PhD - Technology & Innovation Management: Data Science

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If you enjoy working with data and using the information to come up with recommendations and innovative solutions to help an organization, then the Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Data Science program at Northcentral University could be for you. Find out more about this online PhD-TIM program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management (PhD-TIM) program with a Data Science specialization allows you to prepare for leadership roles in the emerging field of data science through courses that cover the latest industry trends, tools, and research. You'll have the opportunity to study advanced topics in Big Data analytics and integration, as well as explore methods for data mining and information extraction, using data to predict future events, and data visualization techniques. Other courses cover emerging topics in statistics and quantitative analysis and data management. You'll be required to complete and defend a dissertation on an original idea that contributes to the field of data science before successfully completing this program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential student of the PhD-TIM program in Data Science, you should be interested in working with and analyzing large amounts of data. Strong computer, organizational, and analytic skills are also beneficial. 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 8130 Data Mining
TIM 8440Knowledge Management
TIM 8501Quantitative Methods for Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
TIM 8510Data Visualization
TIM 8520Inferential Statistics and Predictive Analytics
TIM 8530Big Data Integration
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

After you have completed all the requirements of NCU's PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Data Science, you could be ready to advance your current technology career, or you could choose to seek new positions where you have leadership or research responsibilities that contribute to the field of technology and innovation management. You could qualify for positions where you would be responsible for analyzing data and turning it into actionable knowledge. Some career titles you may consider include:

  • Data scientist
  • Director of information technology
  • Chief technology officer
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Data science researcher