Total program credits needed for graduation: 90
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
19 Required Courses, 70 quarter credits
All courses taken in a prescribed sequence:
|TS8005||Research Processes, Theory, and Practice in Information Technology||6 quarter credits|
|TS8940*||Information Technology Consulting Practice Seminar OR||4 quarter credits|
|TS8950*||Teaching Practice Seminar Information Technology Education||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 OR||4 quarter credits|
|BMGT8042*||Applied Multivariate Modeling||4 quarter credits|
|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|
|BMGT-R8925||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1||3 quarter credits|
|BMGT-R8926*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2||3 quarter credits|
|BMGT-R8927*||PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3||3 quarter credits|
Upon completion of all required coursework:
|TS9919*||Doctoral Comprehensive Examination||3 quarter credits|
Learners must register for TS9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements.
|TS9960*||Dissertation Courseroom||3 quarter credits each|
Five Elective Courses, 20 quarter credits
Choose any graduate course(s).
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day residencies as part of the dissertation research seminars (BMGT-R8925, BMGT-R8926, BMGT-R8927).
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
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.
Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, 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 with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.
Capella’s International Experience takes your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone. Students who join one of the annual trips gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.
During this one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to:
Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.
Call 866.933.5840 to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about the International Experience.
"Traveling to Chile was life-changing—the business, economic,
societal, and global knowledge I gained was extraordinary. Before,
during, and after each business visit we spent time conversing with
faculty about each business, the industry, governmental policy
impacts, and their financial status. I would recommend the
International Experience to everyone. The investment you make in
yourself as a professional is second to none."
– Tina Thompson, 2014 International Experience participant