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Bachelor of Science Business Administration

Online IT Management Degree

OVERVIEW

Earn an Information Technology Management Degree Online and Become an IT Expert


 

Technology is the backbone of almost every business, no matter what industry. Small or large, public or private, nonprofit or for-profit, every business and industry needs technology to help it thrive. Earning an online technology management degree will prepare you to meet the needs of businesses, helping them to overcome software delays and system failures and dramatically impacting their bottom line. This online information technology management degree from WGU can increase your earning potential, improve your opportunities for advancement, and prepare you for a role as the technology linchpin for any organization.

WGU’s online business information technology management degree program includes coursework in key areas like management and leadership, business, networks and security, and information systems management. These information and technology skills will be vital in helping you mesh important business and IT strategies to help organizations thoughtfully utilize technology. You'll stand out from the competition with knowledge in business and IT areas that will make you a valuable asset to any team. This information technology management bachelor’s degree program will prepare you for career success in information technology management roles that are vital in every industry.   

70% of graduates finish within 

42 Months*

Use your experience to your advantage. WGU lets you move more quickly through material you already know and advance as soon as you're ready. The result: You may finish faster.

*WGU Internal Data

Tuition per six-month term is

$3,755

Tuition charged per term—rather than per credit—helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. Finish faster, pay less!

Average salary increase

$15,729*

B.S. business IT management graduates report an average salary increase of $15,729 after completing their WGU degree.

*WGU Internal Data

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COURSES

IT Management Courses

Program consists of 40 courses

At WGU, we design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to help you show that you know your stuff.

The online IT management degree program is composed of a number of industry-relevant courses. Some may be waived through transfer from your previous college experience. Courses are generally completed one at a time instead of simultaneously, and you’ll work with your Program Mentor to build a personalized Degree Plan that keeps you on track.

WGU courses are competency-based which means that once you demonstrate mastery in a specific area, you can move on. This allows you to use your existing knowledge to move through your degree program more quickly. 

The Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Information Technology Management program is an all-online degree program. You’ll complete program requirements independently, with instruction and support from WGU faculty. You’ll be expected to complete at least 12 competency units for each 6-month term. Each course is typically three or four units. There’s no limit on the number of units you can complete each term, so the more courses you complete, the quicker you can finish your program.

Business Management
Business Core
IT Fundamentals
Business of IT
General Education
Network and Security
Human Resources
Data Management
Capstone and Portfolio

40 Courses

Program consists of 40 courses

At WGU, we design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to help you show that you know your stuff.

Capstone Project

Special requirements for this program

At the end of your program, you will complete a capstone project that represents the culmination of all your hard work—a project that allows you to take what you’ve learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. 

Skills For Your Résumé

As part of this program, you will develop a range of valuable skills that employers are looking for. 

  • Team Leadership:  Successfully managed work and collaboration in culturally and geographically diverse teams, fostering a cohesive and high-performing environment. 
  • Operations Management:  Demonstrated proficiency in acquiring goods and services from external sources. 
  • Communications:  Skillfully articulated complex ideas, opinions, and information, highlighting connections and relationships, resulting in effective communication and a deeper understanding among team members.
  • Agile Project Management:  Developed comprehensive project plans based on the agile project management strategies model, ensuring efficient project execution, timely deliverables, and successful outcomes. 
  • Analytical Techniques:  Demonstrated a strong ability to analyze relevant information, enabling the making of sound and pragmatic decisions that positively impacted organizational goals and performance. 
  • Information Technology:  Effectively communicated the fundamentals of networking and database concepts, linking them to data storage and interaction, promoting effective data management practices.

“I had an fantastic student mentor who was amazing! Alan was compassionate when my dad passed away and was understanding when I fell behind in my studies. I recommend WGU every opportunity I get.”

—Kayla O'Connor
B.S. Business, IT Management

WGU vs. Traditional Universities
Compare the Difference

Traditional Universities

 

TUITION STRUCTURE

Per credit hour

Flat rate per 6-month term

SUPPORT

Schedule and wait days or even weeks to meet with one of many counselors

Simply email or call to connect with your designated Program Mentor who supports you from day one

EXAMS

Scheduled time

Whenever you feel ready

SCHEDULE

Professor led lectures at a certain time and place

Courses available anytime, from anywhere

TIME TO FINISH

Approximately 4 years, minimal acceleration options

As quickly as you can master the material, typically less than 3 years

TRANSFER CREDITS

Few accepted, based on certain schools and specific courses

A generous transfer policy that is based on your specific situation

Traditional Universities

 

TUITION STRUCTURE

Per credit hour

TUITION STRUCTURE

Flat rate per 6-month term

SUPPORT

Schedule and wait days or even weeks to meet with one of many counselors

SUPPORT

Simply email or call to connect with your designated Program Mentor who supports you from day one

EXAMS

Scheduled time

EXAMS

Whenever you feel ready

SCHEDULE

Professor led lectures at a certain time and place

SCHEDULE

Courses available anytime, from anywhere

TIME TO FINISH

Approximately 4 years, minimal acceleration options

TIME TO FINISH

As quickly as you can master the material, typically less than 3 years

TRANSFER CREDITS

Few accepted, based on certain schools and specific courses

TRANSFER CREDITS

A generous transfer policy that is based on your specific situation

Why WGU?

Earning Potential

A business management bachelor's degree can dramatically impact your earning potential. After graduation, WGU IT management students report earning $15,729* more per year.

