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Degree Programs Colorado Springs Denver Denver North Institute of Advanced Studies Kansas City Virtual

Degree Programs

Colorado Springs

Denver

Denver North

Institute of Advanced Studies

Kansas City

Virtual Campus

Pueblo

Sioux Falls

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting (Pg 138)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Insurance Premium Auditing (Pg 139)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration – Accounting (Pg 141)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration – Management (Pg 142)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration – Marketing (Pg 144)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (Pg 167)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in General Studies (Pg 216)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting (Pg 207)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology (Pg 205)

       

X

     

Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology (Pg 208)

       

X

     

Associate Degree of Nursing (Pg 197)

           

X

 

Associate of Science in Accounting (Pg 132)

X

X

X

     

X

X

Associate of Science in Accounting (Virtual Campus) (Pg 133)

         

X

   

Associate of Science in Business Administration – Management (Pg 134)

X

         

X

X

Associate of Science in Business Administration (Virtual Campus) (Pg 136)

         

X

   

Associate of Science in Business Administration – Marketing (Pg 137)

             

X

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (Pg 162)

X

         

X

X

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (Virtual Campus) (Pg 163)

         

X

   

Associate of Science in Court Reporting (Pg 164)

             

X

Associate of Science in Computer Systems Security (Pg 179)

X

             

Associate of Science in Digital Media Design (Pg 249)

X

             

Associate of Science in Electronics Technology (Pg 181)

X

             

Associate of Science in General Studies (Pg 214)

X

X

X

     

X

X

Associate of Science in General Studies (Virtual Campus) (Pg 215)

         

X

   

Associate of Science in Health Administration Services (Pg 200)

X

X

X

     

X

X

Associate of Science in Health Administration Services (Virtual Campus) (Pg 201)

         

X

   

Associate of Science in Information Technology (Pg 251)

X

         

X

X

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (Pg 201)

             

X

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies (Pg 166)

             

X

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology (Pg 203)

 

X

X

     

X

 

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Pgs 70 and 72)

X

X

X

 

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Virtual Campus) (Pg 75)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Digital Media Design (Pg 217)

X

             

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Degree Programs Colorado Springs Denver Denver North Institute of Advanced Studies Kansas City Virtual

Degree Programs

Colorado Springs

Denver

Denver North

Institute of Advanced Studies

Kansas City

Virtual Campus

Pueblo

Sioux Falls

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting (Pg 77)

X

     

X

 

X

 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance (Pg 79)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance (Virtual Campus)(Pg 82)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Health Care Management (Virtual Campus)(Pg 84)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management (Pg 86)

 

X

X

       

X

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management (Virtual Campus)(Pg 89)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business (Virtual Campus)(Pg 91)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Information Technology (Virtual Campus)(Pg 94)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Pg 96)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management (Virtual Campus) (Pg 100)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management (Pg 98)

X

X

X

 

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing (Virtual Campus) (Pg 103)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing Management (Pg 105)

 

X

X

 

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Project Management (Virtual Campus) (Pg 107)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Property Management (Virtual Campus) (Pg 109)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Pg 168)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime Investigation (Pg 145)

X

     

X

     

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Pg 147)

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Virtual Campus) (Pg 149)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigation (Pg 151)

 

X

X

 

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security and Emergency Management (Pg 153)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Human Services (Pg 155)

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Human Services (Virtual Campus) (Pg 156)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Court Reporting (Pg 158)

             

X

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Pg 171)

X

X

X

       

X

Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Security (Pg 172)

X

X

X

         

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design (Pg 219)

 

X

X

         

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design – Advertising (Pg 223)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design - Career Emphasis (Pg 225)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design - Emerging Media (Pg 221)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Pg 174)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Information Management (Pg 227)

 

X

X

       

X

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Degree Programs Colorado Springs Denver Denver North Institute of Advanced Studies Kansas City Virtual

Degree Programs

Colorado Springs

Denver

Denver North

Institute of Advanced Studies

Kansas City

Virtual campus

Pueblo

Sioux Falls

Bachelor of Science in Financial Forensics (Pg 111)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Financial Forensics (Virtual Campus) (Pg 114)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Finance (Pg 116)

             

X

Bachelor of Science in Finance (Virtual Campus) (Pg 118)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning (Pg 120)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning (Virtual Campus) (Pg 122)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (Pg 182)

             

X

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (Kansas City) (Pg 184)

       

X

     

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration (Pg 185)

 

X

X

 

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration (Virtual Campus) (Pg 187)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance and Security – Information Technology (Pg 231)

 

X

X

         

Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance and Security – Computer Science (Pg 233)

 

X

X

         

Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance and Security – Management (Pg 235)

 

X

X

         

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management (Pg 230)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Pg 238)

X

X

X

     

X

X

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Network Management (Virtual Campus) (Pg 244)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Security (Virtual Campus) (Pg 240)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Software Application Programming (Virtual Campus)(Pg 242)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering (Virtual Campus) (Pg 245)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Web Development (Virtual Campus) (Pg 247)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Management (Pg 124)

X

X

X

 

