MBA with concentration in Information Technology Management

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology Management gives students a strong foundation in business functions while providing concentrated study in the strategies and approaches of managing information technology, including leading teams through virtual environments, computer security and database management systems.

Graduates are prepared for in-demand technology and business careers such as IT director, business systems analyst, IT security specialist, computer systems manager and a wide range of professions. This allows students to benefit not only from a general advanced business curriculum, but also study topics that apply directly to their chosen career path.

Why Earn an Online IT MBA?

An online IT MBA can be your route to a new job opportunity or promotion, and it can help you earn a higher salary. When you specialize your education with a concentration in IT Management, you’ll be prepared for a number of careers at the intersection of business and technology. According to PayScale, employees with an MBA and at least five years of work experience earn a median salary of $75,706. After a decade of experience in the workforce, that salary may rise to $98,464.

What Will I Learn?

In the online MBA in IT program from Rivier University, students will develop a deep knowledge of core business functions and processes, including:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Strategies of innovation
  • Database Management Systems
  • Project Management
  • Computer Security

The online IT MBA also provides specialized coursework in technology that prepares students to lead tech teams and drive innovation. This includes focused coursework in security, database management and more.

MBA Concentration Options

With concentrations available in three in-demand fields, our online MBA programs give you the skills you need for ongoing success. Explore our other MBA concentrations:

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Rivier’s undergraduate business programs in business administration, business management, finance, and marketing as well as the University’s Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356,

  • Next Start Date: July 8, 2019
  • Est. Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

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Course Map

The MBA in IT Management requires 36 credit hours for completion and tuition is $595 per credit hour.

Core Courses
  • BUS 510 Accounting for Managers: 3
  • BUS 523 Marketing and New Product Development: 3
  • BUS 529 Economic Analysis: 3
  • BUS 550 Global Finance for Managers: 3
  • BUS 574 Project Management: 3
  • BUS 644 Risk Management and Decision Making: 3
  • BUS 779 Strategies of Innovation: 3

Choose two of the following:

  • BUS 502 Business Research and Communications: 3
  • BUS 560 Organizational Dynamics: 3
  • BUS 675 Operations and Quality Management: 3

In addition to required MBA coursework, students in the online IT Management concentration will complete the following coursework.

  • BUS 651 Leading Projects Through Virtual Environments: 3
  • MCS 572 Computer Security: 3
  • MCS 610 Database Management Systems: 3

Admission Requirements

Rivier University operates on a rolling admissions system. Students may apply for admission at any time and are notified of acceptance within two to four weeks from the date their application is completed.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the MBA program; applicants whose GPA falls below this minimum will be evaluated and may be considered for admission.

Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation.

Transfer credits from regionally accredited two- and four-year institutions are accepted. To transfer credits, you should request that your official transcript be sent to Rivier University, C/O The Learning House, 32 Mount Joy Street, Suite 300, Mount Joy, PA 17552. Your advisor will review transcript and determine how many credits are transferable to your chosen program of study.

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