MBA - Information Technology Concentration

The Master of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Information Technology is designed to assist IT professionals in advancing their careers by providing a solid foundation of graduate-level business courses to complement their IT experience and coursework. A major challenge in today’s business environment is how professionally competent practitioners make the transition to managing people and business operations without losing their professional knowledge and expertise.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.
  • Apply technological, innovative, and strategic approaches to information management to support business goals and strategy.

Graduates will learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that will help them ethically solve problems that occur in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways.

This program allows IT professionals to develop both their professional skills (concentration courses) and management skills while learning to think strategically in a complex, cost-competitive, knowledge-based environment.

This MBA concentration will allow successful graduates to excel at both leading and doing. In this challenging employment environment, IT professionals must not only be competent in their fields, but be known as “can-do” leaders. This combination gives our graduates that clear edge to succeed.

Providence and North Miami students admitted to graduate programs in the College of Business who meet the English Proficiency Requirements but whose undergraduate degree was not earned at a American university or at a university located in a country in which the official language is English will be required to take a communications skills assessment. A list of those countries may be found online. Graduate students exiting the English as a Second Language Program at Johnson & Wales University are also required to take the assessment. Students who do not pass the assessment will be required to enroll in ENG5000 Management Communication Skills

Master of Business Administration - Information Technology Concentration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Credits
Foundation Courses
ECON5000Economics in the Global Economy3
FISV5000Corporate Financial Accounting3
Core Courses
FISV5526Financial Reporting and Control3
FISV5600Financial Management3
IBUS5511Global Economic Environments3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Information Technology Courses
ITEC6514Decision Support Systems3
ITEC6524Enterprise Data Management3
ITEC6534Strategic Management of Information Technology3
ITEC6544Current Trends and Issues in Information Technology3
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0-42.0