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Management (Virtual Campus) (Pg 125)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pg 193)

 

X

X

     

X

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Virtual Campus) (Pg 195)

         

X

   

Bachelor of Science in Project Management (Pg 126)

X

X

X

       

X

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies (Pg 160)

             

X

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology - Advanced Clinical Modalities (Pg 188)

       

X

     

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology - Healthcare Management (Pg 191)

       

X

     

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (Pg 177)

X

             

Bachelor of Science in Technology Management (Pg 129)

       

X

   

X

Bachelor of Science in Technology Management (Virtual Campus) (Pg 130)

         

X

   

Doctor of Computer Science (Pg 19)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Doctor of Computer Science – Digital Systems Security (Pg 21)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Doctor of Computer Science--Enterprise Information Systems (Pg 24)

X

X

 

X

     

X

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Degree Programs Colorado Springs Denver Denver North Institute of Advanced Studies Kansas City Virtual

Degree Programs

Colorado Springs

Denver

Denver North

Institute of Advanced Studies

Kansas City

Virtual Campus

Pueblo

Sioux Falls

Doctor of Computer Science in Emerging Media (Pg 26)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Diploma in Medical Assisting (Pg 212)

       

X

     

Diploma in Practical Nursing (Pg 210)

       

X

     

Doctor of Management - Emerging Media (Pg 6)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Doctor of Management - Environmental and Social Sustainability (Pg 8)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Doctor of Management – Global Leadership (Pg 11)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Doctor of Management - Homeland Security (Pg 13)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Doctor of Management - Organizational Development and Change (Pg 16)

X

X

 

X

     

X

Executive Master of Business Administration (Pg 29)

X

       

X

   

Master of Business Administration (Pg 30)

X

X

X

   

X

X

X

Master of Business Administration – Accounting (Pg 31)

X

X

X

   

X

   

Master of Business Administration - Environmental and Social Sustainability (Pg 32)

X

       

X

 

X

Master of Business Administration – Finance (Pg 33)

X

X

X

   

X

   

Master of Business Administration -Healthcare Management (Pg 34)

 

X

X

   

X

X

X

Master of Business Administration – Hospitality Management (Pg 34)

 

X

X

         

Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management (Pg 36)

 

X

X

   

X

 

X

Master of Business Administration - Insurance and Risk Management (Pg 37)

 

X

X

         

Master of Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Pg 37)

X

       

X

   

Master of Business Administration - Mediation and Dispute Resolution (Pg 39)

 

X

X

   

X

   

Master of Business Administration – Marketing (Pg 38)

 

X

X

   

X

   

Master of Business Administration - Operations Management (Pg 40)

X

X

X

   

X

   

Master of Business Administration - Project Management (Pg 41)

X

X

X

     

X

X

Master of Business Administration - Technology Management (Pg 42)

X

X

X

   

X

 

X

Master of Science in Accounting (Pg 43)

X

X

X

         

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (Pg 54)

X

             

Master of Science in Computer Science - Computer Systems Security (Pg 56)

X

X

X

       

X

Master of Science in Computer Science - Computer Systems Security (Virtual Campus) (Pg 57)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Computer Science - Database Systems (Pg 58)

X

X

X

         

Master of Science in Computer Science - Database Systems (Virtual Campus) (Pg 60)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Computer Science – Software Engineering (Pg 62)

X

X

X

       

X

Master of Science in Computer Science - Software Engineering (Virtual Campus) (Pg 63)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Pg 65)

X

             

Master of Science in Enterprise Information Systems (Pg 68)

X

X

X

         

Master of Science in Enterprise Information Systems (Virtual Campus) (Pg 69)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Management (Pg 44)

X

X

X

   

X

 

X

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Degree Programs Colorado Springs Denver Denver North Institute of Advanced Studies Kansas City Virtual

Degree Programs

Colorado Springs

Denver

Denver North

Institute of Advanced Studies

Kansas City

Virtual Campus

Pueblo

Sioux Falls

Master of Science in Management - Criminal Justice (Pg 45)

X

X

X

   

X

 

X

Master of Science in Management – Enterprise Information Systems (Virtual Campus) (Pg 46)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Management - Homeland Security (Pg 48)

X

       

X

   

Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security (Pg 49)

X

X

X

   

X

   

Master of Science in Management - Information Technology and Project Management (Pg 51)

X

X

X

       

X

Master of Science in Management - Information Technology Management (Pg 50)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Management – Organizational Leadership and Change (Pg 53)

         

X

   

Master of Science in Management - Project Management (Pg 52)

X

       

X

   

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Pg 66)

X

X

X

         

Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Virtual Campus) (Pg 67)

         

X

   

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Doctor of Management Emerging Media The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Emerging Media

Doctor of Management

Emerging Media The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Emerging Media (DM-EM) at Colorado Technical University is designed to encourage the professional development of managers through mentoring, action research, and practical projects; enabling them to make key leadership contributions in their area of expertise.

Emerging Media uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine how social networks, new media, web science and virtual worlds are reshaping business, education, research and entertainment.

