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Information Technology, PhD-BA

Information Technology Specialization

If you’re interested in becoming an IT professional, the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Technology is the program you need. This specialization will help you develop the skills and the personal and professional growth required for effective practice in the field of IT. In today’s modern organizations, computers and information technology are everywhere, and are therefore vital to business success. IT professionals must be able to implement and manage every component in the technical landscape. For many organizations, technology can be intimidating, yet beneficial. It is important for leaders to know how to take advantage of new technologies and ideas, or risk being trapped in stagnation.

Information technology is an evolving profession where professionals must remain current with emerging technologies to reliably support enterprise or organizational operations. Throughout this specialization, you will learn about the evolution of information technology, the primary IT components and functions, the IT solutions development process, and the role of technical policies and IT protocols to provide a baseline of knowledge to support you through the program. You will also explore relevant legal, ethical, privacy, and security issues affecting information technology in today’s technology environments.

Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to be a champion of positive change through new ideas and new technologies.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PHD-BA 60 20 44 Months
*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.

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
  • Defend theories, applications, and perspectives related to business to diverse audiences
  • 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