PhD - Technology & Innovation Management: IT Project Management

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If you are interested in preparing for an advanced leadership role and managing projects related to the development of new technologies or ideas - and you already have a master's degree - then you may want to consider Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in IT Project Management. Find out more about this online doctorate program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in IT Project Management offered through Northcentral University is an online program that provides you with the opportunity to study advanced topics related to IT project management, including conception of ideas and projects, planning, implementation and deployment. Specialization coursework includes topics in risk management, total quality management, and multi-project management strategies. In addition, you can explore advanced leadership tactics for project management, current tools and resources for monitoring IT projects, and emerging trends in IT project management. You will have the opportunity to gain research skills through the dissertation courses, which require you to complete and defend a dissertation on an original idea.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you would like to apply to the PhD-TIM program with a specialization in IT Project Management at NCU, you should be interested in managing information technology projects and perhaps already have some experience in this area. Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills would also be useful. 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 8630Managing Risk in Project Management
TIM 8210Quality Management
TIM 8601IT Project Management
TIM 8610 Leadership in Project Management
TIM 8620Project Management Systems & Technology
TIM 8640Program & Portfolio 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 completing Northcentral University's online PhD-TIM in IT Project Management program, you could choose to explore advanced project management opportunities in a variety of settings, including private corporations, public companies, IT consulting firms, or manufacturers. Examples of positions you could pursue include:

  • Technology program director
  • Lead IT project manager
  • Director of technology
  • IT consultant
  • Vice president of project management