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Critically analyze theories that affect project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing.
Evaluate functional management approaches designed for operational
and strategic projects, programs, and portfolios.
Learn to apply ethical leadership strategies, best practices, and new
tools to project management.
Combine project management research and practice to develop new
knowledge for improved practices.
Become a communication, research, writing, and critical thinking
expert in the IT project management field.
Our PhD in Information Technology, IT Project Management program is
designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation
process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways:
through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and
online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll
begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support
team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the
This program is designed around A Guide to the Project Management
Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Learn from faculty who hold doctorate degrees and have real-world
experience in their field of study.
You’ll have one-on-one learning opportunities and residencies that
provide credits toward your degree and a supportive peer
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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Maximize your courseload – take six or more credits per quarter and
pay just $5,000*.
*Cost of each residency is included in the $5,000 quarterly tuition
maximum; travel, lodging, meals, and other expenses are not included.
Books, supplies, and other fees may apply. Tuition subject to
The online PhD in Information Technology, IT Project Management
curriculum will expand your knowledge in the areas of project and
program management, risk management, and project governance. You'll
also focus on advanced research and scholarly writing. The program
includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to
get an early start on your dissertation.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|BMGT8430||Advanced Concepts of Project Management Methodologies|
|BMGT8432||Projects as Complex Adaptive Systems|
|BMGT8434||Advanced Risk Management Systems and Research|
|BMGT8436||Dynamics of Program and Portfolio Management|
|BMGT8438||Emerging Trends, Research, and Theories for Successful Project Management|
Five soft skills project managers need to be competitive in the
From entry to senior level, a look at four career options for project
What do breaches in data security have to do with project management?
These days, everything.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online IT project management doctoral degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.