Outcome: Core

Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current management theory

Become a subject-matter expert in a specialized area of management

Develop a leadership style based on ethical and philosophical consideration

Effectively manage change through strategic design and research

Predict future trends through effective research and qualitative methods

Contribute to management literature via literature reviews, practitioner articles and research

Investigate the strategic, social and financial implications of emerging media

Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems within emerging media

Courses: Core

MGMT800

Fundamentals of Management

5

MGMT801

Research and Writing I

3

MGMT805

Research Methods and Design

5

MGMT806

Research and Writing II

3

MGMT810

Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods

5

MGMT811

R&W III: Action Research Theory

3

MGMT815

Quantitative Methods

5

MGMT816

R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research

3

MGMT821

R&W V: Process Consulting & Intervention Theory

3

MGMT826

R&W VI: The Practice of Process Consulting & Intervention

3

MGMT831

Research and Writing VII

3

MGMT836

Research and Writing VIII

3

MGMT840

Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics

5

MGMT841

Research and Writing IX

3

MGMT845

Leadership

5

MGMT846

Research and Writing X

3

MGMT851

Research and Writing XI

3

MGMT856

Research and Writing XII

3

 

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Courses: Concentration

EM820

Business Strategies for Social Media

5

EM825

Strategic Use of Virtual Worlds

5

6

EM830 Virtual Economy and Business 5 EM835 Information Accountability and Web Privacy Strategies 5

EM830

Virtual Economy and Business

5

EM835

Information Accountability and Web Privacy Strategies

5

EM850

Strategic Thinking for EM

5

EM855

Futuring and Innovation in EM

5

 

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Total Program Credits:

96

Each year of the DM program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a successful career in Management and Emerging Media. The organization of each year is described below.

Year 1: The Foundation

The beginning of the program focuses on research. Each student will spend the first year learning about classic and current management literature and developing competence in research methods. A review of the literature will be completed and work will begin on an action research proposal.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundation is in place, year two is the time the student chooses an area of specialization and begins to form a personal understanding of the management research and methods used in that area. Course work will focus on the concentration area: Emerging Media.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

In the final year, leadership skills and the ability to manage change are developed. Students will use qualitative methods and strategic processes to be able to predict future trends, furthering a mastery of a specialization. The final year will result in the production of a series of articles or a dissertation that must be approved by a three member committee.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

In addition, graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

The paper option further requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the

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student’s committee. Graduation Requirements In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit

student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option.

Degree Completion, Emphasis Areas, and Post Doctoral Study

The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for MGMT895 Research Continuation each term until completion of the requirements.

The student may take MGMT898 Advanced Topics in Management in order to complete an optional emphasis while in the program. The student, Mentor, and Dean approve a learning contract consisting of two quarters (10 credits) of MGMT898 in a particular area of interest. Current emphasis areas include: Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management, International Management, and Non-violent Transformational Change Management.

The student may take MGMT899 Post Doctoral Study in order to complete an emphasis after completing the degree or to gain further experiences that will complement the previous learning. This class may be taken as many times as necessary to complete the emphasis.

Doctor of Management

Environmental and Social Sustainability The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Environmental and Social Sustainability (DM-ESS) at Colorado Technical University is designed to encourage the professional development of managers through mentoring, action research, and practical projects; enabling them to make key leadership contributions in their area of expertise.

Outcome: Core

Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current management theory

Become a subject-matter expert in a specialized area of management

Develop a leadership style based on ethical and philosophical consideration

Effectively manage change through strategic design and research

Predict future trends through effective research and qualitative methods

Contribute to management literature via literature reviews, practitioner articles and research

Apply systems thinking skills to environmental issues

Develop a plan for the implementation of the triple bottom line in an organization

Experience an entire cycle in action research in a complex organization

Frame policy agendas for creating inter organizational collaboration among businesses, government, and advocacy organizations

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Courses: Core MGMT800 Fundamentals of Management 5 MGMT801 Research and Writing I 3 MGMT805

Courses: Core

MGMT800

Fundamentals of Management

5

MGMT801

Research and Writing I

3

MGMT805

Research Methods and Design

5

MGMT806

Research and Writing II

3

MGMT810

Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods

5

MGMT811

R&W III: Action Research Theory

3

MGMT815

Quantitative Methods

5

MGMT816

R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research

3

MGMT821

R&W V: Process Consulting & Intervention Theory

3

MGMT826

R&W VI: The Practice of Process Consulting & Intervention

3

MGMT831

Research and Writing VII

3

MGMT836

Research and Writing VIII

3

MGMT840

Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics

5

MGMT841

Research and Writing IX

3

MGMT845

Leadership

5

MGMT846

Research and Writing X

3

MGMT851

Research and Writing XI

3

MGMT856

Research and Writing XII

3

 

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Courses: Concentration

ESS820

Systems Thinking for Sustainability

5

ESS825

Organizational Performance and the Triple Bottom Line

5

ESS830

Advanced Action Research for ESS

5

ESS835

Policy and Governance in Trans-Organizational

5

ESS850

Strategic Thinking for ESS

5

ESS855

Futuring and Innovation in ESS

5

 

30

Total Program Credits:

96

Each year of the DM program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a successful career in their chosen field. The organization of each year is described below.

