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Master of Business Administration

Masters of Business Administration

Stay on the pulse of change, discover new ideas, and develop business fluency to shape your industry and make confident leadership decisions with the MBA program at ITU. Whether you choose to make your mark at a well-known Silicon Valley company or start your own venture, we have the courses and concentrations to help you unlock your career potential.



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Masters of Business Administration Information

Curriculum, Program Structure, and Admissions Requirements


Our 36 credit-hour curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 36 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.


Program Requirements

Required Courses

  • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
  • 1 Capstone Course: Thesis or Project: 3 Credit Hours
  • Internship: 1 Credit Hour

Elective Courses: 11 – 20 Credit Hours

  • Cross Disciplinary Course: Up to 3 Credit Hours (Counts as Elective).
  • Transfer Credits: Up to 9 Credit Hours (Counts as Elective)
  • Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours

36 Total Credit Hours

Core Courses

  • MGT 503 Organizational Leadership Theories
  • FIN 534 Financial and Economic Analysis
  • MKT 551 Competitive Marketing Strategies
  • MIS 527 Technology and Operations Management: Creating Value

You have the option to choose an MBA or an MBA concentration. ITU provides concentrations that prepare you with specialized skills and knowledge in the following areas:

Business Analytics, which includes courses such as such as Quantitative Analysis, Web Analytics, Data Warehousing and Visualization, Developing Value Through Business Analysis Applications, and Predictive Analytics for Business Strategy.

Healthcare Management, which includes courses such as Principles of Global Healthcare, Healthcare Strategic Management, Global Entrepreneurship in the Health Sector, Healthcare Sector Marketing Tools and Techniques, and Health Sector Innovation.


Inbound and Outbound Exams

Beginning Spring 2016, all new students are required to take Inbound exam with Peregrine Academic Services. The Inbound and Outbound exams are REQUIRED not OPTIONAL. 

Learn more about the inbound/outbound examination


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Proof of English proficiency:* All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take an English proficiency test.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination: band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and complete the program


*U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are waived from this requirement.

Masters of Business Administration Information

Who You Should Apply, What You Will Learn, and Program Learning Outcomes

Why You Should Apply

At ITU, you will be able to take advantage of:

  • Seasoned industry experts, who come from companies like NASA, HP, and Pfizer.
  • A program designed to teach you the practical skills needed to supplement your education, and maximize your career prospects.
  • Flexible night and weekend class schedules, and online course offerings that allow you to continue your career while furthering your education.
  • A program offered by a university that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

What You Will Learn

The Organizational Leadership Skills course shares the principles, strategies and elements needed to effectively lead teams in the workplace. Students in the class will gain an in-depth knowledge on a variety of leadership techniques and gain real-world insights based on professors with years of career experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will:

  • (ILO 1 Problem Solving) Justify the usage of core business theories to solve problems in the business environment.
  • (ILO 2 Critical Thinking) Appraise critical thinking models to make effective business decisions.
  • (ILO 3 Communication literacy)
    I. Construct business documents clearly, concisely, and analytically.
    II. Illustrate effective speaking skills in groups and in public.
  • (ILO 4 Collaboration and Teamwork) Assemble teams for business projects using effective group dynamics.
  • (ILO 5 Technical literacy) Illustrate in depth knowledge of key technical functions for business to work efficiently.
  • (ILO 6 Research skills and Information literacy) Identify and apply research methods to understand current business practices.
  • (ILO 7 Individual Responsibility) Model sound ethical social responsibility.