By: U.S. News University Connection
Today's business industry has developed a very competitive job market, which has led many professionals in this field to pursue advanced degrees. Those who wish to enroll in a graduate program can benefit from the availability of these opportunities via distance learning.
For example, Northcentral University has recognized the growing interest in Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA) programs by adding another web-based offering, bringing the school's total to 18 degrees. Students who take advantage of this opportunity can specialize in advanced accounting, criminal justice, applied computer science, engineering and technology administration, public relations, marketing, human resources, industrial organizational psychology and healthcare management.
Similar to a PhD, the DBA degree is research-based, but incorporates business scenarios that are currently faced by industry administrators. Coursework has been developed to enhance leadership skills for those who have careers in the public and private business sectors.
"In many areas of specialization, the traditional MBA degree is no longer the final stage of study," stated Clinton Gardner, president of the academic institution. He added that "the amount of information to learn in specific subject areas has become so great that a doctoral degree is required for mastery of the field."