Doctor of Information Technology

The Doctor of Information Technology (PhD) is a degree that marks achievement in independent thinking in all fields related to the creation, use, and management of information and of the technology involved. It includes the fields of strategic information management, networking and collaboration, social media and systems, security of networks and information, enterprise systems and management, global systems and technologies, software and hardware systems and technologies, Internet technologies, intelligent systems and multi-agent systems, and innovation and future directions in the use of these technologies.

The program is designed to be an achievement in constructive and critical thinking for individuals with interest and expertise in information technology who can develop a program of innovative research with the guidance of experienced advisors. The program will develop practitioners and teaching faculty with very high levels of analytical expertise in specific fields of information technology.

Candidates pursuing this degree are interested in examining the critical issues and problems of business and society from a technological perspective. Candidates entering the program open themselves to positions within the Executive level of industry (CIO, CTO), professors within academic institutions, directors of think tanks & NGOs/CSOs organizations, members of the Board of Directors and positions of responsibility within government agencies. The defining characteristics of the program are the desire to understand the implementation of technological change and its effects in bringing about a more integrated world. Characteristics of the program include:

  • Professional Research Orientation
  • Dissertation Based
  • Immediate Entry To The Research Phase of the PhD


Assessment is through the submission of various assignments per module. There are no exams within the program.

Dual Degree

At the successful completion of the program the candidate will be issued both the Master and Doctor of Information Technology.


Candidates are able to progress through the program and develop their manuscript on a step-by-step basis providing a higher chance for completion.


Designed for working professionals the program is focused at the development of applied research for industry.


Participants demonstrate their mastery of critical thinking by developing theory and merging new ideas with practice.

3 Years - Fully Online - Rolling Admission

Monarch Digital Campus

Is the central hub for your studies. It is also your passport to success in your program at Monarch. As a graduate research institute technology is key to the smooth development of research. Monarch has used digital technology as a driver for research success within its various programs since its inception. From the MDC you can access the Monarch Cloud storage, the Nobilis Learning Management System and the suite of Microsoft Office 365 apps. The MDC also includes access to the Monarch Digital Library databases, access to the Dissertation Wikis,  and the research database. All resources are available on mobile devices through the Google or iPhone store.


Monarch Business School is the first distance-learning business school to achieve triple accreditation by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001). Monarch Business School is a member of EFMD-The Premiere European Accreditaiton Agency, ACBSP-the Association For Collegiate Business Schools & Programs, CEEMAN-The Central and Eastern European Management Association and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System. See our accreditation page.

The Doctor of Information Technology program at Monarch blends theoretical knowledge with application. Candidates are encouraged to look critically at the use of technology in society and the management of that technology to develop improved business processes and increased value for all stakeholders. As the business landscape continues to evolve issues such as: cyber security, big data, network access, social media and social purchasing, enterprise and global systems increase in importance. The Monarch PhD candidate takes a critical view of the use of these technologies and their place in decision making within management information systems and the larger society.
Dr. Nag - Professor of Information Technology

Aurelia Ravet-Narayan, Doctor of Philosophy in Business ResearchUsually, before entering a PhD program one is asked to provide an academic proposal with the application. This process can be challenging for a graduate from business studies. At Monarch, you are guided in creating your research proposal. You start the program by understanding what research methodology is all about and clarify the scope of your research. I am very satisfied with the program because it is streamlined. The guidance from supervisors was clear. You can also count on the support of your fellow students as a spirit of camaraderie reigns at the workshops. The Monarch experience is and will remain a tremendous step in my life.
Dr. Aurelia Ravet-Narayan - Doctor of Philosophy in Governance Graduate - France

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