PhD - Technology & Innovation Management: Computer Science

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Computer Science program at Northcentral University is designed to offer you the technology management skills and computer science knowledge needed for leadership roles within the technology industry. Learn more about the PhD-TIM program in Computer Science here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Computer Science is designed to prepare you to recommend and lead the integration of innovative computer technologies in an organization. You'll have the opportunity to study advanced computer science strategies and theories within the specialization courses. These courses are also intended to cover topics in software engineering, mobile development, data mining, distributed computing, and cybersecurity management. You can also learn about emerging trends in artificial intelligence and the development of algorithms and programming languages. You'll also be required to complete a dissertation.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prospective applicants of NCU's PhD-TIM program with a specialization in Computer Science should have an interest in computers and how they function as well as be interested in preparing for advanced leadership positions. 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.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 60 credit hours. Thirty credits will be from required foundational courses, 18 credits will be from specialization courses, and 12 credits will be from dissertation courses.

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

Directed Quantitative Research
TIM 7230
and
TIM 7235
Qualitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders

Directed Qualitative Research
TIM 7240
and
TIM 7245
Constructive Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders

Directed Constructive Research
Specialization Courses
TIM 8101
or
TIM 8110
Principles of Computer Science

Programming Languages & Algorithms
TIM 8120 Distributed Systems
TIM 8130Data Mining
TIM 8140Software Engineering
TIM 8150Artificial Intelligence
TIM 8301Cybersecurity Management
Dissertation Courses
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

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Computer Science, you could be ready to seek a variety of technology leadership roles in many different types of organizations. You could be able to seek positions where you are responsible for identifying new opportunities and implementing new technology solutions. Some possible job positions may include:

  • Computer technology consultant
  • Director of information technology
  • Chief technology officer
  • Technology consultant
  • Business analyst