Walden University is offering a new online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program which is, “…designed to enhance students’ technical expertise while developing the leadership skills they need to guide their organization in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
According to their press release here on Minnov8, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the computer and information systems management field is expected to grow 18% by 2020. The D.I.T. program prepares students for senior-level positions in industry and academia, such as chief information officer, chief technology officer, IS manager, IT strategist, and higher education faculty and administrator positions.
With the accelerating growth of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from leading universities — coupled with the growing demand for information technology and systems professionals — this new program from the 40 year old Walden University holds the promise for higher credentialing in I.T. but also for them as an institution to provide a degree like this one.
Again, read the full press release here on Minnov8.