Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration
Northcentral University

Program Details

This online PhD-BA program at NCU is research-based and enables you to apply contemporary theory to practice, as you enhance your leadership and business skills.  Curriculum is taught by faculty mentors that utilize a unique 1:1 learning platform.  As an established professional, this online doctorate will build upon your existing knowledge.  Northcentral's online PhD-BA offers numerous specializations, including, but not limited to:

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Homeland Security Leadership & Policy
  • Financial Management
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Computer & Information Security
  • Criminal Justice



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).