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DBA in General Business

Business professionals who would like to enhance their business management and leadership skills may be interested in Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in General Business program. Discover more about the DBA in General Business program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in General Business

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level


Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the Doctor of Business Administration in General Business program should be interested in becoming leaders in business administration and management. They may already have professional business experience. Applicants to Northcentral University's doctorate programs must possess a master's degree from an accredited institution.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Business Administration in General Business program at Northcentral University is intended to solidify students' executive-level knowledge and competencies in areas such as operations management, human resources management, business law and ethics, marketing, accounting, economics, and business information systems. Students enrolled in this research-based program have the opportunity to examine the formal research process and develop skills in doctoral research methods and designs, including psychometrics, statistical business analysis, and sampling techniques. General business coursework explores advanced corporate finance theories, international economic and trade theories, global corporations, organizational behavior, and components of effective leadership. The program includes an applied management research project and doctoral dissertation.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

54 credits

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 General Business:

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

Specialization Courses (15 credits - Choose 5)

Please note: The courses below are only examples. Students in the General Business program may choose their own specialization courses.

  • FIN 7012: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • HRM 7004: Supervising in the 21st Century
  • IB 7012: Global Economic Environment
  • MGT 7110: Leadership in Organizations
  • MGT 7000: Business Organization and Management

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:

The goal of the Doctor of Business Administration in General Business program at Northcentral University is to help students develop the skills necessary for advanced positions in business. Graduates of the program may be qualified to compete for promotions within their current positions or seek new career opportunities. Examples of positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Management consultant
  • Human resource manager
  • Operations manager
  • Chief operating officer (COO)
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)

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