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MBA - Information Technology

Purdue University Global's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology is designed to offer advanced studies in areas of networks, systems, and database management. Read on to find more details about this online master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking to enter this program should have a strong undergraduate background in business and computer science or information technology. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The curriculum of the Master of Business Administration - Information Technology program provides students with the opportunity to study business practices while focusing on information technology principles and concepts. In concentration courses, students will have the opportunity to learn about hardware and software components, database design and management, emerging technologies for businesses, and integration procedures. Other coursework that students might choose from cover information security management, data analysis, computer networks, support systems, and management systems. The program also provides an education in various business practices in areas of accounting, finance, human resources, communications, supply chain, and marketing.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

76 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology:

This graduate program requires students to complete four concentration courses in addition to 14 business courses and a capstone. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (60 credits)

  • Business Perspectives
  • Business Communications
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting Principles and Analysis
  • Measurement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Financial Management
  • Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
  • Managing the Value Chain
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics in Business and Society
  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • MBA Capstone

Information Technology Concentration Courses (16 credits)

  • Principles of Information Technology
  • Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Systems Analysis and Design
    • Information Systems Project Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Database Design and Data Modeling
    • Foundations in Data Analytics
    • Computer Networks
    • Management of Information Security
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Information Systems Project Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Knowledge-Based Management Systems
    • Database Design and Data Modeling
    • SQL Query Design
    • Foundations in Data Analytics
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Computer Networks
    • Advanced Network Management
    • Management of Information Security
    • Computer and Network Security
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Following the successful completion of the MBA program with a concentration in Information Technology, graduates could possess the knowledge to assume leadership roles in corporate IT departments. They might also work for government institutions or nonprofit organizations. Some of the positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Senior IT project manager
  • Director of information technology
  • IT systems manager
  • Chief technology officer

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