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PhD-TIM in Information Systems

Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Information Systems is designed to help students develop strong leadership and innovative thinking skills, as well as a provide them with detailed technical training on information systems. Read more about this online information systems doctoral degree here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management (PhD-TIM) with a specialization in Information Systems

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the PhD-TIM program with a specialization in Information Systems might have some information systems knowledge or experience working in an IT setting. All applicants to NCU's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management programs must have a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited university.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's PhD in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Information Systems offers students the opportunity to learn about a variety of information systems topics while preparing for leadership roles in the information technology industry. In the specialization courses, students can learn about advanced information systems design and implementation as well as study topics in data warehouse management, cloud computing, and current trends in cybersecurity. Students could also study IT project management and emerging technologies. A portfolio course and dissertation are also required before completing this program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

This program may be completed in 60 credits. However, additional credit hours can be taken, if needed, to complete dissertation research.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for the Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a PhD in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Information Systems:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (30 credits)

  • TIM 7001: Changing Times: Leading Technology & Innovation in the 21st Century
  • TIM 7200: Scholarly Communication for Technology Leaders
  • TIM 7010: Computer Networks & Mobile Computing
  • TIM 7020: Databases & Business Intelligence
  • TIM 7030: Managing Risk, Security, & Privacy in Information Systems
  • TIM 7100: Statistics with Technology Applications
  • TIM 7040: Technology Policy & Strategy
  • TIM 7210: Introduction to Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders
  • Students choose one of the following three pairs of courses:
    • TIM 7220: Quantitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders & TIM 7225: Directed Quantitative Research
    • TIM 7230: Qualitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders & TIM 7235: Directed Qualitative Research
    • TIM 7240: Constructive Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders & TIM 7245: Directed Constructive Research
  • CMP 9700T: PhD-TIM Portfolio

Information Systems Specialization Courses (18 credits)

  • TIM 8301: Cybersecurity Management
  • TIM 8410: Cloud Computing
  • TIM 8420: Data Warehousing & Decision Support
  • TIM 8430: Systems Analysis & Design
  • TIM 8440: Knowledge Management
  • TIM 8601: IT Project Management

Doctoral Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of this Information Systems PhD program, graduates may be ready to explore executive leadership or research opportunities in the IT departments of many different types of businesses. They could also consider positions in technical consulting, information systems design, or information security. Some of their career options could include:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Design Consultant

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