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Human Resources Management, PhD-BA

Human Resources Management Specialization

The success of any business boils down to its people, and individuals with stellar talent management skills are in high demand. The NCU PhD in Human Resources explores the interrelationships between an organization’s most important resources: its employees, leadership and the organization in general. Through 100% online instruction by NCU’s professors, you will develop the necessary skills to create, develop, mediate and maintain these interrelationships. You will conduct research on theories and practices for Human Resource Management (HRM) information systems, compensation and staffing strategies, training and professional development, cultural diversity, innovation, labor relations and related legal issues. Our PhD in Human Resources Management graduates typically go onto leadership positions related to a human resources specialization or work in academia.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PHD-BA 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop business knowledge based on a synthesis of current theory
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about theories, applications, and perspectives related to business
  • Evaluate business practices that positively impact society
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to problems identified in extant business research