Successful leaders in today’s IT industry possess more than just the technical skills necessary to comprehend evolving technology. They also must have an essential understanding of how organizational structure and operational functions can impact growth and success.
In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program, students can gain advanced knowledge in the field of information technology and also acquire the strategic leadership skills needed to guide organizations through critical IT-related challenges.
This program prepares students for key IT and leadership positions within organizations and consulting firms as well as roles in academia. Through problem-based learning simulators, research seminars, residencies, and other learning opportunities, you will analyze relevant IT scenarios to develop solutions you can implement in your workplace. By pursuing your doctorate in information technology, you will explore qualitative and quantitative research methods and complete a doctoral study demonstrating your ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge, theory, and experience in an applied IT project.
This program is designed for students who have either an undergraduate or master’s degree in a technical field or a master’s degree in a nontechnical field combined with three or more years of relevant IT work experience.
If you have completed a master’s degree in information systems, information technology, computer science, management information systems, computer information systems, and computer/software engineering within the past 10 years, you may also be eligible to transfer up to five courses that can save you time and tuition. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 to learn more.
- 64 semester credits
- Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
- Core courses(21 sem. cr.)
- Leadership simulator courses (9 sem. cr.)
- Research sequence (10 sem. cr.)
- Seminar courses (6sem. cr.)
- Doctoralstudy completion (15 sem. cr.)
- 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies)
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the computer and information systems management field is expected to grow 18% by 2020. With a Doctor of Information Technology from Walden, you can work in a variety of roles within private and public sectors, consulting firms, and academia. Potential career options may include:
- Chief information officer
- Chief technology officer
- Information technology consultant
- Information technology strategist
- Higher education faculty or administrator
- Technical manager/director
As a Doctor of Information Technology student, you will have the opportunity to gain new skills and expand your industry expertise through a program that features:
- IT Leadership Simulators—Delve into problem-based learning scenarios to examine relevant IT challenges that you may encounter as a leader and create proactive and reactive plans to overcome them.
- Seminar Courses—Engage with colleagues and faculty members to explore IT best practices and gain a holistic understanding of the effects they can have on an organization.
- Residencies—Network face to face with small groups of students who share your academic and research interest while you enhance your critical thinking, analysis, and scholarly writing skills
- Doctoral Study—Demonstrate your ability to synthesize the knowledge you have gained throughout the program by investigating an IT topic that interests you and develop a scholarly paper that makes a contribution to your field.
When you choose Walden’s Doctor of Information Technology program, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and fromMobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Critically evaluate current research and best practices in the area of IT methods in organizations.
- Analyze best practices and research to determine appropriate design of integrated IT systems.
- Recommend IT strategies that support enterprise mission and objectives following tenets of professional, social, and ethical responsibility.
- Demonstrate IT leadership skills at the team and enterprise levels.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate technical and business concepts to a range of audiences.
- Demonstrate the ability to formulate project management, compliance, and sourcing of IT within an organization.
- Conduct original research that contributes to professional and actionable knowledge in an applied environment.
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Last updated July 10, 2017