Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

Today’s Ever-Changing Global Economy Calls for Business Education at a Higher Degree.

Northcentral University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD) degree program offers high-level training for senior leadership positions, with an opportunity to acquire the skills to meet the greatest challenges in today’s business world. At NCU, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on research-based leadership strategies, refine your knowledge and dive into emerging technologies.

PURPOSE: Provide a research-focused doctoral degree designed to help you solve real-world business problems by utilizing an applied experiential learning approach.

If you’re a current or potential business leader or senior manager in the private or public sector, and are looking to enhance your knowledge and competencies for a leadership role in business administration, NCU’s PhD in Business Administration degree program may be for you. In this program, you will focus on applying theoretical knowledge to the advancement of practice in your field, while developing the knowledge and skills to make effective decisions and solve complex problems in your area of expertise. You can also choose from 17 PhD specializations designed to help you reach your goals.

OUTCOMES: Throughout the PhD in Business Administration program, you will examine and apply effective research methods and strategies to develop and defend a dissertation that adds to current business theory.

In this program, you will be required to utilize your research skills to formulate a research dissertation. This will include interpreting and evaluating conclusions derived from research, adapting qualitative and quantitative tools to perform effective business analysis, and applying inquiry and independent research to create original contributions to the business body of knowledge.

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See the NCU Course Catalog for student outcomes you will have obtained upon completion of this program.

ACHIEVEMENTS: As a PhD graduate, you will join an elite group of scholars making a difference in the business world.

Our PhD in Business Administration graduates have held positions such as vice president of accounting, consultant, chief information officer (CIO), senior level homeland security professional, senior level law enforcement professionals, teaching faculty, director or vice presidents of computer and information security, project and program managers, chief financial officer (CFO), controller, vice president of information systems, international business consultant, vice president of operations, chief operation officer (COO), senior–level public administrator, healthcare administrator and more.

ACBSP Accredited Online PhD in Business Administration Degree

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the HLC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.