Doctor of Business Administration Degree Rapidly Becoming the MBA of the 21st Century Predicts Northcentral University

Global leader in 100% online higher education now offers Doctor of Business Administration degrees in 18 areas of study.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA, August 9, 2010 — Asserting that the Doctor of Business Administration Degree (DBA) is beginning to displace the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree of the 21st Century, Northcentral University, a global leader in 100% online higher education, today announced that its School of Business and Technology Management has expanded the number of DBA degrees offered to 18 areas of.

"In many areas of specialization, the traditional Master’s of Business Administration degree is no longer the final stage of study,” Dr. Gardner said today. "The amount of information to learn in specific subject areas has become so great that a Doctoral degree is required for mastery of the field. Northcentral University’s School of Business and Technology Management committed itself several years ago to meeting the needs of these 21st Century Doctoral Students. As a result, I am pleased to announce that the school now offers DBA in 18 areas of study. This broad range of degree programs reinforces our commitment to provide Students with the largest selection of specialized degree programs.”

According to Dr. Gardner, Northcentral University now offers Doctor of Business Administration degree programs in Advanced Accounting, Applied Computer Science, Computers & Information Security, Criminal Justice, Electronic Commerce, Financial Management, Healthcare Administration, Homeland Security Leadership & Policy, Human Resources Management, Industrial Organizational Psychology, International Business, Management, Management of Engineering and Technology, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, and Public Administration.

The number of Students enrolled in DBA degree programs at Northcentral University has grown steadily larger over the last five years, Dr. Gardner explained. In fact, it is now the fastest growing area of study within the University, a trend that is expected to only increase in the years ahead. "Today we have more than 750 Students enrolled in DBA degree programs and our two most popular areas of specialization are Organizational Leadership and Management, with approximately 100 Students enrolled in each of these two programs.”

The Northcentral University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed for current and potential business leaders and senior managers, in the private and public sectors to enhance their knowledge and competencies appropriate to a leadership role in business and administration. The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is a research-based degree, but unlike the Ph.D., the DBA is focused on a business management issue or problems. The outcome of the research is designed to provide valuable insights to an organization, in addition to contributing to the knowledge of the field of business management. The DBA is increasingly recognized by international business and management schools as the most appropriate post-MBA (or equivalent master’s degree) route to combining academic research to management and business.