Course Descriptions

The 100% online Doctor of Technology will deliver engaging and relevant instructor-led training, collaboration with your peers and real-world skills while in a comfortable, ready-to-learn atmosphere. The classrooms are strategically designed to ensure that you master core concepts with online instruction and interactions with instructors and networking with other students. The 100% online delivery method offers asynchronous courses which allow students to study at their own pace, accessing instructional materials, at any time.  Complete the 90 required credit hours in 3 - 7 years while balancing your professional and personal commitments. 

Core Courses

  • Digital Leadership: This course looks at the Technology Innovation Process (but the tools could be applied to any type of new product or process development) and covers the research, development, management and commercialization of new technology. We will examine the development of technological innovations that have led to the current digital age. We will explore the innovative process by engaging in some “think wrong” activities designed to spur creativity and imagination.  And we will attempt to better understand the roles of sustaining and disruptive technologies and their impact on organizational performance and competitive edge. (3 credits)
  • Technology Research & Use of Data Analytics: Examines concepts, models and methods useful for applying data analytics in business environments. Focusing on Hypothesis generation, the capturing, storage and expression of data, analysis for research and visualization. As organizations of all sizes become more complex, the need for analytically minded individuals is growing exponentially. This course will focus on the principles of data analytics, equipping students with a foundation that can be applied to many areas within business and life. This course will utilize a combination of experiential learning, as well as research-based frameworks to build knowledge and offer up concepts for debate. (3 credits)
  • Global Supply Chain Management: Examines the flow of the total supply chain function from forecast to product delivery at the leadership level.   This includes an understanding of not only how each function works, but the interaction and reliance on other functions within the process.  Special emphasis is placed on efficient operational concepts in each step of the supply chain and the relationships between cost factors and various supply chain functions/deliverables.   Discussion will take place on the utilization of various Enterprise Resource Planning software. (3 credits)
  • Leadership of CyberSecurity & CyberForensics​​: This course prepares students to investigate, evaluate, and manage complex information networks in order to protect organizations and network information and data from threats and cyberattacks. We will discuss threats and types of attacks against computers and network systems, how to analyze security requirements, define security policies, and how deal with cyber-breaches when they occur. Students will be immersed in the cyber-security discipline through a combination of intense coursework, open-ended and real-world problems, and hands on experiments. (3 credits)
  • Global Perspectives on Emerging Technologies: Systematic analysis of technology and its international dimensions, including the competencies needed to work internationally both here and abroad. The focus will be on the resources and competencies needed by business, industrial and technological personnel operating in the international context. (3 credits)
  • Demographic Leadership: This course provides an overview of current and future demographic trends and how these changes will impact technology and organizational leaders. The world is becoming more ethnically and racially diverse with each passing year. Millennials have become the largest adult generation, surpassing even the Baby Boomers. Women and underrepresented minorities are changing the face of leadership, business, and politics. How can today’s leaders prepare for the unprecedented social and cultural shifts that are coming? (3 credits)
  • Analysis of Research: Analysis of research and evaluation of research reports. Emphasis on understanding the application of fundamental statistical methods in design and interpretation of research findings in industrial, technical and human resource development environments. Every graduate student is required to understand the basics of research and how to write a thesis proposal - whether their program requires it or not. This is a requirement of the college and the university. Tech 64600 will introduce students to research and part of the course requirements are to write the first three chapters (papers) of what would typically be a thesis proposal. This is a course requirement and it meets college and university requirements. To successfully complete this course, students must  pass the two CITI research quizzes and write three chapters (papers) that would normally go into a research proposal. This will demonstrate a student’s  understanding of what is involved in proposing and conducting research.  (3 credits)

Elective Courses

Note: Courses are subject to change due to faculty discretion

Interdisciplinary

  • Project Management in Business & Industry
  • Data Analysis for Leaders
  • Emerging World-Class Leadership Strategies
  • Interpersonal and Group Skills for Leaders
  • Human Capital Management
  • Leading Teams
  • Leadership, Law and Ethics
  • Strategic Planning & Marketing in Technology
  • Leadership Organizational Change
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Strategic Management of Technology
  • Global, Legal, Ethical Issues for Tech Leaders
  • Global Perspectives in Emerging Technologies
  • Leading & Managing Tech Organizations
  • Financial Analysis for Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Manufacturing Applied Technologies

Aviation Technology Area

  • Research Methods in Aviation
  • Quantitative Evaluation in Transportation
  • Quality & Productivity in Industry & Technology
  • Operational Assessment & Improvement
  • Resource Analysis & Optimization
  • Aviation Leadership
  • Management & Design of Training Systems
  • International Civil Aviation Regulatory Systems
  • Contemporary Issues in Transportation Security
  • Aviation Financial Instruments & Operations
  • Airline Revenue Management
  • Aircraft Asset Management
  • Aicraft Leasing
  • Human Error and Safety
  • Managing the Risk of Organizational Accidents
  • Exploratory Studies in Aviation Human Factors
  • Aviation Safety Program Development

Computer and Information Technology Area

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • IT Business Analysis
  • IT Requirements Analysis & Modeling
  • IT Enterprise Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in IT Business Analysis
  • IT Data Analytics
  • IT Policy, Law and Ethics
  • Professional Research & Communication
  • CBAP and PBA Certification Prep
  • Project Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Interpersonal & Group Skills for Leaders
  • Advanced Topics in IT Project Management
  • IT Economics
  • IT Estimating-Scheduling-Control
  • IT Program and Portfolio Management
  • Organizational and Change Management for IT Projects
  • IT Requirements Management
  • IT Quality Management
  • IT Security Management
  • PMP Certification Prep
  • PRM - Risk Management

Construction Management Area

  • Managing Construction Quality & Production
  • Construction Operations & Strategic Management
  • Construction Accounting & Financial Management
  • Law for Construction Managers
  • Construction Management Training & Development
  • Construction Leadership & Marketing
  • Risk Management in Construction
  • Advanced Construction Management for Disaster Recovery
  • Real Estate Development Process
  • Preconstruction Project Management
  • Sustainable Site Development
  • Value Engineering & Visualization for Sustainability 
  • Advanced Facilities Management
  • Advanced Study of Facilities Systems