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MBA-IT Specialization
36
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12
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Class Type
Next Start Date
Jul 1, 2024
Placement Tests
GMAT/GRE not required for admission

Advance your career in tech or business with an MBA in IT

Whether you鈥檙e a techie looking to build your managerial expertise or an entrepreneur searching for practical understanding of technology's role in strategy and growth, opportunities abound for high performers who excel in both business and technology. Franklin鈥檚 MBA with a Specialization in Information Technology combines essential business management principles with fundamentals in database management, information security and project management. The applied nature of the Franklin鈥檚 accredited program prepares you to make broad managerial decisions, as well as those related to technology and data operations.

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1 Year Online MBA

Finish your MBA in IT faster.

Real-World Experts

Learn best practices from in-field professionals.

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Our program follows best-practice standards for business education.

No GRE/GMAT Required

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MBA-IT Program Overview

Bolster your business savvy with an accredited MBA

Through seven 6-week courses in Franklin鈥檚 MBA program, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), you鈥檒l learn to apply business theory to real-world scenarios. These required classes provide knowledge that鈥檚 essential for success as a leader or manager, including how to communicate with various stakeholders and improve your presentation skills. 

Through course assignments that emphasize real-world decision making, you鈥檒l survey fundamental economic concepts, including supply and demand, as well as elasticity. You鈥檒l gain a working knowledge of marketing theory and grasp effective marketing practices. You鈥檒l develop a clear understanding of the financial and managerial accounting concepts that are routinely used in the management of daily operations. You鈥檒l be able to describe major drivers of organizational effectiveness and acquire strategies to work with HR to attract, develop and retain employees. Lastly, you鈥檒l merge your learnings in all disciplines to formulate a comprehensive strategy to create competitive advantage. 

Three additional 12-week courses in project management, information assurance and database management comprise the IT specialization that complements the core MBA curriculum. 

Apply database knowledge to solve business problems 

Learn data fundamentals via hands-on assignments that include designing a relational database system for a business scenario, optimizing database designs through normalization processes, and conducting data analysis using UML, SQL and MySQL for descriptive and diagnostic purposes. 

Additionally, you will explore data warehousing techniques through exercises that require you to analyze and demonstrate your understanding of how to integrate and transform data from diverse sources into a centralized repository. 

Gain a strategic understanding of project management 

Learn the science of project management by studying topics related to IT management including: strategic planning, assessment, organizing technology resources, prioritizing and selecting information technology, staffing and personnel management.

You鈥檒l be able to define project management, understand its importance, describe the purpose behind it and apply the concepts of project management to projects.

Use real-world scenarios to master information security fundamentals

Become well versed in information assurance concepts including risks and vulnerabilities, threat modeling, policy formation, controls and protection methods, encryption and authentication technologies, network security, cryptography, personnel and physical security issues, as well as ethical and legal issues.

You鈥檒l develop new skills by performing a comprehensive information security risk analysis based on a real-world case. You will configure a firewall, crack wireless passwords, perform SQL injection attacks against a vulnerable web application, create a hardening procedure for the Linux operating system and create a data backup using Windows Server Backup software.

Learn from in-field experts in instructor-led online sessions

If you鈥檙e looking for the flexibility of online learning alongside personalized attention from faculty, you鈥檒l find it at Franklin. Online synchronous meetings provide the opportunity to ask questions, dig into assignments, work through problems, and discuss course topics with the instructor as a class. While the interactive sessions are regularly scheduled in advance, they are optional and are recorded for students to access at a later time if they choose to. In addition to accessible faculty, who are in-field practitioners, some courses include industry experts as guest speakers. 

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MBA - IT Courses & Curriculum

36 Semester Hours
Major Area Required
MGMT 707 - MBA Foundations (4)

More than ever before, the ability to understand and be understood is critical for success in the corporate world. Communication is no longer limited by the narrow definitions of the past. Achieving a business leadership position today means not only being adept at both oral and written communication, but also understanding communication from a strategic point-of-view and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes. In this course, you will develop and refine these capabilities. What you gain from this course will be of value throughout your MBA program, as well as in the workplace.

ECON 723 - Managerial Economics (4)

This course surveys the fundamental concepts and methods of economic analysis for managers. Real-world decision making is emphasized. Application of key economic concepts such as market demand, market supply, market equilibrium, marginal analysis, production, costs, revenue, profit, and market structure constitute the core material of the course.

MKTG 721 - Marketing Management (4)

In today's business world, success can often be attributed more to the genius of a company's marketing efforts than to the genius of its products or services. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for anyone who wishes to achieve a position of leadership. You will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. You will come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as you explore research-based insights into consumer behavior. As your final course assignment, you will prepare and present a marketing plan of your own.

