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Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Industrial-Organizational Psychology
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.
"Northcentral University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology explores the application of industrial and organizational psychology and management theory to the understanding of people in work environment. In this interdisciplinary specialization, students complete courses in the School of Business and Technology Management and the School of Psychology in order to develop competencies in theory, research, and applications of psychology related to human behavior in organizations. Students conduct advanced research related to the application of organizational and psychological theory to human resource management.
The program is a research-based program that is designed to give students the opportunity to build their skill and knowledge base. The program emphasizes qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Students have the chance to learn to evaluate, interpret, and integrate knowledge into the business decision-making process.
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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