MBA Concentration in Information Technology
The information technology MBA concentration provides valuable skills for those working in the IT field, and helps those with IT backgrounds to update their current knowledge. This program consists of a unique blend of core business courses and information systems (IS) courses.
Managers in this field must be comfortable with both technology and working with others to accomplish business goals. The effective IS manager understands business functions, the latest technology and the programs available for solving particular problems.
MBA concentrations require 3 courses (9 credits) in a specific field. Suggested course sequence:
ACCT804 Database Design, Networks and Implementation
ACCT806 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
Choose one course from:
ACCT805 Current Issues in Management Information Systems
ACCT817 Information Technologies Audit
BUAD884 Special Topics in Marketing
MISY830 Business Intelligence and Analytics
MISY840 Project Management and Costing
MISY850 Security and Control
MISY873 Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
MISY or ACCT Independent Study, Internship or related course
(3-6 credits; when focused on IT-related topic)
Classes from the M.S. in information system & technology management program are also acceptable, as well as some graduate level courses from the Department of Computer Science, with prior approval.
In addition to the 9 prescribed credits of the concentration, you will choose an additional 6 credits of electives.
- Business systems analyst
- Business systems project manager
- Network administrator
- Data entry & retrieval systems manager
- Communications network manager
- Application or system programmer
- Hardware marketer
Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.