A 10-week intensive program providing a comprehensive review of the disciplines required to manage the ongoing innovation and rapidly changing technology in today's business environment and strategies to assure sound decision-making for business in an interconnected world.
Topics will include Technology as an External Business Force; Impact of Regulation and Competition on Technological Advancement; Decision-Making in the New Environment; Technology in the Corporate Environment; Security and Risk; IT/Telecom Technology from a Global Business Perspective; and, Ongoing Management Issues.
With the dramatic acceleration of technological change and innovation in the U.S. (and the world) over the past twenty years, it has been difficult for businesses to keep pace. This era of innovation and constantly changing and evolving technology demands IT managers consider more aspects than ever in his/her decision-making. The goal of this program is to provide an understanding of the key disciplines involved in the practical management of technology and innovation for business.
At the conclusion of this program, the successful student should have an appreciation of the information technology industry, in general, and the pertinent aspects of managing technology and innovation and strategic decision-making to benefit one's business, in particular. The student should be able to apply the knowledge gained in the program to "real world" business situations, recognizing that information technology (in all its forms, i.e., data, voice, image, text, graphics) is a critical and viable business tool that can be managed effectively in an interconnected world and in this era of innovation. The program is ideally suited for IT professionals, technology managers, project managers and others who are responsible for the planning or implementation of new technologies.
For a completed program description, download the program's brochure
Dates & Location
Spring Quarter 2018
The spring session is now closed.
On-campus section: Classes meet on Saturday mornings (9:00am-12:15pm) at DePaul's Loop Campus at 243 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.
DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.
Spring Quarter 2018
Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition if the student drops the Technology and Innovation Program by April 7, 2018.
Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:
DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.
Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.
Information, Technology, and Innovation (Resources for Growth In a Connected World)
Author: John M. Jordan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2012
CTA U-Pass Fee: Beginning Autumn Quarter 2016, any IPD certificate program student who enrolls in a full-time course load (8 graduate or 12 undergraduate credit hours) and where at least one course is taught at an on-campus location will be automatically enrolled in the University’s CTA U-Pass program. The CTA U-Pass program provides unlimited rides on CTA transport and it requires that all eligible students participate in the program. The cost of the CTA U-Pass is $90.00 per quarter. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will have this fee added to their student accounts. Students are responsible for this fee regardless of benefit use or card pick-up. Students who are taking courses exclusively online do not qualify for this program. Further information about the U-Pass program is found at
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the
Payment by Credit Card Form.
Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan, must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found
Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.
Professional work experience in the administration, support, or management of information technology services is recommended. Acceptance into the program will be determined by the admissions committee on the basis of an applicant's overall qualifications, including work history and educational background.
The Technology and Innovation Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).
Course #: IPD 345
Credit hours: 4 undergraduate
The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements include class discussion participation, reading assignments, homework and quizzes, and a final case study project.
Course credit and final grade information will be available through the Institute for Professional office upon the program's completion, and will be reflected on the university's system at the end of the university's regular academic quarter.
Application & Registration Procedure
All interested parties should apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's
online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the
Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with information and instructions about the registration process.
Registration is restricted to admitted students. IPD staff will register students upon receipt of payment and registration form. Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system.