Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Technology Management (PhD-TM)
No Group Work
100% Online Learning
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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Technology Management (PhD-TM)
It takes visionary leaders to improve an organization and bring about new innovations for a better future, both for the world and for the organizations they lead. It also takes a dedicated university to equip them for this challenge. NU’s Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management will teach you how to become a positive change leader and a champion of new technologies in public and private organizations.
Our Technology Management (PhD-TM) program has been specifically designed to empower students like you to begin enacting change well before your PhD in Technology Management has been conferred through practical application of what you’re learning. This degree can help you act as an conduit between customers, consumers, management, rank and file staff, and executives. Once you’ve started your PhD-TM program at NU, you’ll begin making a difference through technology — now and in the future!
Champion transformation through technology in your organization
Our program features weekly course starts to fit your schedule, and our unique one-to-one learning model allows you to experience individualized interaction with our professionally seasoned, all-doctoral faculty. This 100% online Technology Management PhD program does not require an entrance exam, which can be time-consuming, costly, and have a limited shelf life.
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Computer Science, PhD-TM
Providing a broad base of understanding of the foundational technology in any information system, NU’s Computer Science specialization helps students understand how computers function and communicate from the inside out. This specialization dovetails very well with the larger goals of your PhD program. A general specialization, it was created to provide you with a foundation on a wide variety of computing topics and to prepare you for a range of technology leadership roles. On graduation, you will be able to use the in-depth knowledge you’ve gained to lead the innovative integration of computer technologies in any organization.Learn More
IT Project Management, PhD-TM
Technology without qualified leadership to oversee its optimal use is just expensive hardware. That’s why NU’s IT Project Management specialization was created: to prepare students like you with the skills needed to manage the conception, planning, implementation, and deployment of a variety of information technology-related projects and systems. In this important focus, you’ll pair your technology coursework with in-depth courses in leadership, risk management, and oversight of multiple projects. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take on management roles in project management and information technology.Learn More
PhD-TM in Information Systems
NU’s Information Systems specialization is designed for students who want to know how computers work together to maintain, store, and process information most efficiently and effectively. With this broad-based, but foundational perspective on technology information management, you may find yourself in high demand. In this innovation-focused course of study, you will be introduced to a variety of topics in information systems and will prepare for a range of information technology leadership roles. Upon graduation, you will be empowered to use this in-depth knowledge to lead the innovative integration of information technologies and information systems in any organization.Learn More
Engineering Management, PhD-TM
What could be more foundational to managing technology than preparing leaders to take an innovative approach to engineering management? This important question informs the creation of NU’s Engineering Management specialization, designed for leaders in all types of engineering and technology management fields. In this specialization, you will learn a variety of tools vital to assessing the potential of innovative ideas, protecting an organization’s intellectual property, and bringing new ideas to fruition. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the knowledge you have gained to lead engineering and information systems initiatives in any organization, whether for government, business, or nonprofit.Learn More
PhD-TM in Data Science
As computer systems and high-speed processors gain greater and greater capacities, the amount of information generated can be daunting to the leaders of today’s organizations. It takes leadership to manage that mountain of electronic gold most efficiently and effectively. That’s where those who’ve gained their Data Science specialization come in.
This specialization will prepare you to start processing the mountains of data that organizations produce and turn it all into usable information. Our Data Science graduates are prepared with the latest statistical and modeling tools that will enable you to help your organization most effectively use data to serve stakeholders’ interests.Learn More
As organizations produce more and more data — and stake their future on its security — the risks associated with possible data theft and other malicious interventions have become greater. NU’s Cybersecurity specialization will prepare you to take a leadership role in helping thwart hackers and other security breaches. In this program, you will be encouraged to think outside of the box as an innovation leader who stays one step ahead of those dedicated to breaching security. Our Cybersecurity specialization will prepare you for a variety of technology leadership roles in both government and private organizations. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to anticipate and mitigate risks in managing and deploying data-intensive systems.Learn More
Online PhD in Technology Management Program Outcomes
At National University, you can earn your Ph.D. in Technology Management degree online, when it’s convenient for you. And although you attend class online, you still receive the personal support and guidance you deserve thanks to our one-to-one learning model. We also have no residency requirements, no GRE/GMAT requirements, and no group projects. This offers the flexibility you need to fit higher education into your busy schedule.
Get on the Path to Leadership
This program includes the training, instruction, and networking opportunities to take your career to the next level.
Applied Approach to Teaching
This degree requires advanced knowledge and problem-solving skills; your academic work will be based on things that you already know and the application of those things in a new context. In this program, you aren’t following a path — you’re creating one.
Program at a Glance
- Total Credit Hours: 60 Credit Hours
- Courses: 20 Courses
- Recommended Completion Time: 39 Months
- Next Start Date:Every Monday
- Classroom Size: One
PhD in Technology Management Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of National University’s PhD in Technology Management program, graduates will be able to:
- Develop knowledge in technology and innovation based on a synthesis of current theories
- Communicate with diverse audiences about theories, applications, and perspectives related to technology and innovation
- Evaluate theories of ethics and risk management in computers and emerging technologies
- Formulate strategies for managing technology and innovation in global organizations
- Contribute to the body of theory and practice in technology management
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Finish Your Dissertation!
Dissertation Completion Pathway (DCP) is a 100% online pathway helping students “All But Dissertation” finish their doctoral degree.
- Block transfer of credit from your previous institution
- Flexible monthly start dates
- Highly trained faculty providing feedback each week on your dissertation
- Strategic support and targeted resources to help you finish
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