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PhD - Business Management: Information Technology Management

Capella University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management program is designed to teach students practical and theoretical skills in IT management. Learn more about Capella's online PhD program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Program Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students planning to enroll in this program must be 24 years old with a high school diploma or GED and have demonstrated skills in research, organization, and critical thinking. Applicants under 24 years of age who are military veterans or currently enlisted in the military as well as applicants who have completed 24 hours of college credit might be accepted. Applicants to Capella University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management at Capella University is a program designed for currently practicing, seasoned IT management professionals to have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and become leaders in the IT industry. This program is intended to train students in academic research and composition. The doctoral program through Capella is designed to teach practical theories in advanced IT management giving students the opportunity to learn skills in organizational strategy, recognizing technology trends, and exploring ethical IT management. Students will also be able to participate in three residency educational experiences as part of required dissertation research seminars.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management:

Once enrolled in the PhD in Business Management, Information Technology Management specialization program at Capella, students must complete 20 credits in specialization courses as well as 55 credits in core courses. Students must also enroll in the Dissertation Courseroom call four times to complete curriculum requirements. The Doctoral Comprehensive Examination course is taken after finishing all coursework. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (55 credits)

  • Research Processes, Theory and Practice in Global Business
  • Business Principles and Practices
  • Ethics and Leadership in Global Environments
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3
  • Business Dissertations Specialization Literature
  • Foundations of Research, Scholarly Literature, and Theory in Management
  • Survey of Applied Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Techniques
  • Business Special Topics: Literature Review
  • Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Economics in Global Environments
    • Accounting and Finance Principles and Practice
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Marketing Principles and Practice
    • Strategic Management and Practice
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Advanced Qualitative Research
    • Quantitative Research Techniques 2

Specialization Courses (20 credits)

  • Information Technology Leaders as Partners in Organizational Strategic Planning
  • Leading Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex and Global Environments
  • Guiding the implementation of Information Technology Policies and Processes
  • Innovating Information Technology Life Cycle Management Processes in a Changing Environment
  • Business Management Elective

Dissertation (3 credits)

  • Students must register for the following class a minimum of 4 times
    • Dissertation Courseroom

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

A Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management from Capella University gives graduates the opportunity to become leaders in IT management by advancing knowledge and skills in areas like strategic planning and implementing procedures in the workplace. Some PhD graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Chief information officer
  • Technology program director
  • Higher education faculty

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