Year 1: The Foundation

The beginning of the program focuses on research. Each student will spend the first year learning about classic and current management literature and developing competence in research methods. A review of the literature will be completed and work will begin on an action research proposal.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundation is in place, year two is the time the student chooses an area of specialization and

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begins to form a personal understanding of the management research and methods used in that

begins to form a personal understanding of the management research and methods used in that area. Course work will focus on the concentration area: Organizational Development and Change.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

Coursework in the final year of the program includes one required course in futuring and innovation, plus three courses from the student’s selected area of study. The final year will result in the production of a series of articles or a dissertation that must be approved by a three member committee.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

In addition, graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

The paper option further requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option

Degree Completion, Emphasis Areas and Post Doctoral Study

The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for MGMT895 Research Continuation each term until completion of the requirements.

The student may take MGMT898 Advanced Topics in Management in order to complete an optional emphasis while in the program. The student, Mentor, and Dean approve a learning contract consisting of two quarters (10 credits) of MGMT898 in a particular area of interest. Current emphasis areas include: Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management, International Management, and Non-violent Transformational Change Management.

The student may take MGMT899 Post Doctoral Study in order to complete an emphasis after completing the degree or to gain further experiences that will complement the previous learning. This class may be taken as many times as necessary to complete the emphasis.

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Doctor of Management Global Leadership The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Global Leadership

Doctor of Management

Global Leadership The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Global Leadership (DM-GL) at Colorado Technical University is designed to encourage the professional development of managers through mentoring, action research, and practical projects, enabling them to make key leadership contributions in their area of expertise.

The concentration in Global Leadership provides the student with in depth knowledge of management theories and the background to successfully participate in global organizations. Studies include concepts of culture, values, and ethics, which differ among all peoples. The students develop an understanding of the moral dilemmas, choices, and challenges in melding these in organizations from around the world. Their knowledge expands to an understanding and enhancement of their own leadership characteristics and those of other successful organizational staff. Strategic designs are reviewed to ensure organization structures are understood. In addition, they need to develop change plans with consideration for implementation. Students gain an understanding of global groups through participation in action research projects in domestic organizations with international dealings or foreign organizations. They also participate in exercises to enhance their ability to think strategically within global organizations. Global leadership demands a perception of the future and the students project a plan for successful world-wide organizations in this dynamic environment and beyond.

Outcome: Core

Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current management theory

Become a subject-matter expert in a specialized area of management

Develop a leadership style based on ethical and philosophical consideration

Effectively manage change through strategic design and research

Predict future trends through effective research and qualitative methods

Contribute to management literature via literature reviews, practitioner articles and research

Investigate the strategic, social and financial implications of global leadership

Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems within global leadership

Courses: Core

MGMT800

Fundamentals of Management

5

MGMT801

Research and Writing I

3

MGMT805

Research Methods and Design

5

MGMT806

Research and Writing II

3

MGMT810

Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods

5

MGMT811

R&W III: Action Research Theory

3

MGMT815

Quantitative Methods

5

MGMT816

R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research

3

MGMT821

R&W V: Process Consulting & Intervention Theory

3

MGMT826

R&W VI: The Practice of Process Consulting & Intervention

3

MGMT831

Research and Writing VII

3

MGMT836

Research and Writing VIII

3

MGMT840

Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics

5

MGMT841

Research and Writing IX

3

MGMT845

Leadership

5

11

MGMT846 Research and Writing X 3 MGMT851 Research and Writing XI 3 MGMT856 Research and

MGMT846

Research and Writing X

3

MGMT851

Research and Writing XI

3

MGMT856

Research and Writing XII

3

 

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Courses: Concentration

GL820

The Influence of Culture on Global Organizations

5

GL825

Global Leadership and Trans-organizations

5

GL830

Advanced Action Research

5

GL835

Special Topics in Global Leadership

5

GL850

Strategic Thinking in Global Organizations

5

GL855

Futuring and Innovation for Global Leadership

5

 

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Total Program Credits:

96

Each year of the DM program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a successful career in Management and Global Leadership. The organization of each year is described below.

Year 1: The Foundation

The beginning of the program focuses on research. Each student will spend the first year learning about classic and current management literature and developing competence in research methods. A review of the literature will be completed and work will begin on an action research proposal.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundation is in place, year two is the time the student chooses an area of specialization and begins to form a personal understanding of the management research and methods used in that area. Course work will focus on the concentration area: Global Leadership.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

In the final year, leadership skills and the ability to manage change are developed. Students will use qualitative methods and strategic processes to be able to predict future trends, furthering a mastery of a specialization. The final year will result in the production of a series of articles or a dissertation that must be approved by a three member committee.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

In addition, graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two

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readers. The paper option further requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research.

readers.

The paper option further requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option.

Doctor of Management

Homeland Security The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Homeland Security (DM-HLS) at Colorado Technical University is designed to encourage the professional development of managers through mentoring, action research, and practical projects; enabling them to make key leadership contributions in their area of expertise.

