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Doctor of Business Administration / Applied Computer Science

Program Details

The Doctor of Business and 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. This program is a research-based degree, but unlike the PhD, 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.

Work as the Chief Information Officer for a Fortune 500 firm, non-profit, small-to-medium sized firm, and government agency! Enroll in NCU’s DBA in Applied Computer Science Specialization and improve your ability to lead, manage, and direct diverse and challenging technical projects throughout the global marketplace. Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to serve at the Board of Director level for highly competitive firms. Additionally, use your degree and experience in academia as a professor, manager, or director within schools and colleges of business. The Corporation Information Officer (CIO) is an example of a new executive role that has emerged as a result of information growth, requiring specialized advanced education in the information technology field. This specialization is designed to provide preparation for professional careers with an emphasis in both leadership and technology.

Requirements

Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution. In addition, there are two options for entry:

  • Direct entry: Master’s program must be in a generalized business area such as business management or business administration OR a specialized business area (e.g., Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management) AND an undergraduate degree in business
  • Evaluation track: Individuals not meeting the direct entry requirements must have their transcripts evaluated to determine if previous coursework meets some or all of the Standard Curriculum requirements.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

NCU’s Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, DBA and PhD-BA degree business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas, 66211.

Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.