MBA in Information Technology Management
Classes meet entirely online.
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.
The online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Information Technology Management distinction is offered on campus or online. The program comprises 42 credit hours, including Concordia University, St. Paul’s new mentor and managerial application portfolio program. Students enrolled in the program have access to an MBA faculty mentor who can aid in honing networking skills and enhancing your resume.
Graduates have the necessary skillset to face the business challenges of an interconnected, global world. Use the tools at your disposal to engineer practical and innovative technology solutions in the industry of your choosing.
Mentor and MAP Program
The Concordia MBA mentor and managerial application portfolio (MAP) program sets you up for success through your studies and beyond graduation. Each MBA student has a designated MBA faculty mentor to support and guide them through graduate school. Your faculty mentor will act as a personal business coach and help you develop networking strategies, polish interpersonal skills and enhance your resume.
Org Leadership & Dev
This course introduces leadership in dynamic, changing organizations where customers change, technologies shift, and work processes evolve. In this course students will examine how leaders develop themselves and others and create alignment as an organization changes to meet the needs of the future
Integrated Marketing Comm
This course will develop marketing strategy and executing diverse communication tactics critical to all enterprises. Consistency in both processes and messages is important. Students will analyze business scenarios and determine strategic objectives, target markets and messages, as well as demonstrate to use and how to apply multiple marketing tactics.
Managerial Res Meth & Design
This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of management research are introduced. Students will critique published research, write a literature review, and design research studies.
The course will apply economic theory to develop a framework to analyze and predict trade, exchange rate, environmental, health, labor and other policies. Strategies will encompass the interaction of American and global economic institutions and policy making entities such as the United States Trade Representative, Congress, Federal Reserve, WTO, and the European Union.
Applied Business Ethics
This course will review and analyze popular models of ethical decision making. Readings, case studies, and special presenters will provide opportunities to investigate current ethical issues facing leaders and managers in business and organizational settings as well as critically apply various ethical theories and decision-making frameworks. Literature relative to Christian vocation, applied ethics, and value-centered leadership will be explored. Student papers and presentations will demonstrate the integration of a personal and vocational ethic.
Strategic HR Management
This course looks at human resources management from an operating manager’s perspective and focuses on the key role strategic human resource management plays in the development and execution of organizational strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, behavioral, and the legal issues faced by companies as they attempt to compete in an increasingly expanding global economy. Students will work collaboratively to analyze and compare the complexities and challenges of doing business abroad as well as in the United States and discuss approaches, plans, and programs to address those issues strategically.
Managerial Finance and Acctg
This course will examine the framework and systems of current accounting and finance principles including preparation of financial statements, accounting cycles and balance sheet classifications. Students will apply these principles along with ethical responsibility and critical thinking skills to management practices of business decision making and strategic planning.
Legal Environment for Managers
This course integrates the treatment of law and management. It helps managers and leaders spot legal issues before they become legal problems and emphasizes developing the legal astuteness to craft solutions that attain core organizational objectives without incurring undue legal risk. Traditional legal concepts are discussed as well as current topics in developing areas of the law. An emphasis on ethical concerns stimulates understanding of how managers must incorporate considerations of ethics and social responsibility into their managerial actions
Bridging IT Bus Gap Glbl Set
Compare technical to non-technical staff in studying ways to build collaborative effectiveness in managing functions and projects. Minimize the barriers to successful intercultural communication by investigating various tools for teamwork in local and global settings. Utilize project case studies and collaborative software tools to practice communicating virtually across diverse settings and maximize teamwork to deliver on business strategy.
Project and Lifecycle Mgmt
Introduce the entire project lifecycle by practicing collaborative development of various project monitoring and reporting tools in a case-study setting: 1) project scope/charter, 2) work breakdown structure, 3) cost-benefit analysis, 4) communication plan, 5) project schedule, 6) risk register, and 7) quality management plan. Transfer learning objectives to the student’s own Management Application Portfolio (MAP) by practicing knowledge retention and by applying concepts from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Info Syst Analysis & Comm
Create a systemic understanding of business requirements by interviewing key stakeholders and diagramming to communicate process workflow. Utilize contemporary case studies to compare software and infrastructure development methodologies such as the Systems Development Lifecycle to Agile Methods. Apply learned skills to key decision-making tasks such as in-house development, outsourcing, software testing, and cloud computing. Create a first draft of the initial phases for the student’s own Management Application Portfolio (MAP).
Bus Info Syst Sec, Risk, Qlty
Analyze how information systems are designed to interact with people and carry out business strategy. Design plans to analyze and secure enterprise-wide data and applications in a growing mobile environment. Assess risk and manage quality in working to meet auditing and compliance standards. Topics include business continuity and disaster recovery, virtualization, and the effects of compliance on infrastructure development. Create first drafts of middle and final phases for the student’s Management Application Portfolio (MAP).
Managerial Appl Portfolio
The MAP is a process in which students summarize, synthesize and demonstrate knowledge, skils, and competencies as organizational managers and leaders. Students will draw from their MBA course work, career experiences and synthesizing activities to build a customized profesional portfolio.
1. Apply Online
2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
Give an example of how you have demonstrated excellence as a leader and how it impacted the organization.
4. Submit a current, professional resume.
Students enrolling in a graduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.
Spring 2014 Term
Start Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Class Day: Wednesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
Summer 2014 Term
Start Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Class Day: Thursday
Chat Time: 7-8 p.m. CST