Outcome: Core

Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current management theory

Become a subject-matter expert in a specialized area of management

Develop a leadership style based on ethical and philosophical consideration

Effectively manage change through strategic design and research

Predict future trends through effective research and qualitative methods

Contribute to management literature via literature reviews, practitioner articles and research

Assess trans-organizational structures for the management of Homeland Security

Develop a plan for coordinating networked Homeland Security organizations

Analyze how crises unfold and evaluate contingencies for dealing with complications as they arise

Frame policy agendas for creating inter organizational collaboration among businesses, government, and advocacy organizations

Courses: Core

MGMT800

Fundamentals of Management

5

MGMT801

Research and Writing I

3

MGMT805

Research Methods and Design

5

MGMT806

Research and Writing II

3

MGMT810

Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods

5

MGMT811

R&W III: Action Research Theory

3

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MGMT815 Quantitative Methods 5 MGMT816 R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research 3 MGMT821

MGMT815

Quantitative Methods

5

MGMT816

R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research

3

MGMT821

R&W V: Process Consulting & Intervention Theory

3

MGMT826

R&W VI: The Practice of Process Consulting & Intervention

3

MGMT831

Research and Writing VII

3

MGMT836

Research and Writing VIII

3

MGMT840

Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics

5

MGMT841

Research and Writing IX

3

MGMT845

Leadership

5

MGMT846

Research and Writing X

3

MGMT851

Research and Writing XI

3

MGMT856

Research and Writing XII

3

 

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Courses: Concentration

HLS820

Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security

5

HLS825

Network Organizations and Other Large Scale Interventions

5

HLS830

Policy & Governance in Trans-Organizational Collaboration

5

HLS835

Crisis Planning & Operations Management

5

HLS850

Strategic Thinking for HLS

5

HLS855

Futuring and Innovation in HLS

5

 

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Total Program Credits:

96

Each year of the DM program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a successful career in their chosen field. The organization of each year is described below.

Year 1: The Foundation

The beginning of the program focuses on research. Each student will spend the first year learning about classic and current management literature and developing competence in research methods. A review of the literature will be completed and work will begin on an action research proposal.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundation is in place, year two is the time the student chooses an area of specialization and begins to form a personal understanding of the management research and methods used in that area. Course work will focus on the concentration area: Organizational Development and Change.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

In the final year, leadership skills and the ability to manage change are developed. Students will use qualitative methods and strategic processes to be able to predict future trends, furthering a mastery of a

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specialization. The final year will result in the production of a series of articles or

specialization. The final year will result in the production of a series of articles or a dissertation that must be approved by a three member committee.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

In addition, graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

The paper option further requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option

Degree Completion, Emphasis Areas and Post Doctoral Study

The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for MGMT895 Research Continuation each term until completion of the requirements.

The student may take MGMT898 Advanced Topics in Management in order to complete an optional emphasis while in the program. The student, Mentor, and Dean approve a learning contract consisting of two quarters (10 credits) of MGMT898 in a particular area of interest. Current emphasis areas include: Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management, International Management, and Non-violent Transformational Change Management.

The student may take MGMT899 Post Doctoral Study in order to complete an emphasis after completing the degree or to gain further experiences that will complement the previous learning. This class may be taken as many times as necessary to complete the emphasis.

The Doctoral Advantage

While a relevant masters degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MBA or MSM while starting work on the Doctor of Management. The program outcomes remain the same for the DM and the MBA or MSM under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced to four years. Through this

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program, doctoral work is started after completing seven of the eleven required master’s courses. Program

program, doctoral work is started after completing seven of the eleven required master’s courses. Program plans must be approved by the Dean of Management or Director of Education for the Institute for Advanced Studies. In no case will a master’s concentration be awarded unless all of the concentration courses (with the exception of a capstone course) have been completed.

The MBA or MSM degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the seven approved master’s courses plus: MGMT800, MGMT801, MGMT805, MGMT806

Students will be required to complete a project equivalent to a master’s level capstone project or a concept paper built into the process at the end of MGMT806, with the approval of a Mentor and two Readers before the MBA will be awarded.

Doctor of Management

Organizational Development and Change The Doctor of Management with a concentration in Organizational Development and Change (DM-ODC) at Colorado Technical University is designed to encourage the professional development of managers through mentoring, action research, and practical projects; enabling them to make key leadership contributions in their area of expertise.

Outcome: Core

Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current management theory

Become a subject-matter expert in a specialized area of management

Develop a leadership style based on ethical and philosophical consideration

Effectively manage change through strategic design and research

Predict future trends through effective research and qualitative methods

Contribute to management literature via literature reviews, practitioner articles and research

Evaluate organizational design in the context of the strategic plan

Design a large systems intervention strategy

Experience and analyze an entire cycle in action research in a complex organization

Courses: Core

MGMT800

Fundamentals of Management

5

MGMT801

Research and Writing I

3

MGMT805

Research Methods and Design

5

MGMT806

Research and Writing II

3

MGMT810

Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods

5

MGMT811

R&W III: Action Research Theory

3

MGMT815

Quantitative Methods

5

MGMT816

R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research

3

MGMT821

R&W V: Process Consulting & Intervention Theory

3

MGMT826

R&W VI: The Practice of Process Consulting & Intervention

3

MGMT831

Research and Writing VII

3

MGMT836

Research and Writing VIII

3

MGMT840

Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics

5

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MGMT841 Research and Writing IX 3 MGMT845 Leadership 5 MGMT846 Research and Writing X 3

