What can you do with an MBA in Operations Management?
Technology management plays an important part in many industries—but especially in healthcare, software development and cloud computing. In fact, the need for IT managers is projected to grow 15% through 2024—much faster than average.1
Earning an MBA in Technology Management can demonstrate that you have passion for the subject, knowledge of both business theory and current trends, and experience in the field. And the investment can be well worth it: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a master's degree earn 18% more per week than those with a bachelor's degree.2 The MBA in Technology Management can prepare students for more advanced roles in:
- IT management
- IT project management
- Network administration
- Systems analysis
With a business technology degree, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to explore a broad range of tech-related opportunities, including:
Remote and Global Communications
With the growth of remote workers and global businesses that require communicating with clients or internal teams across multiple countries and time zones, it's especially important for employees to be proficient with a wide range of online communications technologies.
If you’re looking to move into a management role, it can be advantageous to understand IT and project management systems, Internet security, and networking hardware, as well as how they affect processes and timelines, available resources, and other capabilities.
Tech Growth and Impact
With new technologies developing at an accelerating rate, businesses want management-level employees who can identify how and when tech trends might impact their finances, product demand, or production capabilities.
Using Technology Systems to Improve Efficiency
Being able to evaluate and demonstrate how new systems for managing inventory, production, sales, and internal deliverables may affect a company's operations is a useful skill for those seeking a management position in the future.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (visited January 20, 2017).
2http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm (visited July 20, 2016)