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master of business administration MBA—IT Management

  • Overview

    You’re experienced in IT—a skilled strategist and an adaptive problem-solver—but with a business mindset that needs to be fed. Earn the degree that can move your career into IT upper management.

    WGU fits.

    Your schedule, your budget, your needs.

    Jason explains how.
    Jason Franklin, IT double grad from WGU
  • Costs


    6-month term tuition


    + $145

    flat resource fee


    = $3,945



    Application fee

    Apply free this week!

    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.

  • Courses

    Gain leading competencies the executive suite expects.

    The competencies you gain through this program will span the crucial topical areas of: management, economics, marketing and communication, accounting, leadership, finance, and strategy. The GMAT/GRE is not required for admissions to this program.

    • Managing Organizations and Leading People
    • Managing Human Capital
    • Management Communication
    • Operations Management
    • Marketing
    • Ethical Leadership
    • Data-Driven Decision Making
    • Accounting for Decision Makers
    • Global Economics for Managers
    • Financial Management

    The capstone course is a comprehensive project that offers the student an opportunity to solve a real-world business problem for your choice of company. There is a team component, a business component, and a professional presentation requirement. Distill all of your competencies into this project for a portfolio-worthy example of your leadership abilities.

  • Careers

    Of businesses surveyed, 86% plan to hire recent MBA graduates in 2017 compared with 79 percent of employers who hired them in 2016.

    —2017 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report
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Build your tech leadership career with an online, highly respected MBA in IT Management.

In this tech-dependent environment, even one hardware hiccup or software delay can potentially impact a company’s bottom line. Organizations in almost every industry depend on qualified IT managers to keep things running smoothly, solve problems, respond to emergencies, and forecast future tech needs—all while working to develop and oversee IT personnel. 

WGU’s MBA in Information Technology Management, designed with input from tech industry experts and leading employers, includes coursework in key areas including leadership, project management, IT strategic solutions, and financial management. This degree program will prepare you for upward mobility and career success in IT management.

The accreditation you need, plus industry respect and recognition.

Regional accreditation.

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Business accreditation.

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Quality and value.

A master's degree is always worth it.

IT careers are experiencing growth much higher than other industries. Increase your knowledge and certification portfolio all at once with the MBA—IT Management degree.

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Career-focused curriculum. On-demand learning.

Demonstrating mastery is how you pass a course, so learning what it takes to be outstanding in your career is at the heart of WGU’s MBA curriculum. Every course focuses on a set of clearly defined competencies that you must prove you’ve learned.  You’ll work through each course as quickly as you can study and master the material. As soon as you’re ready, you’ll pass the assessment, complete the course, and move on.

Courses at a glance:

Marketing and Communication

Marketing Fundamentals introduces students to principles of the marketing environment, social media, consumer behavior, marketing research, and market segmentation. Students will also explore marketing strategies that are related to products and services, distribution channels, promotions, sales, and pricing.

Project Management
IT Project Management

IT Project Management provides an overview of the Project Management Institute���s project management methodology. Topics cover various process groups and knowledge areas and application of knowledge in case studies for planning a project that has not started yet and monitoring/controlling a project that is already underway.

Managing Human Capital

This course focuses on strategies and tools that managers use to maximize employee contribution and create organizational excellence. You will learn talent management strategies to motivate and develop employees as well as best practices to manage performance for added value.

Managing Organizations and Leading People

This course covers principles of effective management and leadership that maximize organizational performance. The following topics are included: the role and functions of a manager, analysis of personal leadership styles, approaches to self-awareness and self-assessment, and application of foundational leadership and management skills.

Global Economics for Managers

This course examines how economic tools, techniques, and indicators can be used for solving organizational problems related to competitiveness, productivity, and growth. You will explore the management implications of a variety of economic concepts and effective strategies to make decisions within a global context.

Accounting for Decision Makers

This course provides you with the accounting knowledge and skills to assess and manage a business. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial statements, taxes, and budgeting. This course will improve students��� ability to understand reports and use accounting information to plan and make sound business decisions.

Ethical Leadership

This course examines the ethical issues and dilemmas managers face. This course provides a framework for analysis of management-related ethical issues and decision-making action required for satisfactory resolution of these issues.

Financial Management

This course covers practical approaches to analysis and decision making in the administration of corporate funds, including capital budgeting, working capital management, and cost of capital. Topics include financial planning, management of working capital, analysis of investment opportunities, sources of long-term financing, government regulations, and global influences. You will improve your ability to interpret financial statements and manage corporate finances.

Data-Driven Decision Making

This course presents critical problem-solving methodologies, including field research and data collection methods that enhance organizational performance. Topics include quantitative analysis, statistical and quality tools. You will improve your ability to use data to make informed decisions.

Strategic Solutions
IT Strategic Solutions

IT Strategic Solutions guides students in identifying strategic opportunities and emerging technologies through research and deciding on a system to support a growing company. Topics will include technology strategy; gap analysis; researching new technology; strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats; ethics; risk mitigation; data security, communication plans; and globalization.

Capstone and Portfolio
MBA, Information Technology Management Capstone

This course is the culminating assessment of the MBA, IT Management curriculum and focuses on strategic management while allowing for the synthesis of previous assessment topics. You will work in teams of three or four students to simulate running a business. One unique aspect of the simulation is that there are scheduled dates each week for simulation decisions. Since all teams are required to meet the deadlines and work at the same pace this aspect of the assessment cannot be accelerated.

On-call faculty support:

An entire team of faculty members has one goal in mind: your success. Your Program Mentor is your individually assigned faculty member, providing program guidance and instruction from the day you start to the day you graduate. During your program, you will typically complete one course at a time as you make your way through your program, working with your Program Mentor each term to build your personalized Degree Plan. In addition, Course Instructors provide subject-matter instruction and support, typically one-on-one, exactly when you need it.

Dig into this program in more detail.

If a specialized MBA for IT professionals is what you are looking for, you'll benefit from the program guide. Dive into the curriculum details to ensure this program fits your learning objectives.

Program Guide

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Tuition per 6-month term


+ $145

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+ $3,945



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“The moment I started my MBA at WGU, I got promoted as a director of IT. Now, with my new skills and credentials, I'm hoping for a C-level position.” Manjit Sooch
MBA IT Management

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Aug 1

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