MBA Concentration in Information Technology Management

If you are a recent graduate or are retooling for a significant career change, the MBA concentration in information technology may be what you need to launch your career. The UAlbany MBA places you squarely at the intersection of business and technology to help you transform the way business works.

The MBA ITM specialization provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how technology affects customers, employees and the bottom line.  Small class size, fewer than 40 join the MBA program each fall, provides lots of personal attention.

You don’t need a background in business or information technology.  Work experience is not required. You may not need to take the Graduate Management Admission Test required by many business schools. GMAT waivers are available for students who graduated from AACSB accredited schools with a 3.6 GPA.

Program Features

Technical skills are only one of several abilities needed for your successful career in ITM.

The Albany MBA gives you:

  • Business knowledge combined with technology skills.
  • Real world experience and consulting skills as you work in teams to solve business problems for client organizations through a yearlong field project, the nationally recognized Going Green Globally and optional internships.
  • What you need to launch your career in the high-growth, high-paying information technology industry.
“It’s all about teamwork. I worked on a field project with five other students and a professor, fitting my piece of the project into the whole to best benefit the company.”

- Akiem Rose ’13, IT Risk and Assurance Advisory, Ernst & Young
Akiem Rose

Opportunities

“Career opportunities in IT are expected to grow faster than all other occupations through the year 2018.”
- 2009-10 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

You begin your career as a business or systems analyst or an IT consultant and then progress towards positions with management responsibility such as project and systems managers and eventually chief information officers (CIO).

Recent Employers

  • Accenture
  • Albany Medical Center
  • CGI
  • Citrix Consulting
  • CA Technologies
  • Curam Software
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Electric
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Price Chopper
  • PWC
  • Sabic
  • State of New York
  • Towers Watson

Curriculum

You will examine the strong technical component through a business perspective. The ITM curriculum combines a generalist MBA education with specialist ITM skills.

By melding core business courses with rigorous grounding in concepts and principles of managing IT, and combining this knowledge with hands-on experience gained through intensive field project courses with "real world" clients, you are well prepared to begin your career.

"University at Albany School of Business students are already operating at the level of intensity expected by a Big Four firm. In school, they complete a tremendous volume of work and perform in a collaborative team environment. They develop foundational consulting skills trough their field project experiences and graduate with real world knowledge. 40 to 50% of our specialty practice are graduates of UAlbany. Over the past 14 years, Albany has been a source of new talent for PricewaterhouseCoopers. We've had great success and look forward to continuing the tradition."
- Shawn McGrath '96 '98, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers