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Total program credits needed for graduation: 120

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5979, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

44 course quarter credits.

TS8004
Information Technology Research and Practice (4 quarter credits)
BMGT7086
Developing an Academic Writing Process (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8030
Management Theory Creation (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8032
Survey of Applied Research Methods (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8034
Quantitative Research Techniques (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8040
Advanced Qualitative Research* (4 quarter credits)* OR
BMGT8042
Applied Multivariate Modeling* (4 quarter credits)* OR
BMGT8212
Leading Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex and Global Environments (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8214
Guiding the Implementation of Information Technology Policies and Processes (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8216
Innovating Information Technology Life Cycle Management Processes in a Changing Environment (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8218
Advancing Research in Information Technology Management* (4 quarter credits)
TS8940
Information Technology Consulting Practice Seminar* (4 quarter credits) OR
TS8950
Teaching Practice Seminar in Information Technology Education* (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

20 course quarter credits.

TS8531
Network Security Advances (4 quarter credits)
TS8533
Enterprise Security Risk Management (4 quarter credits)
TS8535
System and Application Security Advances (4 quarter credits)
TS8537
Assurance Controls and Compliance Management (4 quarter credits)
TS8539
Security Governance and Management (4 quarter credits)

Eight Elective Courses

32 course quarter credits. Choose any graduate courses.

Comprehensive Examination and Dissertation

24 course quarter credits. Upon completion of all required course work:

TS9919
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination* (4 quarter credits)

Learners must register for TS9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their Specialization requirements.

TS9960
Dissertation Courseroom* (5 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residential colloquia provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day colloquia (BMGT-R8921, BMGT-R8922, BMGT-R8923).

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits, which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 32 credits into this specialization.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5979, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.