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8353
Master of Business Administration
Online
No
Graduate
Florida Tech Online
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8353 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The Master of Business Administration–Project Management in Information Technology is a professional program emphasizing breadth of preparation in various disciplines required for business, and a depth of knowledge in managing projects in the informaiton technology (IT) domain. The degree may be completed in two years or less and provides the high-level knowledge and range of skills required to meet the challenges of today's enterprise security needs. Students gain valuable knowledge in IT operations management, emerging technologies, risk management, software lifecycles, agile development and managing all aspects of an IT project or program. Rooted in the case method approach, this intensive MBA program offers a uniquely collaborative, hands-on education.

Students actively engage in case study analysis and exercise leadership and teamwork skills. In addition to the core business fundamentals, the program provides specialized skills in strategic information technology and management. The program combines academic principles and practical, real-world applications to result in a solid business foundation.

Curriculum
Program Prerequisites

The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines necessary tools required to plan and run a successful business venture. Requires integration of concepts, methods and models from accounting, economics and marketing in forming a business plan for a product or service in a case study.
    Requirement(s):
    First course in a two-course sequence.
  • BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Builds on . Examines and uses concepts, methods and models from the functional business areas of statistics, finance, management and law. Requires students to integrate each component into a complete business plan.
    Requirement(s):
    Second course in a two-course sequence.
Core Courses

The M.B.A. degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today's rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis. 

  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision-making. Includes competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis.
  • BUS 5431 Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.
  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the concepts and tools of corporate financial management and financial planning, including capital budgeting, capital structure and net working capital. Considers the importance of ethics in financial decision-making.
  • BUS 5450 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents existing research, theories and models explaining how individual and group behavior and processes shape the internal dynamics of organizations. Provides the foundation to understand contemporary debates concerning alternative organizational designs and management practices.
  • BUS 5460 Management Information Systems
    or MGT 5014 Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses policy and management issues surrounding information systems in today's enterprises: strategic use, organizational impact, project management, human resource issues and other topics germane to understanding management information systems.
  • Directed Electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) Credit Hours: 6
Specialization
  • BUS 5662 Project Tools and Techniques
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers tools and techniques used to plan and control projects and accomplish business objectives. Emphasizes how to determine which tool or technique to use during different phases of the project life cycle. Uses project management software in exercises.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • BUS 5669 Mastering Project Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the generally accepted project management practices in industry (such as construction, software, engineering and automotive). Emphasizes the process-based approach (inputs, tools and technology, and outputs). Includes the nine knowledge areas of project management.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the components and management process of complex projects from the information technology (IT) perspective. Introduces project management tools and techniques useful to the IT professional. Studies the formation and leadership requirements of project management.
  • MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores management's consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.
    Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite course or equivalent
Capstone Course
  • BUS 5480 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    In-depth analysis of industries and competitors, and how to build and defend competitive advantages in forming a successful competitive strategy. Case analysis and management simulation convey the multifunctional nature of decision making at the top management level. Augmented by live-case analyses.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be taken in the final semester before graduation.
Total Credits Required: 36