PhD - Technology & innovation Management: Information Systems

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program is designed to help students gain in-depth knowledge of information systems while preparing them for a variety of technology leadership roles. Read on to find out more about this online PhD program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Information Systems has been developed to help you explore new and innovative ways computers to work together to process and store information. You could have opportunities to study topics such as systems design, data warehousing and management, security management principles, Cloud computing, and knowledge management. In addition, courses cover emerging trends in technology, IT project management strategies, mobile computing, and business intelligence. This program requires you to complete a portfolio course as well as write and defend an original dissertation.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before applying to this program, you should have an interest in computer systems and the desire to prepare for an advanced leadership position. 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 8410Cloud Computing
TIM 8420Data Warehousing & Decision Support
TIM 8430Systems Analysis & Design
TIM 8440Knowledge Management
TIM 8601IT Project 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

After graduating from this program, you could be ready for advanced responsibilities in your current IT position where you design and implement new information systems. You could also choose to pursue a new information systems-related position. Jobs could be found within nearly any company with an IT department or with business consulting firms. Some of the possible job options could include:

  • Information systems manager
  • Chief technology officer
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems consultant
  • Chief information officer