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Exhibit proficiency in academic research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Hone in on emerging trends, technological influences, and research to advance the theory or practice of global information technology management.
Synthesize multidisciplinary research and evolving practices to contribute to organizational strategies and to lead strategic IT planning and management in complex environments.
Foster an organizational culture that supports technological innovation within the context of changing business needs.
Evaluate ethical frameworks, including the organization’s global citizenship, and legal requirements that guide information technology management.
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Showcase your ability to develop solutions for organizations through the completion of a doctoral applied business research project.
For your culminating doctoral applied business research project, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Maximize your courseload—take 7 or more credits per quarter and pay just $4,850.*
*Quoted price does not include $175/quarter resource kit fee. Quoted cost includes residency tuition, but not travel costs, meals, and lodging.
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The DBA in Information Technology Management curriculum focuses on emerging trends, technological influences, and multidisciplinary research to advance the theory and practice of leading IT strategic planning and management in complex environments.
Information Technology Leaders as Partners in Organizational Strategic Planning
This course focuses on the information technology leader’s collaborative roles working with an organization’s non-IT senior leadership, including aligning business strategy with IT strategy, acting as an equal contributor to the formation of organizational strategy, and integrating ethical policies and practices into an organization. Learners evaluate multidisciplinary research and practices related to leadership, organizational structures, and culture. Through the lens of complexity/chaos and change theories, learners analyze information technology’s role in contributing to organizational resiliency. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Leading Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex and Global Environments
In this course, learners examine processes by which senior information technology leadership must evaluate different IT governance models from a global perspective, including decision models, management structures, business engagement processes, leadership theories, and risk assessment processes. Learners evaluate methods of performance measurement and control, and assess the relevance and effect of social responsibility issues and strategic partnering on IT strategic planning. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Guiding the Implementation of Information Technology Policies and Processes
This course presents key issues related to the implementation of information technology policies and processes as day-to-day operations, including consideration of ethical, cultural, and global issues, and potential effects on internal and external stakeholder needs. Learners evaluate strategies for implementing different governance models and assess the ways in which those models relate to change management processes and organizational innovation.
|4 quarter credits|
Innovating Information Technology Life Cycle Management Processes in a Changing Environment
In this course, learners evaluate evolving theories and practices that inform decisions related to the information technology system development life cycle. Learners assess different development models and examine the IT leader’s role in IT enterprise portfolio management against the backdrop of changing workforce considerations, including offshore, contract, multicultural, and multigenerational workers in global enterprises.
|4 quarter credits|
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**Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a doctoral program.
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