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Overview

With a focus on diverse organizational and global contexts, Capella University's online PhD in Information Technology Management program prepares you to lead in the field of IT management.

Following a comprehensive core curriculum focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach, you'll gain the advanced skills and informed perspective to teach, conduct research, consult, or lead.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking, increased cultural literacy and global operations learning experience.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD Program

Your PhD in Information Technology Management program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, hybrid courseroom experiences that include online and in-person components (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in Information Technology Management from Capella, you'll learn to synthesize multidisciplinary research and evolving practices to contribute to organizational strategies and to lead strategic IT planning and management in complex environments, including diverse organizational and global cultural contexts. You'll also evaluate ethical frameworks, including the organization's global citizenship, and legal requirements that guide Information Technology Management. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

People with Doctoral degrees in Business from Capella earn an average of $42,000 more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in Information Technology Management include chief information officer, chief technology officer, IT strategy and management consultant, senior information technology auditor or vice president of information technology. Potential workplaces include consulting firm, corporation, government, land-based or online college or university, or nonprofit organization.