2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    
    Nov 28, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Information Technology Leadership - Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) (Quarter)


The Information Technology Leadership specialization will allow IT professionals to prepare to move into high-level professional leadership positions by focusing on simulated activities fitting for a CIO.

Specialization Courses (20 cr.)


Required Specialization Courses (15 cr.)


  • DITC 8201 – IT Leadership Simulator: Integrating Diverse Systems and Leading Technology
  • DITC 8202 – IT Leadership Simulator: Developing Proactive and Reactive Security Plans
  • DITC 8203 – IT Leadership Simulator: Leading IT in a Dynamic Environment

Elective Course (5 cr.)


Choose one course from the following list:

  • DITC 8501 – Seminar in Information Security
  • DITC 8502 – Seminar in IT Systems, Software, and Management
  • DITC 8503 – Seminar in Project Management
  • DITC 8504 – Seminar in Cloud and Grid Computing

Course Sequence


Quarter Course Credits
1 DITC 8000 - Foundations and Communications for Information Technology   5 cr.
DITC 8225 - Technology Innovation and Change Management♦   5 cr.
2 DITC 8240 - Advanced Database Systems♦   5 cr.
DITC 8255 - Cyber Crime Prevention and Protection♦   5 cr.
  Complete Residency 1 as soon as you begin your program; required in order to advance into DITC 8427  
3 DITC 8665 - Predictive Analytics for Decision Making♦   5 cr.
DITC 8427 - Applied Research Methods – Qualitative and Quantitative♦   4 cr. 
DITC 8930 - Research Questions and Frameworks   1 cr.
4 DITC 8250 - Requirements and Quality Engineering♦   5 cr.
DITC 8437 - Quantitative Decision Making for Strategic Analysis♦   5 cr.
DITC 8940 - Methods and Alignment   1 cr. 
  Complete Residency 2 during your research methodology courses; required in order to advance into specialization courses and DITC 8100.  
5 DITC 8425 - Strategic Technology Management♦   5 cr.
DITC 8447 - Qualitative and Case Study Research for Strategic Analysis♦   5 cr.
DITC 8950 - Transition to the Capstone   1 cr.
6 DITC 8201 - IT Leadership Simulator: Integrating Diverse Systems and Leading Technology   5 cr.
DITC 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring   0 cr.
7 DITC 8202 - IT Leadership Simulator: Developing Proactive and Reactive Security Plans   5 cr.
DITC 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring   0 cr. 
8 DITC 8203 - IT Leadership Simulator: Leading IT in a Dynamic Environment   5 cr.
DITC 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring   0 cr.
9 Elective 5 cr. 
DITC 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring   0 cr.
10 DITC 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion   5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 terms; Continuous enrollment until completion of Doctoral Study*
  Optional: Complete a DIT Doctoral Study Intensive retreat face-to-face during DITC 9000. Contact Student Success Advising to register.  
11 DITC 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion   5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 terms; Continuous enrollment until completion of Doctoral Study*
12 DITC 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion   5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 terms; Continuous enrollment until completion of Doctoral Study*
13+ DITC 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion   5 cr. per term for a minimum of 4 terms; Continuous enrollment until completion of Doctoral Study*

* Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled until completion of their doctoral study with final chief academic officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the chief academic officer. Students must also publish their doctoral study on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the doctoral study process in the DIT Process Guide.