ACCT 729 - Financial & Managerial Accounting (4)

Effective leadership in today's complex and highly regulated business environment demands more than a working knowledge of basic accounting practices. Managers must fully grasp sophisticated financial and managerial accounting concepts and be able to apply them with ease in handling day-to-day responsibilities. Managers must also be well versed in the intricacies of corporate governance and asset protection. In this course, students will develop a clear understanding of these critical functions and issues. Students will study the foundational aspects of financial accounting, including professional structure, the interrelationships of financial statements, and multiple forms of financial analysis. Additionally, the functional aspects of managerial accounting will be covered, including planning, decision making, and performance evaluation.

HRM 713 - Human Resource Management (4)

Organizations are composed of groups of people who work together to achieve defined outcomes. Experience has proven time and again that the key factor which differentiates successful companies from those who struggle to survive is people who make up the employee base. While the human resources function is given the specific task of planning for and resolving many employee-related issues and needs, individual managers have direct responsibility and accountability for motivating and leading employees to achieve sustained organizational success. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with human resources to enhance the contributions of all employees to organizational effectiveness. Students will learn about the elements which drive business success, theories of motivation, and methods for creating a plan for maximizing the human capital of an organization.

MGMT 741 - Strategic Management (4)

One of the keys to success for today's organizations is their ability to develop, implement, and accurately evaluate effective business strategies. In this course, you will integrate the knowledge you have gained from your prior MBA courses to develop and sharpen your skills for formulating, deploying, and assessing an organization's strategy for achieving competitive advantage in the marketplace. This course will enable you to merge your knowledge of all of these individual disciplines into a comprehensive and meaningful whole.

MBA or MBA with Specialization

MBA:

MGMT 711 - Business Environment (4)

This course systematically explores the external environment in which businesses operate - legal and regulatory, macroeconomic, cultural, political, technological, and natural. Additionally, the course will examine the critical opportunities and threats that arise from an analysis of external business conditions. Students will apply scenario planning to a selected industry and synthesize trends in the external environment in the presence of risk and uncertainty.

OSCM 731 - Operations Management (4)

In today's business environment, the success of organizations depends on the effective and efficient management of operations. Methods to select, plan, and improve organizational processes will be examined. The application of optimal capacity decisions in supply chains, development production, and inventory plans and schedules will be performed. The student will learn quality management and improvement process to increase the efficiency of a process.

FINA 737 - Corporate Finance (4)

Financial decisions made at the higher levels of a business organization can have far-reaching effects. Intended to achieve firm operating goals and create shareholder value, they must be made judiciously, with a thorough understanding of all the factors involved. In this course, you will learn to apply the analytical techniques required for developing effective and workable financial solutions at the executive level. You will gain an overall understanding of the workings of the U.S. financial system. In addition, you will study the concepts of financial risk, return, and the valuation of bonds, common and preferred stock, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and the evaluation of investment opportunities.

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Organizational Leadership Specialization:

MGMT 780 - Organizational Leadership Theories (4)

This course provides an overview of the historical and current leadership concepts, theories and constructs. Application and assessment of the individual leadership style will enable the student to develop their leadership voice. This course will provide a construct that will enable the student to identify transferrable skills that align with the organization that they are serving in. This course will challenge students to assess their own leadership strengths and weaknesses and produce an in-depth plan of action to develop and refine leadership competencies. Students will conduct substantive scholarly research to address and capture relevant and cutting-edge leadership theoretical work for application in course assignments.

MGMT 785 - Change Management for Organizational Leaders (4)

This course focuses on research and evaluation of the key theoretical concepts and practices central to the leading of organizational change initiatives. Students will evaluate real-world situations in a manner that supports the ability to initiate, implement and sustain major change. The management of change is a dynamic process. This course focuses on understanding how to plan and implement change in various organizations and other settings.

PSYC 603 - Managerial Psychology (4)

This course will explore the psychological influences on the development and behavior of managers and organizational leaders. Topics include: follower influences, nature vs. nurture in the development of leaders, relationship of personality to leadership style, behavioral decision- making biases, tactical, operational, and strategic decision-making , group think, and scenario planning.

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Finance Specialization:

FINA 737 - Corporate Finance (4)

Financial decisions made at the higher levels of a business organization can have far-reaching effects. Intended to achieve firm operating goals and create shareholder value, they must be made judiciously, with a thorough understanding of all the factors involved. In this course, you will learn to apply the analytical techniques required for developing effective and workable financial solutions at the executive level. You will gain an overall understanding of the workings of the U.S. financial system. In addition, you will study the concepts of financial risk, return, and the valuation of bonds, common and preferred stock, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and the evaluation of investment opportunities.

