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Master of Business Administration

Masters of Business Administration

Stay on the pulse of change; discover new ideas, develop business communication skills to shape your industry and make data-informed leadership decisions through the ITU MBA program. ITU’s MBA program helps prepare you keep ahead in today’s changing environment through providing a solid core of business innovation knowledge, along with skills and practical experiences that prepare you to lead the most current and emerging trends.

ITU courses and concentrations help you unlock your career potential through core courses for a lifetime of leadership, coursework that explores the latest technology and trends taught by industry leaders, practical industry experiences to apply your new knowledge and skills, and through team and capstone projects that demonstrate your readiness for leadership.

 

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Masters of Business Administration Information

Curriculum, Program Structure, and Admissions Requirements

Curriculum

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: 20 Credit Hours
Elective courses may include one or more of the following (a, b, c):

a)    Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours
b)    Cross Disciplinary Course: Up to 3 Credit Hours (Counts as Elective)
c)    Transfer Credits: Up to 9 Credit Hours from a graduate program of a regionally accredited university (Counts as Elective)

36 Total Credit Hours

Core Courses

  • MGT 503 Organizational Leadership Theories; AND
  • FIN 534 Financial and Economic Analysis; AND
  • MKT 551 Competitive Marketing Strategies; AND
  • MIS 527 Technology and Operations Management: Creating Value; OR
  • BUA 500 Principles of Business Analytics (Required for Business Analytics, and Financial Analysis and Risk Management Concentrations, instead of MIS 527)

CONCENTRATIONS

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

  • Business Analytics – STEM*
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/ Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) – this concentration will be offered in Fall 2020.
  • Financial Analysis and Risk Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Management Information Systems – this concentration will be offered in Fall 2020.
  • Project Management

* Beginning the FALL 2019, the Business Analytics concentration will be offered with a STEM designation

Inbound and Outbound Exams

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

Learn more about the MBA Peregrine inbound/outbound exams here.

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 one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • 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.
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): score of 50 or better.
  • 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.

Quick Links

MBA Curriculum with Course Descriptions
MBA Concentrations and Skills Mapping
MBA Emphasis Learning Outcomes and Competencies Mapping
MBA Peregrine Inbound and Outbound Exams

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.

What You Will Learn

Through your study in the MBA program, you will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge knowledge and skills that blend technological focus and traditional management practice. Examples of skills you will learn through your program are as follows:

  • Leadership and Management in a variety of industries, and organizational settings,
  • Technical and computer skills as applied to data-driven decision making,
  • Practical reasoning skills to efficiently study, create, apply, and assess the collected information,
  • Analytical/Quantitative, Innovative and Critical thinking Skills,
  • Collaboration and Interpersonal Communication,
  • Innovative and Entrepreneurial Skills for a Rapidly Changing Environment 
  • Industry specific knowledge.

You can also customize your learning through an MBA without any concentrations, and earn industry relevant certificates and certifications.

Program Learning Outcomes

All PLOs are mapped to the relevant ILOs and contained within parentheses. Upon completion of this program, graduates will:

PLO 1: Evaluate information to find solutions for business challenges using the cognitive processes of observation, reflection, analysis, conclusion and practice. [Mapped to ILO 1, 2] 

PLO 2: Illustrate effective communication in written and oral formats. [Mapped to ILO 3] 

PLO 3: Assemble teams for business projects using effective group dynamics.  [Mapped to ILO 4] 

PLO 4: Evaluate and synthesize business practice by applying technical and research skills to analyze complex data, understand theories, and create hypotheses. [Mapped to ILO 5, 6] 

PLO 5: Outline and demonstrate sound ethical and socially responsible behavior. [Mapped to ILO 7]

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