2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (September 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (September 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)

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This program prepares students to address information technology-related challenges at the highest level of an organization. Students examine the latest advancements in technology and develop solutions for complex, real-world industry challenges. They also study ways to effectively communicate complex IT strategies to company executives and stakeholders. Coursework focuses on IT strategic analysis, information management, and human-computer interaction. The curriculum blends theory and practice through a variety of learning formats, including leadership simulations, seminar courses, a doctoral study, and face-to-face residencies.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program will be prepared to:

  1. Assess the relevance of current and emerging business theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  2. Formulate and execute effective solutions to complex, real-world problems common to the practice of business and management.
  3. Apply the current research literature from business and management to practical problems found in business and management.
  4. Design and conduct rigorous research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge on business and management.
  5. Clearly communicate to stakeholders about problem statements, research approaches and results, solutions, and assessment.
  6. Explain their ethical responsibilities as a member of the business community and citizens in society.

Degree Requirements

  • 64 Semester credits
  • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (21 sem. credits) 
  • Leadership Simulator courses (9 sem. credits)
  • Research sequence (10 sem. cr.)
  • Seminar courses (6 sem. cr.)
  • Doctoral Study completion (15 sem. cr.)
  • 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies)


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