MBA Concentration in Information Technology Management
Information Technology Management trains you to leverage information and communication technologies to support and improve business operations. Students with these skills will become pivotal links between the functional and technical areas of a business as they play a vital role in the technological direction of their organizations.
The ITM concentration is not a computer science program, but a business program to prepare professionals for using IT to improve business performance. The program is specifically designed to allow students to work across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including, IT consulting, information security, marketing, manufacturing, and human resources management. The Albany ITM core has strong technical content but is always grounded in a business perspective.
ITM Field Project
The flagship course of the ITM specialization is a year-long field project, which is the equivalent of a master's thesis. Students apply ITM concepts and principles taught in the classroom to real-world problems. The projects provide hands-on experience in the context of normal business deadlines, expectations and quality standards.
Field projects have been established with:
- General Foods
- Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
- United States Department of Transportation
- New York State agencies and Capital Region companies
Placement of our graduates is a high priority at Albany. The ITM faculty is dedicated to working with students to help them find jobs -- increasing the likelihood that graduates will receive offers from major consulting firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC. We have had great placement of our students throughout our existence and can boast of one hundred percent placement over the last three years.
Our track record in focused education and career-building is based on more than 36 years of solid experience. Employers of ITM graduates regularly report that Albany students "hit the ground running" and are quickly able to add value to the organization. Here’s what some employers have said:
"We've been pleased with the quality of work and maturity of Albany's ITM graduates. As a result of their field project experience, Albany's graduates are able to come up to speed on consulting projects more quickly and are effective earlier than graduates of other schools." Ross C. Kory, Vice President, American Management Systems Inc.
"The quality of the University at Albany ITM program parallels the real-world Ernst & Young Consulting environment. Albany's ITM program encompasses in-depth techniques and business education relevant to all phases of the systems development life cycle." Chip Saltsman, Director of Campus Recruiting, Ernst & Young