2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Management - PhD in Management


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In this specialization, students are provided with an integrative approach to managing information systems in today’s data-rich environment. Students can study ways to derive maximum value and innovation from investing in organizational systems and will help build the leadership skills that successful technology executives have found essential. Students take the opportunity to broaden their understanding of all aspects of e-commerce systems, security management and risk assessment, and system design. They study ways to develop expertise in leading and managing people, processes, and systems, and contribute to positive social change by helping to improve organizational performance through information systems management.

Curriculum


Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)


Courses comprising the Foundation Research Sequence are conducted online and require weekly readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8101M is a prerequisite for Residency 2 of the academic residencies.

Advanced Research Course (4 cr.)


PhD students are required to complete one advanced-level research course that mirrors the methodology of their intended dissertations. The university offers three advanced courses. Students should refer to their specific programs of study to determine program-specific requirements.

One of the following three courses is required:

Mentoring (0 cr.)


All course-based students will be enrolled in MGMT 8100 each term following the completion of RSCH 8201M until beginning the dissertation in MGMT 9000.

Recommended Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Course Length
(In weeks)

Credits

Year 1: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8015 - Gateway to Doctoral Studies  

11

5 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 2

MGMT 8025 - Perspectives on Organizations and Their Implications for Leaders  

11

5 cr.
MGMT 8035 - Complexity and Applied Systems Thinking  11 5 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 3

MGMT 8045 - Mechanics of Individual and Group Decision Making  

11

5 cr.
RSCH 8101M - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  11 4 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 4

MGMT 8510 - Managing E-Commerce Management Information Systems♦  

6

4 cr.
MGMT 8520 - Organizational Performance Improvement♦  6 4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8530 - Managing Projects in Complex Environments♦  

6

4 cr.
RSCH 8301M - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8201M - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  11 4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 2
(first half)

MGMT 8540 - Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation♦  

 

6

4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 2
(second half)

MGMT 8550 - Security Management and Risk Assessment♦  

6

4 cr.
MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus  6 2 cr.

Year 2: Qtr 3

RSCH 8301M - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8201M - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

11

4 cr.
MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring   12 0 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 4
 

RSCH 8251M - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR

RSCH 8351M - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR

RSCH 8451M - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

 

11

4 cr.
MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring  12 0 cr.
Year 3: Qtr. 1

 

MGMT 8991 - Writing a Proposal 

 

6

4 cr.

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  

 

12

5 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 2

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  

12

5 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 3
 

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  

12

5 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 4

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  

12

5 cr.

Note: Following the completion of MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus , students will be continuously registered in MGMT 8100 until entering MGMT 8991 - Writing a Proposal . This course will be 0 credits and $0 per credit, and is designed to allow time for the student to work with their mentor through the early stages of the dissertation process.

Residency Requirement: 16 units

  • Residency 1: Within 90 days following MGMT 8015
  • Residency 2: At beginning of second year, around the time of second research  course (RSCH 8201/8301)
  • Residency 3: Near end of year 2, around the time of advanced research course or at the time of your data collection and analysis
  • Residency 4: During dissertation, to prepare completion and defense of dissertation and for facilitating future publications (Prerequisite: Completion of MGMT 8991)