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PhD in Business Administration - Management

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program is designed to examine foundational and contemporary leadership theories and practices. Read more about this Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

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

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals wanting to apply to this program may be business professionals or organizational managers seeking to develop a stronger grasp of administrative methods. Previous courses in labor relations, workforce diversity, financial management, organizational behavior, or workplace psychology may prove helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

This program is intended to provide participants with an understanding of how various business components affect managerial decision-making. Participants will have the opportunity to learn to become effective, relevant, and compliant global leaders. Particularly, students will have the chance to examine how managers strategize and direct issues in budgeting, marketing, personnel administration, and operations management. Furthermore, they will have the chance to study how all of these factors impact organizational quality and productivity. In addition, the curriculum is designed to develop participants' professional communication, strategizing, crisis prevention, and problem-solving skills.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

This program may be completed in 60 credits. Up to an additional 15 credit hours will be allowed 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 Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Specialization in Management:

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

Course Number Course Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
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
BUS 7320 & BUS 7321
BUS 7330 & BUS 7331
Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research

Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research
Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
CMP 9700B PhD-BA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
MGT 7000 Business Organization and Management
MGT 7002 Marketing Management
MGT 7006 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
MGT 7013 Entrepreneurship
MGT 7016 Managing Change
MGT 7022 Advanced Topics in Organizational Development
MGT 7027 Legal Implications in Management
MGT 7029 Strategic Leadership
MGT 7110 Leadership in Organizations
Dissertation Courses
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:

Individuals who graduate with a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Management program could be able to seek work with corporations, charitable organizations, government departments, or colleges. Those who are already employed at the time of program completion could be able to take on additional tasks specific to their profession. Other duties that could be undertaken in this field might include business analysis, profit-and-loss management, performance management, research, theorizing, or instruction.

Jobs that graduates of this Northcentral University program could pursue might include:

  • Strategic business consultant
  • Senior-level business director
  • Business management instructor

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