FINA 750 - Advanced Investment (4)

This course provides students with advanced knowledge of the capital markets, financial institutions, financial products, and analytical tools and skills needed for investments portfolio management. The objective is to provide students with a solid foundation of advanced concepts, tools, and techniques for making informed decisions in the highly dynamic investment environment. Students will utilize computer software, simulations, and internet tools to understand the viewpoint of professional investors more fully. The course will adopt an application-oriented approach so that students will be able to explain their financial decision under conditions of uncertainty. The course will provide students with a framework that will be useful in business settings where such analyses are routinely made.

FINA 773 - Global Finance (4)

No longer are only mammoth corporations concerned with the complexities and nuances of multinational financial operations. Today the leaders of companies of even moderate size often must have at least a fundamental knowledge of the global financial environment. In this course, you will be introduced to the workings of international finance as it relates to business operations. You will gain an understanding of such international macroeconomic topics as the balance of payments and models of exchange rate determination, while at the same time focusing on institutional issues such as the choice of exchange rate regime and growth of offshore currency markets. You will examine business and investor decisions involving exchange rate risk management, cross-border investment strategies, and participation in international money and capital markets.

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Business Analytics Specialization:

MATH 601 - Introduction to Analytics (4)

This course provides an introductory overview of methods, concepts, and current practices in the growing field of statistics and data analytics. Topics to be covered include data collection, data analysis and visualization as well as probability, statistical inference and regression methods for informed decision-making. Students will explore these topics with current statistical software. Some emphasis will also be given to ethical principles of data analytics.

DATA 605 - Data Visualization & Reporting (4)

This course focuses on collecting, preparing, and analyzing data to create visualizations, dashboards, and stories that can be used to communicate critical business insights. Students will learn how to structure and streamline data analysis projects and highlight their implications efficiently using the most popular visualization tools used by businesses today.

DATA 630 - Applied Database Management (4)

This course teaches data management from an applied perspective. The topics include fundamentals of database management systems, structured query language (SQL) for data analytics, relational database design, and data warehousing.

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Operational Excellence Specialization:

GRAD 770 - Lean Six Sigma (4)

The purpose of this course is to train individuals in Lean Six Sigma skills and strategies to improve processes and provide safe, effective care environments. The learner will demonstrate the practical application of tools utilized with Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned during this course concurrently with a case study designed specifically to use Six Sigma methodologies. Students will develop a Lean Six Sigma project plan that can serve as the foundation for completing a major project for Lean Six Sigma certification following the completion of the course. Interested students would need to apply for Lean Six Sigma certification and complete the major project with 麻豆传媒色情片's Center for Professional Training & Development.

OSCM 731 - Operations Management (4)

In today's business environment, the success of organizations depends on the effective and efficient management of operations. Methods to select, plan, and improve organizational processes will be examined. The application of optimal capacity decisions in supply chains, development production, and inventory plans and schedules will be performed. The student will learn quality management and improvement process to increase the efficiency of a process.

OSCM 780 - Introduction to Operations Excellence (4)

Operational excellence can provide an important competitive advantage for firms in today?s marketplace. This course presents the concepts in quality. It builds upon the responses of six sigma and lean principles. This course also blends qualitative and quantitative information so that organizations can capitalize on opportunities and data driven management.

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Business Psychology Specialization:

PSYC 601 - Introduction to Business Psychology (4)

A brief history and overview of the fields of business and psychology as well as a discussion of the issues and opportunities related to their integration. Topics include brain organization and dominance, neuroethics, neurolinguistic programming, multiminds, mindmapping and the application of positive psychology to work settings. Includes the application of recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience to resolve contemporary issues in the workplace.

PSYC 602 - Individual & Organizational Intelligence (4)

This course focuses on the application of systems theory, social psychology concepts, organizational lifecycles, and biological principles to the understanding of business operations. Includes a review of basic business principles, multiple intelligences, organizational intelligence, organizational culture, emotional intelligence, biomimicry and organizational DNA.

PSYC 607 - Psychology of Creativity, Innovation And Change (4)

This course provides a study of the relationship between creativity, innovation and change from a psychological perspective. Areas of interest include: social-technical change waves, change facilitation, unintended consequences, Appreciative Inquiry, creativity enhancement, and diffusion of innovation.

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Marketing Specialization:

MCM 711 - Digital Marketing Strategies (4)

The integration of existing and emerging technology with marketing and communication strategies has become a major marketing and societal force. Topics explored in this course will range from social media strategies to the metrics used to analyze the impact of integrated digital marketing campaigns.

