As I descended the emergency exit stairwell of the Word Trade Center on September 11th, I had a thought – I had not yet completed my studies. I needed more time. Well, since I made it out, I do have the time. And over the next 10 plus years of my career, I’ve been preparing for this step.
Nova offers a program format called the “cluster format” that blends weekend meetings with online interaction – it’s geared towards working professionals. At that stage in my life, completely leaving the workforce for an academic track was too difficult. Nova’s program was a perfect fit, not only for my schedule, but also for the career path I had carved out over the past decade.
The Ph.D. in Information Systems program was especially well suited to professionals working in areas such as information system planning, information security, systems analysis and design, project management, information system administration, information science, or software engineering. I’ve worked in the majority of these topics over the years. This Ph.D. provides information technology professionals such as myself with the knowledge and ability to develop creative solutions to substantive real-world problems in information systems.