Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Human Resource Management
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral’s online PhD-BA will prepare you to become a leader in nearly any organization, through mastery of business, administration, and technology management aspects.  As a research-based program that builds upon your master’s in business-related field, you’ll learn how to evaluate and develop the best practices that positively impact society and employees.  You’ll learn how to create human solutions in today’s global environment, from a business perspective.  The online HR Management specialization usually includes the following courses:

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


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.

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).

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