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Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Computer & Information Security

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD-BA) program is research-based and designed to prepare leaders for positions in the private and public sectors. Upon completion of the PhD program, students are expected to have a broad knowledge in fields of business and technology management and an understanding of at least one specialized area of study. The aim is to enhance knowledge and competencies appropriate to a leadership role in business, administration, and technology management. The primary aim of the PhD program is to provide students the expertise in the methods of scientific inquiry and independent research.

Work at the highest levels in academics, industry, government, and as a consultant! Enroll in NCU’s PhD in Computer and Information Security Specialization and gain the skills and knowledge needed to serve as a researcher and business leader for security initiatives. Acquire the expertise needed to serve as a computer and information security professor, department chair, and university leader.
 
This specialization responds to the demand in business and industry for computer security professionals who are trained in cyber-terrorism, computer forensics and computer security. The specialization focuses on developing best practices for forensic investigations and evidence handling, federal and state privacy, intellectual property, search and seizure process, and cyber-crime laws. Students study current techniques in data preservation, identification, and extraction and perform forensic analysis of systems using popular examination toolkits.

Requirements

Requires 60 credit hours for degree completion.

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.