PhD - Technology & Innovation Management: Cybersecurity

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If you're interested in the opportunity to advance your expertise in computer security while also gaining advanced technology and leadership skills, you may want to consider the Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Cybersecurity offered from Northcentral University. Learn more about this online program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

NCU's PhD-TIM program in Cybersecurity prepares you to take on leadership roles where you monitor and protect an organization against cyber threats, maintain the integrity of data, and introduce new technologies to create positive change. The specialization coursework covers topics in forensic investigations, security management, disaster prevention and recovery, risk assessment, and security during the software development process. Other courses allow you to explore emerging trends and technologies in cybersecurity management as well as study cyber forensics and strategies for staying ahead of possible cyber-attacks. You'll also be required to complete a dissertation on an original idea that contributes to the technology field.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're considering applying to NCU's PhD-TIM in Cybersecurity, you should have some computer knowledge and an interest in data security and cyber forensics. 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
TIM 7225
Quantitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders

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

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

Directed Constructive Research
Specialization Courses
TIM 8301 Cybersecurity Management
TIM 8310Cyber Forensics
TIM 8320Contingency Planning & Disaster Recovery
TIM 8330Advanced Risk Management
TIM 8340Secure Software Development
TIM 8350Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare, & Cyber Terrorism
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

NCU's PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Cybersecurity could prepare you for a number of leadership positions where you are responsible for protecting data, identifying possible security threats, and presenting new technology solutions for cybersecurity issues. Some possible career titles include:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Computer security consultant
  • Director of information technology
  • IT manager
  • Cybersecurity advisor
  • Cybersecurity engineer