Doctor of Business Administration

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Northcentral University’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program offers high-level training for senior leadership positions, with an emphasis on the application of research as a means for solving organizational problems, as well as creating and executing strategies that are effective and ethical. It’s a chance to refine your knowledge and dive into emerging technologies.

PURPOSE: Provide an online DBA program that utilizes applied experiential learning and combines academic research with management and business to enable you to solve real-world business problems.

“The experience that I've had with Northcentral for the past four and a half years has been absolutely fabulous. All of my instructors have been very helpful, very supportive, and I feel that the quality of my education is just really beyond comprehension."—Suzanne Brock, DBA, Marketing

Are you a current or potential business leader or senior manager in the private or public sector looking to enhance your knowledge and competencies needed for a leadership role in business administration? In NCU’s online DBA degree program, you will prepare to apply advanced business principles and theories to make effective decisions and solve complex problems in your specialized area. You can choose from 18 DBA specializations designed to help you reach your goals.

OUTCOMES: In the NCU DBA program, you will be challenged to apply theoretical knowledge of business principles and theories to the real world.

Research is an integral part of Northcentral’s online DBA program, and you will learn effective research methods and strategies of research while learning to interpret and evaluate conclusions derived from research in business administration and your specialization. These skills will help you formulate an applied research dissertation that contributes scholarly solutions to business issues, problems and challenges within the global society.

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

ACHIEVEMENTS: As a DBA graduate, you will join a vast network of NCU alumni and faculty who are currently business and community leaders, eager to share their passion and expertise.

Our online DBA 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 and healthcare administrator.

ACBSP Accredited Online Doctor of 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.