MGMT841

Research and Writing IX

3

MGMT845

Leadership

5

MGMT846

Research and Writing X

3

MGMT851

Research and Writing XI

3

MGMT856

Research and Writing XII

3

 

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Courses: Concentration

MGMT820

Strategic Organization Design

5

MGMT825

Large Scale Transformational Change

5

MGMT830

Advanced Action Research

5

MGMT835

Special Topics in Organization Development

5

MGMT850

Strategic Thinking

5

MGMT855

Futuring and Innovation

5

 

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Total Program Credits:

96

Each year of the DM program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a successful career in their chosen field. The organization of each year is described below.

Year 1: The Foundation

The beginning of the program focuses on research. Each student will spend the first year learning about classic and current management literature and developing competence in research methods. A review of the literature will be completed and work will begin on an action research proposal.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundation is in place, year two is the time the student chooses an area of specialization and begins to form a personal understanding of the management research and methods used in that area. Course work will focus on the concentration area: Organizational Development and Change.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

In the final year, leadership skills and the ability to manage change are developed. Students will use qualitative methods and strategic processes to be able to predict future trends, furthering a mastery of a specialization. The final year will result in the production of a series of articles or a dissertation that must be approved by a three member committee.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

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In addition, graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper

In addition, graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

The paper option further requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option.

Degree Completion, Emphasis Areas, and Post Doctoral Study

The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for MGMT895 Research Continuation each term until completion of the requirements.

The student may take MGMT898 Advanced Topics in Management in order to complete an optional emphasis while in the program. The student, Mentor, and Dean approve a learning contract consisting of two quarters (10 credits) of MGMT898 in a particular area of interest. Current emphasis areas include: Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management, International Management, and Non-violent Transformational Change Management.

The student may take MGMT899 Post Doctoral Study in order to complete an emphasis after completing the degree or to gain further experiences that will complement the previous learning. This class may be taken as many times as necessary to complete the emphasis.

The Doctoral Advantage

While a relevant masters degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MBA or MSM while starting work on the Doctor of Management. The program outcomes remain the same for the DM and the MBA or MSM under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced to four years. Through this program, doctoral work is started after completing seven of the eleven required master’s courses. Program plans must be approved by the Dean of Management or Director of Education for the Institute for Advanced Studies. In no case will a master’s concentration be awarded unless all of the concentration courses (with the exception of a capstone course) have been completed.

The MBA or MSM degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the seven approved master’s courses plus: MGMT800, MGMT801, MGMT805, MGMT806

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Students will be required to complete a project equivalent to a master’s level capstone project

Students will be required to complete a project equivalent to a master’s level capstone project or a concept paper built into the process at the end of MGMT 806, with the approval of a Mentor and two Readers before the MBA will be awarded.

Doctor of Computer Science

The Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for computer science professionals, consultants, and academics. The program encourages students to think and act strategically and facilitates the ability to make positive contributions in their chosen area of technical expertise.

Outcome: Core

Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems within broad areas of computer science and software engineering

Demonstrate expertise within an area of computer science or software engineering by summarizing the state of the art, selecting an important problem, conducting research addressing the problem and extending current knowledge with the results

Communicate research results and prepare them for publication

Make well-founded forecasts about future challenges and developments in computer science or software engineering

Demonstrate ethical behavior in all aspects of professional life including honesty, integrity, professional practice, and protection of research subjects

Courses: Core

CS801

Research and Writing I

3

CS803

Current Topics in the Discipline

5

CS804

Research Methods

5

CS806

Research and Writing II

3

CS807

Project Management and Process Engineering

5

CS811

Research and Writing III

3

CS816

Research and Writing IV

3

CS821

Research and Writing V

3

CS826

Research and Writing VI

3

CS831

Research and Writing VII

3

CS836

Research and Writing VIII

3

CS837

Requirements Engineering

5

CS841

Research and Writing IX

3

CS846

Research and Writing X

3

CS851

Research and Writing XI

3

CS854

Software Architecture and Design

5

CS855

Futuring and Innovation

5

CS856

Research and Writing XII

3

Electives

Select six 5-credit hour courses*

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*DCS students must complete six 5-credit classes that form a coherent area of study. These six classes

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can be selected from the list of elective courses below plus any other 800-level classes

can be selected from the list of elective courses below plus any other 800-level classes approved by the Dean.

