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.
Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you
Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.
As one of the many ways we support the business learning experience, the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, offers three eligible business students the chance to visit the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2015 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, ring the bell on the NASDAQ, and much more!
*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.
At Capella, we are deeply grateful to our servicemen and women, veterans, and their families for their commitment and sacrifice. We’ve been recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Organization by the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota’s governor for outstanding support of our military.
In honor of your commitment and service to our country, Capella offers valuable military benefits.
- Flexible leave-of-absence policy to accommodate the unique challenges of your or your spouse's duty obligations.
- Unlimited, full participation in the VA Yellow Ribbon program, which covers Capella tuition for eligible service members and veterans.
- 10-15% tuition discounts for service members and veterans. Capella is proud to also extend this discount to the spouses and dependents of active duty service members.
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.
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.