Doctor of Business Administration / Human Resources Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

This online DBA focuses on research engagement to advance practice in the field of HR Management.  At Northcentral, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your dissertation not only upon management and business theories, but to hone your research on the best human resources practices.  Coursework examines the interrelationships between employees and their employers, while also examining external factors that affect productivity.  Specialized classes within this program, usually include:

  • Human Resources Management in the 21st Century
  • Cultural Issues
  • Labor Relations
  • Legal Issues in Human Resources Management


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.

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.