Program Details

Program Outline

Program Outline

AIU’s MBA with a specialization in Technology Management leverages critical graduate-level business courses and select courses from the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program to prepare students to manage technology environments.

This one-year MBA program is designed to help students get the in-depth, industry-current business knowledge they need—compressing their studies into a shorter timeframe, but still providing the knowledge and credentials they're looking for to get ahead professionally. In this program, you can learn to apply advanced business concepts to build teams, manage departments and develop business solutions, while getting an opportunity to learn how to lead, plan and direct IT environments.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Develop organizational and operational plans to solve problems and improve the business environment and performance
  • Analyze various leader, follow, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate the quality of decision making and research to solve problems
  • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities
  • Evaluate the opportunities provided by technology for businesses
  • Recognize, evaluate and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts
  • Communicate effectively in business situations
  • Examine the implications of technology and the Internet on today’s business
  • Understand the fundamentals of core computer technologies including computer hardware, databases, network infrastructure, digital investigations and security
  • Apply IT project management, technology management and teambuilding skills to advance IT initiatives and outcomes
  • Explore the concepts of information technology, finance, economics and accounting to make effective decisions in the global business environment
  • Demonstrate current IT operations and marketing management practices and principles

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ACBSP USNEWS-2017
Courses

Courses

Degree Requirements

Business Core
FIN630Global Financial Management6
MGT600Business Research for Decision Making6
MKT640A Managerial Approach to Marketing6
MGT680Strategic Management6
Total Credit Hours:24

Specialization Options

Technology Management
ITCO610Principles of Information Systems6
ITPM611Principles of IT Project Management6
ITPM613Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects6
ITPM615IT Project Quality Management6

Total Credit Hours: 48

AIU's Master of Business Administration (MBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Classes Overview

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Principles of Information Systems

In this course students examine management skills as they relate to the information technology industry, taking into account the relationship between networking, databases, and programming.

Principles of IT Project Management

The course provides an overview of the roles, responsibilities, and management methods of the technology project manager. The course assumes no prior knowledge in management techniques and is intended to teach students how to develop approaches and styles of management for software projects.

Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects

This is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford students the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. Several team building, motivation, and human resources development techniques are also covered.

IT Project Quality Management

This course combines project management with quality management by guiding you from Initiation to Closure with the use of cost control. You will develop and review typical management deliverables that illustrate the ability of the Project Manager to control the success of projects. In addition, you will use computer applications as a tool for project management.

Global Financial Management

Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the making of standard financial management decisions.

Business Research for Decision Making

In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.

A Managerial Approach to Marketing

This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.

Strategic Management

The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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12 Month MBA

12 Month MBA

Move forward with AIU’s 12-month online MBA program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited MBA program can be completed in less than 12 months. That means you can pursue your degree and still balance a full-time career and busy life. Our 12-month online MBA program lets you learn anywhere, anytime with a wide range of practical and accessible support tools:

  • Intellipath™ - This personalized learning platform helps support student success by allowing you to skip what you already know and get support where you need it most. You can also retake tests to improve your overall grade
  • Technical Support – AIU offers 24/7 support, whether it’s by phone, email or live chat
  • AIU Online Library – Our library provides access to carefully selected articles, books and websites that can help you get the answers. Also, research guides and tutorials, APA resources, even a staff of professional librarians to assist you
Related Degrees

Related Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Management

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Operations Management

The MBA with a specialization in Operations Management blends advanced business knowledge with the operations know-how needed to produce goods and services for today’s global market.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Project Management

Master the ins and outs of determining scope, scheduling, cost control and communication. The MBA in Project Management can teach students to lead project management departments and prepare for industry certification.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Healthcare Management

Well-managed hospitals, clinics and care facilities have the potential to improve the health of entire communities. An MBA with a Healthcare Management specialization can help you develop advanced skills you need to direct health services in any setting.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: Specialization in Human Resource Management

Advance your business knowledge while also learning how to leverage your organization’s greatest assets—its employees. Learn where human resource management and business strategy intersect in order to help companies profit by acquiring, developing and retaining a talented workforce.

Career Paths

Career Paths

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.

Management Strategies

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)

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