The MBA in Management of Information Technology program is designed to meet the emerging market demand for IT management professionals. Students must complete a total of 15 courses, including seven MBA core courses, two elective courses, and six IT courses. The MBA program with a concentration in Management of Information Technology may be completed in two semesters and one summer session.
Recent trends in technology have increased the demand for information technology professionals. The Management of Information Technology program emphasizes the management of information systems, database management, communications networks, project management, electronic commerce, systems analysis, and design. Students will be prepared for positions in the management of international corporations and other enterprises that relate to electronic commerce, information security, system integration and the strategic use of digital and electronic technology in business.
Notice to students and prospective students: The Information Technology – Master program at the Tampa Campus has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), due to material non-compliance with its retention rate standard of 60%.
This specialized MBA program is designed to meet the emerging market demand for IT management professionals. Students must complete a total of 15 courses including 6 concentrated IT courses. The 45 credit program leading to an MBA degree in Management of Information Technology may be completed in a minimum of 15 months. Students may transfer from one campus to the other and complete their degree requirements. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields may need to complete MBA preparatory courses. This program may also be completed online.
Admission requires completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business administration. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related fields, such as economics, including completion of the following core courses: Microeconomics, Statistics, Business Law, Marketing, Management, and Accounting. The Bachelor’s degree program must include academic course work completed with a grade of “C” or higher in the area of statistics and/or accounting. **Note: Students who have not completed required prerequisite courses will take MBA Prerequisite courses.
In addition to the graduation requirements for all graduate students, candidates for the MBA in Management of Information Technology degree must complete a minimum of 45-semester credits at the graduate level composed of the courses listed as follows with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate students must also successfully complete a comprehensive master’s thesis.
Graduates of the MBA in Management of Information Technology program will be able to:
- Develop and lead teams of technical people toward the achievement of established goals, and manage the development of their product.
- Identify ways in which technology can be applied to solve both existing and new or anticipated problems.
- Leverage technology to realize strategic management goals and opportunities.
- Assure the quality of information as well as its value to those who will ultimately use it for decision making.
- Think, write and speak cogently and persuasively about ongoing or anticipated work with colleagues, end-users and corporate leadership, and listen carefully to feedback.
Offered at the following campuses:
Tampa Bay, Heidelberg, and Online