*WGU Internal Data

On Your Schedule

Competency-based education means you can move as quickly through your degree as you can master the material. You don't have to log in to classes at a certain time—you are truly in the driver's seat of your education

Entirely Online

The business IT management bachelor's degree at WGU is 100% online, which means it works wherever you are. You can do your coursework at night after working at your full-time job, on weekends, while you're traveling the world or on vacation—it's entirely up to you.

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized™

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized.

COST & TIME

An Affordable IT Management Degree Online

By charging per term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. The faster you complete your program, the less you pay for your degree.

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An IT Management Degree Within Reach

There is help available to make paying for school possible for you:

The average student loan debt of WGU graduates in 2022 (among those who borrowed) was less than half* the national average.

Most WGU students qualify for financial aid, and WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

Many scholarship opportunities are available. Find out what you might be eligible for.

*WGU undergraduate students have approximately half the debt at graduation compared to the national average, according to the Institute for College Access and Success (2022).

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

A Different Way to Learn: Degree Programs Designed to Fit Your Life—and All the Demands on Your Time

Professional responsibilities. Family obligations. Personal commitments. At WGU, we understand schedules are tight and often unpredictable for adult students. That’s why we offer a flexible, personalized approach to how education should be. No rigid class schedules. Just a solid, career-focused teaching program that meshes with your current lifestyle. You'll be challenged. You'll work hard. But if you commit yourself and put in the hours needed, WGU makes it possible for you to earn a highly respected degree as a busy working adult.

"The WGU model allowed me to thrive. I needed a competency-based program that let me use my experience. I needed flexibility to allow me to be a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a Girl Scout leader. I needed affordability because I had a family and could not add another bill.”

—Lisa Turnbull
B.S. Business – IT Management

CAREER OUTLOOK

Set Goals And Get Results— Tech Leadership Careers Start with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business IT Management

Companies in every industry need skilled, tech-savvy problem-solvers to keep things running smoothly. IT managers understand the critical role technology plays in business success, and are adept at managing IT needs to support essential business functions. WGU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – IT Management is designed to help you become a valuable member of an information technology management team.

Be prepared for a future in technology management. Whether you currently work in IT or are wanting to move into it, an information technology management degree can be crucial in helping you obtain the proper business and tech skills you need. Move into an exciting, lucrative, and impactful career with the right credentials. 

Return on Your Investment

On average, WGU graduates see an increase in income post-graduation

Average income increase from all degrees in annual salary vs. pre-enrollment salary. Source: 2022 Harris Poll Survey of 1,542 WGU graduates.

Survey was sent to a representative sample of WGU graduates from all colleges. Respondents received at least one WGU degree since 2017.

16%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects strong, consistent demand for information systems managers through 2031 with a 16% growth rate that outpaces the average for other occupations.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

WGU IT Management Grads Are Thriving in Highly Rewarding Careers

Our 1,500-plus Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – IT Management alumni have great jobs and satisfying careers.

Job Titles

  • Computer systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • Information systems manager
  • IT security manager
  • Computer systems engineer

Diverse Industries

  • Technology companies
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government
  • Military

Major Employers

  • Cisco
  • Utah State University
  • U.S. Bank
  • AT&T
  • Delta Air Lines

WGU Grads Hold Positions With Top Employers

ADMISSIONS & TRANSFERS

Admissions Requirements - IT Management

Applicants to undergraduate School of Business programs must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent AND demonstrate program readiness through one of the following options below:

  • Option 1: Submit transcripts documenting completion of college-level coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Option 2: Possess a bachelors or associates degree (A.A or A.S. acceptable) from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Option 3: Submit high school transcripts for review with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

NOTE: Students will not have the option or ability to waive or remove transfer credit in order to earn a certificate. Their coursework is counted towards their degree, but they will not earn the certificate if they have brought in more than 50% of the transfer credit for that intended certificate.

NOTE: You do not need to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to this program. Learn why we don't require these tests.

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Transfer Credits

Get Added Support and Flexibility as You Start Your Degree 
Take a course or two at your pace before committing to a full degree program. Strengthen your study habits, gain essential learning skills and, best of all, each completed course counts toward your degree requirements. 

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MORE DETAILS

WGU Certificates in IT Management


 

The Business – Information Technology Management degree program allows students to earn valuable credentials on their path to a degree, including the technology management, strategic thinking and innovation, and leadership certificates. These certificates allow you to demonstrate mastery and add credentials to your résumé before you even graduate with your degree.

Frequently Asked Questions About IT Management

IT managers have many important roles in an organization. Some of their daily responsibilities may include:

  • Planning needed IT projects
  • Meeting with stakeholders to go over IT needs
  • Managing staff working on IT projects
  • Communicating with teams and organizations what is needed for tech projects
  • Monitoring progress of current IT projects
  • Analyzing business requirements to see how IT projects fit into company needs
  • Reporting on the success of projects and continually monitoring results.

A degree in IT management will combine important business strategies and leadership skills with understanding of IT practices and needs. While it often doesn't involve direct programming or coding knowledge, an IT manager is more of the leader of IT related projects for an organization. An IT degree will combine important IT fundamentals with business know-how to help students be prepared to lead teams.

IT management is generally seen as a great career with good stability, high pay, and low stress levels. The job outlook is also good, with more opportunities opening every day as organizations evaluate and expand their IT needs.

Most IT managers will need at least a bachelor's degree to be qualified for this role. Traditional schools have 4 year bachelor degree programs for IT management, but there may be online options such as WGU where students finish in 3 years on average. Some positions will require a master's degree or MBA in IT management as well, which is an additional year or two of schooling.

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