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Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Health Care Administration
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.
Advance your career in the dynamic and volatile field of health care administration. This health care administration specialization includes advanced research and course work in the areas of strategic planning, comparative health care system analysis, and total quality management in health care. Students who choose this specialization are often current or future health care professionals who want to develop theoretical and research-based health care industry management knowledge. Graduates often seek high-level management positions in both public and private health care settings.
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.
This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.
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