfolio analysis, accounting and control for nonprofit organizations, advanced financial statement analysis, and advanced corporate finance.

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 Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Specialization in Financial Management:

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 credits)

Choose 5 courses from the following:

  • FIN 7012: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 7013: Investment Portfolio Analysis
  • FIN 7014: Managing Financial Institutions
  • FIN 7015: Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 7016: Financial Management for International Business
  • FIN 7018: Accounting and Control for Nonprofit Organizations

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Northcentral University's Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management program have an opportunity to compete for jobs in the field. Some potential employers could include investment banks, corporations, and nonprofits. Other graduates may choose to enter academia and pursue a career of teaching, research, and publishing.

Some careers that graduates could pursue include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Professor
  • Portfolio manager