Available at Colorado Technical University:Computer Science: Enterprise Information Systems
Computer science professionals specializing in large-scale information systems and interested in making key leadership contributions in their area of expertise may want to consider enrolling in the Doctor of Computer Science degree program with a concentration in Enterprise Information Systems (DCS-EIS).
The DCS-EIS program is designed to develop leaders in designing, implementing and managing very large databases and large-scale systems in organizations that can operate on a global level. Each year of the DCS-EIS program is designed to provide candidates with the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to:
- Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current enterprise information systems.
- Become a familiar with models such as CMMI and the Baldridge Process.
- Effectively communicate technical material to non-technical stakeholders and/or decision makers.
- Effectively manage IT implementation processes, testing and user training.
- Predict future trends through innovative research using qualitative and quantitative methods.
This Enterprise Information Systems concentration emphasizes action research. The first year allows you to learn about analysis and design from a user perspective, while forming the ability to think critically and creatively with the ultimate goal of developing an enterprise information system designed to improve business processes.
Once that foundation is in place, you can choose 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 an industry white paper and a proposal for research to be conducted in the third year. 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 deliverable in year three is an applied research project, to be submitted to an academic journal.
The Enterprise Information Systems concentration encourages you to think and act strategically and facilitates development of your ability to predict future trends and make positive contributions in your area of technical expertise through mentoring, action research and practical projects.