Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems

CTU’s Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems degree program is designed for computer science professionals who would like to pursue leadership roles in the design, implementation and management of huge databases and large scale systems in almost any type of organization – including those that operate on a global level. Through coursework and research, you can have the opportunity to become well versed in the current body of knowledge pertaining to enterprise information systems – and become familiar with models such as CMMI and the Baldridge Process. Along with the technical expertise to manage the IT implementation process, testing and user testing, you could develop the ability to effectively communicate technical material to non-technical decision makers.

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  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  96

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online: Online

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  • Concentrations

    Enterprise Information Systems is just one of the industry-relevant concentrations CTU offers in the Doctor of Computer Science degree program. Choose the option below that best supports your educational goals.

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  • Career Paths

    CTU's Doctor of Computer Science degree builds on the foundation of a master’s degree to prepare students for senior level leadership, consulting, and teaching positions within business, government, nonprofit organizations, and higher education. CTU doctoral students are educated to discover new solutions to unsolved problems in a range of fields. Students develop analytic and research skills to define problems, study advanced content knowledge to discover innovative solutions, and practice consulting and leadership techniques to facilitate innovative change in organizations, communities, and society. Using these skills, graduates may find opportunities as leaders within nonprofit organizations and businesses, as consultants, or as faculty within higher education.

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  • Curriculum

    The following courses are specific to the Enterprise Information Systems concentration. To view courses that must be completed for all Doctor of Computer Science degrees, visit the Doctor of Computer Science overview page.

    • Strategy, Alignment, and Portfolio Management
    • Enterprise Management Concepts and Databases
    • Managing, Planning and Integrating EIS
    • Enterprise Tools, Concepts, and Processes
    • Enterprise Architecture Technology
    • Information Technology Service Management
    • Governance, Quality, Compliance, and Ethics
    • Enterprise Change, Innovation and Future

    Doctorate degree program courses are taught in an executive format, combining an active online component with an intensive residential symposium lasting two and a half days with an additional orientation day the first quarter. Students are required to attend two of these quarterly symposia each year. The program also includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter.

    Students are required to attend an intensive two and a half day residential symposium twice annually. The symposia are scheduled four times throughout the year and doctoral students are welcome to attend all four symposia available. First term doctoral students will have an additional required CTU student orientation the day prior to the residential symposium for returning students.

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  • Graduation Requirements

    In addition to the successful completion of all 96 credits with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research proposal and final dissertation. These documents must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

    Each year of the DCS-EIS program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary in the field. The organization of each year is described below.

    Year 1: Foundations

    The beginning of the program focuses on research. Each student will spend the first year learning about analysis and design from a user perspective while forming the ability to think critically and creatively. This experience will enable the student to complete a literature review and develop an enterprise information system designed to improve business processes.

    Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

    Once the foundation is in place, year two is the time the student chooses an area of concentration and gains an in-depth knowledge of four common areas: strategy, structure, requirements engineering, and decision support. This deeper level of understanding will result in a practitioner article and a proposal for research to be conducted in the third year.

    Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

    The final year of the program involves developing a formal implementation program, taking into consideration budget, training and testing and developing a critical path to completion, anticipating and planning for the future. The deliverables in year three are an applied research project, to be submitted to an academic journal and a proposal for programmatic research.

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