PhD – Information Technology Management (ACBSP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

With a program grounded in dissertation success, Capella offers this online PhD in IT Management. You’ll benefit from a unique program structure taught by dedicated faculty, along with comprehensive online resources that will give you momentum throughout the dissertation process. In this IT Management specialization, which is ACBSP-accredited, you’ll learn the latest in systems innovation from global and diverse contexts. This is a multidisciplinary approach to a PhD that combines business theory, research and practice with technology leadership. A few on-campus residencies are usually required, as are these core courses:

  • Information Technology Leaders as Partners in Organizational Strategic Planning
  • Leading Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex and Global Environments
  • Guiding the Implementation of Information Technology Policies and Processes
  • Innovating Information Technology Life Cycle Management Processes in a Changing Environment


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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students will attend three four-day residencies.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to