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Northwest Missouri State University


MBA: Information Technology Management Emphasis

The MBA with IT Management Emphasis will provide a foundation in both technical and information systems expertise. The program will instill in the students the importance of sound theoretical information systems principles for gathering, storing, manipulating, retrieving and analyzing data as well as practical applications in business organizations. Students will develop an understanding of the need for lifelong learning,enabling them to use technological advances soundly benefiting their organization.

The MBA with IT Management Emphasis consists of 9 core courses and 2 graduate elective courses, which comprise 33 hours of graduate credit. Some students may be required to take prerequisite business courses and/or computer science courses prior to admittance into the program. Additionally, all candidates are required to complete a research component and take a comprehensive examination upon or near completion of their coursework.

Prerequisites:

The student who chooses the IT Management Emphasis option must meet the following requirements, in addition to the general MBA undergraduate prerequisites:

Graduate Course Requirements

Candidates choosing the MBA with Information Technology Management Emphasis option must complete the following required courses* for a total of 33 graduate credit hours:

Number Course Name Hours
44-623 Information Systems 3
44-624 E-Commerce and Data Management 3
44-628 Advanced Decision Support Systems 3
51-646 Managerial Accounting 3
52-651 Macroeconomics Analysis and Business Conditions OR

    52-654 Managerial Economics 3
53-621 Financial Management 3
54-616 Organizational Behavior in Administration 3
54-618 Executive Seminar 3
55-630 Strategic Marketing 3
Six hours of electives from the following*
44-560 Advanced Topics in Database Systems 3
44-561 Software Engineering I 3
44-562 Software Engineering II 3
44-695 Current Topics in CSIS 3
44-618 Project Management in Business and Technology 3
44-626 Multimedia Systems 3
44-695 Computers and Networks 3
44-660 Database Design and Implementation 3
44-695 Current Topics in CSIS 3
55-631 International Business 3

* Students who did not complete a course in International Business at the undergraduate level must complete 55-631 International Business as one of the elective courses.