Courses: Elective Choices

CS810

Simulation and Modeling

5

CS820

Usability and Interaction

5

CS825

Advanced Topics in Database Systems

5

CS838

Concurrent and Distributed Systems

5

CS840

System Metrics and Risk Analysis

5

CS850

Networking and Security

5

Total Program Credits:

96

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

Year 1: Foundations

Year one focuses on computer science and software engineering topics and an orientation to research and writing at the doctoral level. Coursework covers current topics in computer science and software engineering, requirements engineering, project management and process engineering, and research methods in computer science and software engineering. The research and writing component results in a broad overview of the student’s area of specialization in order to put the research into context and inform the student’s selection of a research topic. Students prepare research proposals and begin their programs of research.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundations are in place, year two is where each student develops an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and research methods in their chosen area of study. Coursework includes one required course in software systems architecture and design, plus three courses chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the Dean. These three courses, plus three courses in the third year, must form a cohesive unit that increases the student’s knowledge in a chosen area of investigation. In addition to coursework, students conduct research and writing in their chosen area.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

Coursework in the final year of the program includes one required course in futuring and innovation, plus three courses from the student’s selected area of study. The research component of the program results in documentation of the student’s applied research in either a dissertation or a series of articles.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

Graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

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The paper option requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least

The paper option requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credits with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option.

Degree Completion

The student must be continuously enrolled until all graduation requirements are fulfilled. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for CS895 Dissertation Research Continuation each term until the completion of the requirements.

The Doctoral Advantage

While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MSCS, MSEIS or MSM degree while starting work on the Doctor of Computer Science degree. The program outcomes remain the same for the DCS and the MSCS, MSEIS or MSM under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced to four years. Through this program, doctoral work is started after seven of the eleven required master’s courses have been successfully completed. Program plans must be approved by the Dean of Doctoral Computer Science or the Director of Education in the Institute for Advanced Studies.

The MSCS, MSEIS or MSM degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the seven approved master’s courses plus: CS803, CS801, CS804, and CS806.

Students will be required to complete a project equivalent to a master’s level capstone project or a concept paper built into the process at the end of CS806, with the approval of a Mentor and two Readers before the master’s degree will be awarded.

Doctor of Computer Science

Digital Systems Security The Doctor of Computer Science – Digital Systems Security (DCS-DSS) program at Colorado Technical University is designed to develop leaders in the implementation, evaluation, and analysis of digital systems in which security is a primary quality attribute.

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Outcome: Core • Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems within Digital Systems Security • Demonstrate

Outcome: Core

Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems within Digital Systems Security

Demonstrate expertise within a sub-discipline of Digital Systems Security by summarizing the state of the art, selecting an important problem, conducting research addressing the problem and extending current knowledge with the results

Communicate research results and prepare them for publication

Make well-founded forecasts about future challenges and developments in Digital Systems

Demonstrate ethical behavior in all aspects of professional life including honesty, integrity, professional practice, and protection of research subjects

Courses: Core

CS801

Research and Writing I

3

CS803

Current Topics in the Discipline

5

CS804

Research Methods

5

CS806

Research and Writing II

3

CS807

Project Management and Process Engineering

5

CS811

Research and Writing III

3

CS816

Research and Writing IV

3

CS821

Research and Writing V

3

CS826

Research and Writing VI

3

CS831

Research and Writing VII

3

CS836

Research and Writing VIII

3

CS837

Requirements Engineering

5

CS841

Research and Writing IX

3

CS846

Research and Writing X

3

CS851

Research and Writing XI

3

CS854

Software Architecture and Design

5

CS855

Futuring and Innovation

5

CS856

Research and Writing XII

3

CS862

Foundations of Digital-Systems Security

5

CS863

Enterprise Security Architecture

5

CS864

Applications Security

5

CS865

Communications Security and Countermeasures

5

Electives

Select a minimum of two 5-credit hour courses

10

Total Program Credits:

96

Each of the three years of the DCS-DSS program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research, and applications capabilities necessary in the field of digital systems security. The organization of each year is described below.

Year 1: Foundations

Year one focuses on computer science and software engineering topics and an orientation to research and writing at the doctoral level. Coursework covers current topics in computer science and software engineering, requirements engineering, project management and process engineering, and research

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methods. Considerations of digital systems security are covered in each of these courses. The research

methods. Considerations of digital systems security are covered in each of these courses. The research and writing component results in a broad overview of current research in digital systems security and inform the student’s selection of a research topic. Students prepare research proposals and begin their research.

Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge

Once the foundations are in place, year two is where each student develops an in-depth understanding of the knowledge areas and research methods in digital systems security. Coursework includes four pedagogy courses and four research and writing courses. Topics covered in the pedagogy courses include security foundations, developing secure systems, applications security, and communication security. The research and writing courses further develop each student’s research.

Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement

Coursework in the final year of the program includes a course in enterprise security architecture, a course on futuring and innovation, and two elective courses. The research component results in documentation of the student’s applied research in either a dissertation or a series of publishable-quality papers.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

Graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

The paper option requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credits with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option.

Degree Completion

The student must be continuously enrolled until all graduation requirements are fulfilled. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for CS895 Dissertation Research Continuation each term until the completion of the requirements.

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The Doctoral Advantage While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU

The Doctoral Advantage

While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MSCS, MSEIS or MSM degree while starting work on the Doctor of Computer Science degree. The program outcomes remain the same for the DCS and the MSCS, MSEIS or MSM under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced to four years. Through this program, doctoral work is started after seven of the eleven required master’s courses have been successfully completed. Program plans must be approved by the Dean of Doctoral Computer Science or the Director of Education in the Institute for Advanced Studies.

