Richmond Technology Management Schools
Located within a 20-minute drive of the city center, two schools in the Richmond area offer degree options related to technology management. This article focuses on the required coursework at these universities, and it also includes a table of facts and figures about the institutions.
- For those seeking a bachelor's-level program in technology management, the only close option is the University of Richmond, a private, not-for-profit school about six miles from downtown. It offers a bachelor's degree in IT management.
- Virginia Commonwealth University, a larger public university located about a mile from downtown Richmond, provides a master's option for those who already have a bachelor's degree. The information systems fast-track graduate program includes a concentration in IT management.
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Comparison of Schools
Get a quick side-by-side comparison of the two universities in the table below. It has details on costs, acceptance rates, enrollment numbers and other facts that could make all the difference in what school you choose to attend.
|University of Richmond||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit*||4-year, public*|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||4,023*||30,675*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city*||Midsize city*|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$50,910*||$13,624 in-state, $33,656 out-of-state*|
|% of Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||65%*||81%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||33%*||84%*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||93% for full-time students*||83% for full-time students*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students began in 2011)||88%*||63%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
University of Richmond
The University of Richmond offers a bachelor's degree program relevant to information technology management (ITM) through its School of Professional & Continuing Studies. The school offers degree programs for adult students, as well as professional and community education programs. The Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies program at the school allows students to major in ITM.
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Major in IT Management
Students majoring in information technology management will be exposed to topics relevant to the implementation and management of information technology. The interdisciplinary program is rounded out with courses involving law and technology, IT security or issues related to e-commerce.
In addition to traditional core bachelor's curriculum requirements, the IT component consists of nine hours of management fundamentals; 10 hours of core courses in systems and database analysis, project management and managing IT functions; and 11-12 hours of electives that can be drawn from offerings in networking, security, technology procurement, web development, cyberlaw and business processes.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Intended for working IT professionals and business managers, Virginia Commonwealth University offers a fast track Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in information technology management. The university also offers a bachelor's degree in information systems which includes a number of core courses in information systems management.
Fast Track Executive Master of Science in Information Systems - Concentration in IT Management
This program, designed for students in full-time positions who are familiar with business foundations and technical areas of information systems, includes courses that cover topics relevant to moving into IT management roles. The program includes 10 required courses in organizational culture, information systems and project management, analysis, security, planning and evolving technology trends. The program can be completed in a part-time or full-time format and night classes are available.
Other School Options
The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary, about 48 miles southeast of Richmond in Williamsburg, offers a pair of bachelor's degree programs in business with either a minor in management and organizational leadership or a minor in process management and consulting. Either program can be used as the core for an individual plan of study (IPS) which would allow a student to focus on technology management.