MCM 713 - Marketing Communication Essentials (4)

The ability to develop communication strategies has never been more important for business leaders than in today's complex digital marketing environment. In this course, you will develop a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of effective marketing communication planning and implementation.

MCM 733 - Marketing Communication Planning (4)

In this course, students will demonstrate their marketing competencies by developing marketing strategies and tactics for a live client, including market analysis, target marketing, branding, and message development.

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Human Resources Specialization:

HRM 702 - Employee Rights, Responsibilities, Discp (4)

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce the principle theories and practices in the area of employment and workplace law. Topics include the federal and state laws associated with hiring, firing and discipline, medical leave (including FMLA, ADA and worker's compensation), discrimination, harassment, immigration, labor law, unemployment compensation, workplace privacy. Additional topics may include workplace investigations, workplace violence and employment-related legal processes, including EEOC Charges and lawsuits.

HRM 706 - Organizational Development/Intervention (4)

This course addresses the need for planned change focused on an organization's ability to compete strategically. The framework of consultation as helping organizations reach a level of optimum performance will be applied. Topics addressed include individual, team, and organization-wide interventions that can raise productivity/quality, improve competitiveness, increase skills, morale, and commitment.

HRM 708 - Strategic Human Resource Planning (4)

The course will introduce students to the field of strategic human resource management (SHRM). Current topics in SHRM that have resulted from environmental and organizational challenges, e.g., technology, globalization, legislation, restructuring, work/life balance, changing labor markets, are discussed Emphasis will be placed on problem solving issues, policies, and practices affecting HR specialists, practitioners, and managers.

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Information Technology Specialization:

ITEC 640 - Project Management (4)

This course examines various issues related to the management of information systems. Topics include: strategic planning, organizing the technology resources, means of prioritizing and selecting information technology, staffing, personnel management, and assessment.

DATA 630 - Applied Database Management (4)

This course teaches data management from an applied perspective. The topics include fundamentals of database management systems, structured query language (SQL) for data analytics, relational database design, and data warehousing.

CYSC 610 - Information Assurance (4)

This course covers the fundamentals of security in the enterprise environment. Included are coverage of risks and vulnerabilities, threat modeling, policy formation, controls and protection methods, encryption and authentication technologies, network security, cryptography, personnel and physical security issues, as well as ethical and legal issues. This foundational course serves as an introduction to many of the subsequent topics discussed in depth in later security courses. Note, this course has proctored exam(s). This exam requires additional technology, if student uses online proctoring.

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MBA - IT Program Details

Career Opportunities

Software Development Manager

Software development managers provide expertise throughout the development process to impact UX design and customer experience, as well as the marketing and pricing strategy.

IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Infrastructure project managers are responsible for aligning infrastructure with organizational objectives, managing budgets and coordinating cross-departmental tasks and timelines.

Help Desk Manager

Help desk managers provide leadership and training for tech support teams, refine problem resolution processes, and develop performance reports for management.

MBA - IT Employment Outlook

14%

From 2022-2032 jobs related to Information Technology are expected to increase by 14%.

All Occupations

2022
9,584,415 jobs
2032
10,973,968 jobs
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General and Operations Managers

2022
3,686,157 jobs
2032
4,154,920 jobs

Management Analysts

2022
1,540,053 jobs
2032
1,765,161 jobs

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

2022
1,333,007 jobs
2032
1,519,598 jobs

Project Management Specialists

2022
975,504 jobs
2032
1,125,776 jobs

Computer User Support Specialists

2022
798,553 jobs
2032
910,222 jobs

Computer and Information Systems Managers

2022
582,683 jobs
2032
705,921 jobs


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MBA - IT Knowledge and Skillsets

Gain in-demand skills sought by employers with curriculum that teaches you:

MBA with a Specialization in IT or M.S. in Information Technology

If you鈥檙e interested in advancing your career, Franklin has several great options. The best fit for you depends on your interests and goals. Compare programs and select your perfect match.

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M.S. in Information Technology - IT Management Focus

Focus:
Strengthen business acumen while gaining a practical understanding of data, information and IT project management.

Skills:
Build business decision-making skills including those related to tech enhancement or operation.

Careers:
Use your MBA-IT in leadership roles to improve tech effectiveness and efficiency.

How many courses are in the program? 
Nine (Six 6-week courses and three 12-week courses)

How quickly can I complete the program?
12 months

Focus:
Deepen IT management and strategy expertise while building familiarity with managerial-level finance and accounting.

Skills:
Expand IT knowledge, analyze the business environment and apply aspects of managerial accounting.

Careers:
Use your M.S. in IT to manage and lead the IT development process.

How many courses are in the program?
Nine (Six 12-week courses and three 6-week courses)

How quickly can I complete the program?
16 months

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