Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Technology Project Management Online

Prepare to lead in tech and business when you combine enhanced informational technology expertise with strong business management abilities.

Apply by: 1/3/23
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Find out what an online MBA in IT Project Management can do for you

Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Earn a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Technology Project Management online to apply theoretical and practical aspects of informational technology management. This convenient online program provides you with the advanced information technology credentials companies seek, making you a valuable hire for any organization.

In this AACSB-accredited program, you will learn how to optimize information systems with tools like the Systems Development Life Cycle and various diagramming techniques. Plus, develop your business acumen in crucial areas such as leadership, finance, accounting and marketing in courses taught by the same highly qualified faculty that teach on campus.

Graduates of the Online MBA IT Project Management will:

  • Initiate, plan, execute, manage, report and continuously improve informational technology projects with a focus on timing, scope, cost, quality control and risk management
  • Apply the System Development Life Cycle as well as various diagramming techniques and decision-analysis concepts to analyze, design and implement information systems
  • Demonstrate understanding about the functionalities and the roles of Computer-Aided Systems Development (CASE tools) in the process of software development
  • Initiate, plan, execute, manage, report and continuously improve informational technology projects with a focus on timing, scope, cost, quality control and risk management
  • Apply the System Development Life Cycle as well as various diagramming techniques and decision-analysis concepts to analyze, design and implement information systems
  • Demonstrate understanding about the functionalities and the roles of Computer-Aided Systems Development (CASE tools) in the process of software development

Career Opportunities:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Analytics Expert
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Analytics Expert
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Officer

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accredited Logo

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Discover why our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition sets us apart

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,517 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506
*Total cost is estimated at $1,517 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506

Calendar

Remember these key dates and deadlines

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23

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Admissions

How to apply for the online MBA in information technology

We’ve streamlined our admission process to save you time and effort. Just follow these simple steps to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No GMAT required with 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts

Applicants to the UIS Online MBA must meet at least one of the following combinations for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 GPA or higher. No GMAT required for 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Bachelor's degree with a non-business major from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher and completion of gateway prerequisite courses BUS 501: Business Perspectives, ACC 311: Administrative Uses of Accounting and ECO 315: Economics for Administration or their equivalents. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA with a minimum of three years of supervisory and middle-professional experience documented with three letters of reference.

Note: Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Courses

Review the curriculum for the master’s degree in information technology online

For the online MBA program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and variables include those used in financial analysis, planning, and control. Topics include financial forecasting, capital budgeting, leverage, valuation, cost of capital market and related legal/ethical issues.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of planning and internal management decision making and the use of accounting systems for control.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the conceptual foundations and practices of contemporary marketing as well as the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing function. Topics include situation analysis; marketing objectives; target market selection; and product, promotion, pricing, and physical distribution decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization, and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cultivate familiarity with a broad range of managerial as well as technical issues, technologies, and terminologies such as information systems high-level architecture and life cycle, information flow within organization, managerial decision making tools, data quality control and assurance, ethical and legal aspects of IS, and successful implementation of IS projects.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of impacts of individuals, groups, and structural attributes on behavior within organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the formulation of organizational missions and the implementation of policies and strategies to assure their achievement. This course focuses on the oversight of entire operations in light of stakeholder expectations and legal and ethical considerations. Capstone Course

Course Objectives

  • Develop and practice the ability to think strategically and define business strategy
  • Evaluate the effects of political, cultural, legal, market and socioeconomic forces and analyze industry environment
  • Conduct an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Identify ways to create competitive advantage and superior firm performance
  • Develop business-level and corporate-level strategies
  • Analyze complex business problems, evaluate possible solutions, apply various frameworks
Any 500-level course within the College (ACC/BUS/FIN/MGT/MIS) is an acceptable elective except for ACC 505, BUS 501 and MIS 513.  Please make sure you meet the course prerequisite requirement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The overall goal of this course is to introduce students to a wide range of theoretical as well as practical techniques and methodologies in the area of information systems analysis and design. The course will train the students to assume roles such as systems analyst and technical project management in their career. The three most important topics addressed in the course are Analysis, Design, and Implementation of information systems where Systems Development Life Cycle, various diagramming techniques, and decision analysis concepts are discussed and practiced. Course Information: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligible. Prerequisite: MIS 513 (may be taken concurrently).

Course Objectives

  • Describe the history and paradigms of system development methodology
  • Demonstrate the difference between agile methodologies and plan-driven methodologies
  • Use UML diagrams to model business processes, domain objects and system design
  • Identify and prioritize requirements for system development
  • Integrate system development framework and theories through literature review

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Describe traditional, contemporary, as well as object-oriented system development methodologies
  • Identify system problems and potential solutions from modeling, data collection and organization, as well as documentation efforts
  • Demonstrate understanding about the functionalities and the roles of Developing tools, and Computer-Aided Systems Development (CASE tools) in the process of software development
  • Demonstrate understanding of various data collection and fact gathering methods; conduct feasibility analysis and build a process model
  • Use Microsoft Visio or Lucid Chart to complete various graphical models
  • Demonstrate the understanding of advantages and disadvantages among various systems development methodologies, especially agile methodologies
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project. Project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management. Software size and cost estimation. Assigning work to programmer and other teams, monitoring progress and version control, managing the organizational change process. Identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation. The change management role of the IS specialist. The use of sourcing and external procurement; contracts and managing partner relationships. Students will be exposed to knowledge base needed for Project Management certification. Prerequisite: BUS 322.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students can:

  • Describe the knowledge required to manage information technology projects
  • Apply portfolio of project management concepts and tools available for managing information technology projects
  • Integrate real-world dynamics with project management knowledge and develop research skills for information technology project management

Learning Outcomes

  • Define projects, project management, and the role of the project manager
  • Identify the project management process groups and understand project integration management
  • Develop the ability to conduct project scope management, conduct project schedule management, and implement project cost management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of project communications management
  • Use MS Project to manage projects
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the gateway course to the MBA curriculum that introduces the core concepts in functional areas of management, marketing, finance and operations with an emphasis on application to business situations. Concepts are integrated through case analyses to pursue in-depth study of functional area topics throughout the graduate business curriculum. Other topics include ethical issues and the roles of globalization, diversity, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation in business. *Only needed if you have a non-business UG degree.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Discusses relevant elements of statistics, microeconomics, and accounting as they apply to administrative justification of decisions. Topics include data description, probability, sampling, supply and demand, and fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting such as financial statements and profitability analysis.
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