The MSCS, MSEIS or MSM degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the seven approved master’s courses plus: CS803, CS801, CS804, CS806

Students will be required to complete a project equivalent to a master’s level capstone project or a concept paper built into the process at the end of CS806, with the approval of a Mentor and two Readers before the master’s degree will be awarded.

Doctor of Computer Science

Enterprise Information Systems The Doctor of Computer Science--Enterprise Information Systems (DCS-EIS) program at Colorado Technical University is designed to develop leaders in designing, implementing and managing large-scale systems in their chosen

Outcome: Core

Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve practical technical and managerial challenges within multiple disciplines of Information Systems

Demonstrate expertise within the Information Systems discipline by summarizing the state of the art, selecting an important practical problem or phenomenon, conducting research addressing it, extending current knowledge with the results, and developing a research program for further contributions

Communicate by presenting research results and preparing them for publication

Make well-founded predictions about future challenges and developments in Information Systems

Demonstrate ethical behavior in all aspects of the program including honesty, integrity, professional practice, and protection of research subjects

Courses: Core

CS801

Research and Writing I

3

CS802

Qualitative Analysis

5

CS806

Research and Writing II

3

CS811

Research and Writing III

3

CS812

Quantitative Analysis

5

CS816

Research and Writing IV

3

CS817

Foundations of Enterprise Information Systems

5

CS821

Research and Writing V

3

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CS826 Research and Writing VI 3 CS831 Research and Writing VII 3 CS836 Research and

CS826

Research and Writing VI

3

CS831

Research and Writing VII

3

CS836

Research and Writing VIII

3

CS841

Research and Writing IX

3

CS842

Business Intelligence

5

CS846

Research and Writing X

3

CS851

Research and Writing XI

3

CS856

Research and Writing XII

3

EIS800

Strategy, Alignment, and Portfolio Management

5

EIS805

Enterprise Management Concepts and Databases

5

EIS810

Managing, Planning and Integrating EIS

5

EIS815

Enterprise Tools, Concepts, and Databases

5

EIS820

Enterprise Architecture Technology

5

EIS825

Information Technology Service Management

5

EIS830

Governance, Quality, Compliance, and Ethics

5

MGMT

Enterprise Change, Innovation and Future

5

Total Program Credits:

96

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: The Foundation

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 specialization 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.

The program thus includes twelve 5-credit instructional courses, taken one per quarter for three years, plus a research-and-writing class taken each quarter. Each class is conducted online. Twice each year, students attend an intensive residential symposium in Colorado Springs lasting four and a half days.

Graduation requires successful defense of either a number of publishable-quality papers (the "paper

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option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The

option") or a dissertation. Both options require a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers.

The paper option requires two research papers and a proposal for programmatic research. At least one of the two research papers must be an academic article. The programmatic research proposal could serve as a proposal for funded research through a company or granting agency. Those three papers must be approved by the student’s committee.

The dissertation option requires a more extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credits with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research, using either the paper or dissertation option.

The Doctoral Advantage

While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MSCS, MSEIS or MSM degree while starting work on the Doctor of Computer Science degree. The program outcomes remain the same for the DCS and the MSCS, MSEIS or MSM under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced to four years. Through this program, doctoral work is started after seven of the eleven required master’s courses have been successfully completed. Program plans must be approved by the Dean of Doctoral Computer Science or the Director of Education in the Institute for Advanced Studies.

The MSCS, MSEIS or MSM degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the seven approved master’s courses plus: CS801, CS806, CS817, CS842

Students will be required to complete a project equivalent to a master’s level capstone project or a concept paper built into the process at the end of CS806, with the approval of a Mentor and two Readers before the master’s degree will be awarded.

Doctor of Computer Science

Emerging Media The Doctor of Computer Science in Emerging Media (DCS-EM) at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for computer science professionals, consultants, corporate strategists, technology officers and academics with expertise in computer science.

Emerging media uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine how social networks, new media, web science and virtual worlds are reshaping business, education, research and entertainment.

Outcome: Core

Critically evaluate, analyze, and solve problems within emerging media

Demonstrate expertise within an area of emerging media by summarizing the state of the art,

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selecting an important problem, conducting research addressing the problem, and extending current knowledge with the

selecting an important problem, conducting research addressing the problem, and extending current knowledge with the results

Communicate the research results and prepare them for publication

Investigate the strategic, social and financial implications of emerging media

Make well-founded forecasts about future challenges and developments in emerging media

Demonstrate ethical behavior in all aspects of professional life including honesty, integrity, professional practice, and the protection of research subjects

Courses: Core

CS801

Research and Writing I

3

CS802

Qualitative Analysis

5

CS804

Research Methods

5

CS806

Research and Writing II

3

CS811

Research and Writing III

3

CS812

Quantitative Analysis

5

CS816

Research and Writing IV

3

CS820

Usability and Interaction

5

CS821

Research and Writing V

3

CS826

Research and Writing VI

3

CS831

Research and Writing VII

3

CS836

Research and Writing VIII

3

CS841

Research and Writing IX

3

CS846

Research and Writing X

3

CS851

Research and Writing XI

3

CS855

Futuring and Innovation