In today's technology-dependent business world, how companies use and manage technology is critical to remaining competitive in the marketplace. From constructing business plans to overseeing network security to directing Internet operations, technology managers now play a vital role in determining the directions taken by their organizations.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014. Technological advancements will boost the employment of computer-related workers; as a result, the demand for managers to direct these workers also will increase. Job opportunities will be best for applicants with computer-related work experience; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with technology as a component, and strong communication and administrative skills.
Colorado Tech Online's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Technology Management can help prepare students to assist and lead organizations in the planning, development, operation and management of information technology systems. This career-focused MBA program is designed to help prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue career opportunities such as Client Technology Manager, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Manager, IT Management Administrator and many others.
Courses for the MBA in Technology Management are taught by industry-experienced instructors, offering students the opportunity to absorb first-hand knowledge and meaningful perspectives that they can apply to their own professional objectives and strategies. All courses are taught via Colorado Tech Online's revolutionary CLIMB™ Learning System and include:
- Applied Managerial Accounting
- Economics for Decision-Making
- Applied Finance for Decision-Making
- Legal and Ethical Decision-Making
- Information Technology Management
- Applied Managerial Decision-Making
- Relational Database Management Systems
- Telecommunications and Networking
- Technology Management Capstone
- Project Management Processes in Organizations
- Project Planning, Execution, and Closure
Professional Certificates Included in This Degree Program
Students can earn two Professional Certificates as they work towards the completion of the MBA with a concentration in Technology Management. These résumé-enhancing certificates are built into the degree program without any additional courses or costs. Professional Certificates offer students a means by which to progressively add to their educational achievements as they learn and gain new skills. This degree program includes the following certificates:
This certificate provides a common body of knowledge related to people, processes, strategy and technology. You will explore the impact of information technology and develop skills that are essential to effective management.
This certificate is for professionals who manage a company's technology through effective use of databases and networks. You will gain proficiency in developing and managing organizational telecommunication systems as well as knowledge of network applications, topologies, switching methods and security. Across industry types, there is a growing need for leaders who can plan, manage and execute projects-accurately, on time and on budget.