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- Duration 16 months
- Cost per Credit $950
- Credit Hours 44
Lead Your IT Team to Success
The blended business and IT skills you gain in the online MBA Information Technology concentration will help you and your team meet organizational goals throughout the business. Throughout the program, you’ll develop sharper skills in critical thinking, gain the tools and thought processes to make evidence-based decisions and design and use processes for a competitive advantage. Your degree’s comprehensive focus will enhance today’s top-paying IT leadership careers. Complete your Information Technology concentration with nine credits.
With Your MBA in Information Technology Concentration, You Will:
- Understand key concepts related to how information systems are designed and developed.
- Deepen knowledge of how data is managed within an organization.
- Address problems related to IT business functions.
Information Technology Concentration
Help your team meet organizational goals.
Your degree’s online courses will be taught by faculty with years of leadership experience. You will learn how to use data and systems design to make sound, evidence-based business decisions. Complete your Information Technology concentration with nine credits. To view the complete list of MBA courses, visit the program curriculum page.
Introduces the fundamentals of modern database concepts. Covers relational database design and implementation techniques, as well as the current relational database standard – the structured query language (SQL). Explore advanced topics such as big data analytics.
Explores the management, organizational and technical challenges of developing systems. Analyzes business processes within a data-driven development methodology. Students will elicit requirements, weigh alternatives and design and implement solutions. Data, process and object modeling will be covered.
Enterprise architecture is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution. The scope of the enterprise architecture includes the people, processes, information and technology of the enterprise, and their relationships to one another and to the external environment.
According to Gartner, “Enterprise architecture (EA) is a discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes. EA delivers value by presenting business and IT leaders with signature-ready recommendations for adjusting policies and projects to achieve targeted business outcomes that capitalize on relevant business disruptions.” In essence, enterprise architecture is the implementation of business strategy through the use of technology.
The course will cover:
- What enterprise architecture is and why it is important
- The relationship between vision, strategy and enterprise architecture
- The elements of enterprise IT architecture
- A methodology for developing an enterprise architecture
- The challenges facing enterprise architects
Students will develop an understanding of how enterprise architecture can be the difference between successful and scalable businesses versus those that are constrained and stagnant.
As the role of Big Data becomes more obvious to companies, the remote workforce grows, and cyber threats become more prevalent, it’s no surprise that IT roles are needed across every industry, which explains the rapid growth rate of the industry. For instance, the computer and information systems manager role is projected to grow by 16% through 2031, and has a yearly average salary of $159,010 in 2022.1 The IT manager role was ranked #4 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Technology Jobs list.2 To view more exiting career path options, visit the MBA careers page.
Computer Systems Analyst $99,270 per year3
Network Administrator $80,600 per year4
Database Administrators/Architect $101,000 per year4
Choose From Six MBA Specializations
UD’s online MBA program offers six in-demand specializations. Explore them below.
Master of Business Administration, MBA: Business Analytics
Learn to integrate data science, business strategy and management science to optimize outcomes and develop predictive models for an organization or nonprofit.
Master of Business Administration, MBA: Healthcare Management
This program, containing courses taught by faculty from UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the College of Health Sciences, will help you to gain a competitive edge and learn about critical issues facing healthcare today.
Master of Business Administration, MBA: International Business
Globalize your understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the business world, and prepare to navigate global business environments successfully.
Master of Business Administration, MBA: Strategic Leadership
Explore all of the skills and capacities needed to influence others, manage change, set strategic direction, build teams and support networks and navigate the complex analytical and human dimensions inherent in any leadership role.
Master of Business Administration, MBA: Finance
Build a company’s value by optimizing current funds and finding new revenue avenues. Experiential coursework in financial management, analysis and reporting prepare you to lead organizational growth in corporate, investment and international finance careers.
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The total estimated tuition cost does not include the cost of living, textbook costs or other fees you may incur. For more information about program fees, you can contact an admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338 or learn more about tuition expenses.
The typical MBA applicant has two or more years of experience (work experience, volunteer work, community service, internships, significant academic projects etc.) but all applicants are considered even if they have limited professional experience. An outstanding undergraduate GPA will strengthen your application if you have less than two years of experience. You can review all admission criteria.
The Information Technology concentration requires three courses.
You’ll complete nine credits for the Information Technology concentration.
This program costs $950 per credit hour. If you choose the general or one concentration degree option (44 credit hours), the total tuition is $41,800, which does not include other fees you may incur, such as textbooks and the cost of living. Total tuition increases if you select a double or triple concentration degree option.
For assistance determining the cost of your program, contact an admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338.