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Next Start Date:

Oct. 13, 2014  

Careers

People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management and director-level positions in IT functions that require both information technology and business expertise.

Employment Settings:
  • Corporation
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • IT company
  • Insurance firm
  • Software company
  • Banking/finance
  • Healthcare organization
  • Manufacturing
  • Global technology firm
  • IT consulting firm
Job Titles:
  • Information technology manager/director
  • Technology manager
  • IT strategy and management consultant
  • Chief information officer (CIO)
  • Chief technology officer (CTO)
  • IT business managerProject manager, information technology
  • Information technology auditor
  • Technology program manager
  • Sourcing manager IT
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty

Program Cost

Tuition Per Credit

$735

2014 MBA Grant
You're eligible for a $3,000 grant -- distributed evenly over 7 quarters -- when you begin an eligible MBA program between July and August 2014, and pass your first course.

Courses and Requirements

Total Program Credits:

48 Credits

Max Transfer Credits:

12 Credits

Core Courses

33 course quarter credits.

MBA6004 - Foundational Skills for Business Leaders (3 quarter credits)

MBA6006 - Leading Innovation in the Global Organization (3 quarter credits)

MBA6008 - Global Economic Environment (3 quarter credits)

MBA6012 - Integrated Global Marketing (3 quarter credits)

MBA6014 - Financial Accounting (3 quarter credits)

MBA6016 - Finance and Value Creation* (3 quarter credits)

MBA6018 - Data Analysis for Business Decisions (3 quarter credits)

MBA6022 - Strategic Operations Management* (3 quarter credits)

MBA6024 - Organizational Strategy* (3 quarter credits)

MBA6026 - The Global Leader (3 quarter credits)

MBA6028 - Business Integration Skills* (3 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

12 course quarter credits.

MBA6182 - Impact of Advances in Information Technology (3 quarter credits)

MBA6184 - Techniques for Managing Information Technology Professionals (3 quarter credits)

MBA6186 - Strategic Information System Planning* (3 quarter credits)

MBA6231 - Project Planning, Management, and Financial Control* (3 quarter credits)

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

MBA6900 - MBA Capstone* (3 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and specializations.

  • Bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Your official bachelor's transcripts, minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. Fee is required to initiate an application for admission and must be paid as part of the application process. The fee covers the cost of transcript requests, transcript evaluation and other administrative costs.
  • GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.

Accreditations

HLC Accredited

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.866.561.9754.

Next Start Date:

Oct. 13, 2014  

Careers

People who choose this specialization are often seeking supervisory or management careers in information technology.

Employment Settings:
  • Corporation
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Internet company
  • Public and private education
  • Community college
  • Government - local, state, federal
  • Nonprofit organization
Job Titles:
  • Director of IT
  • IT auditor
  • Senior IT specialist
  • Senior web developer
  • Manager, IT service desk
  • Application developer
  • Technical lead
  • IT manager
  • IT implementation manager
  • IT supervisor
  • Senior network administrator
  • IT specialist
  • Vice president, IT
  • Chief information officer
  • IT consultant
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty

Program Cost

Tuition Per Credit

$643

2014 MS ISTM Grant
You're eligible for a $4,000 grant -- distributed evenly over 7 quarters -- when you begin an eligible program between July and September 2014, and pass your first course.

Courses and Requirements

Total Program Credits:

48 Credits

Max Transfer Credits:

12 Credits

Total program credits with foundational courses needed for graduation: 60.

Students in the MS in Information Systems and Technology Management program who do not have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a similar technology degree are required to complete ISTM5004, ISTM5006, and ISTM5008 before enrolling in any course other than ISTM5002. This requirement may be waived for learners without the necessary bachelor's degree(s) who have at least eight years of relevant experience in a technology management field.

Foundational Courses

12 course quarter credits.

ISTM5004 - Fundamentals of Information Systems (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5006 - Databases and Programming (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5008 - Networking Fundamentals (4 quarter credits)

Core Courses

24 course quarter credits.

ISTM5002 - Communication Skills for Today's Information Technology Leader (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5010 - Integration of Information Technology and Business (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5015 - Complex Information Technology Global Enterprise Systems: Planning and Management (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5020 - Leading a Global Information Technology Enterprise: Systems and Security (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5025 - Analytics, Data Management, and Knowledge Management (4 quarter credits)

ISTM5030 - Innovation, Leadership, and Ethics (4 quarter credits)

Elective Courses

20 course quarter credits. Choose five 5000-level Information Systems and Technology Management courses.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

ISTM5900 - Information Systems and Technology Management Capstone* (4 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and specializations.

  • Bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee is required for initiating an application for admission and may be paid as part of the application process.
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Accreditations

HLC Accredited

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.866.561.9754.

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