Business Administration – Information Management (Master of Business Administration)

The Information Management degree program enhances managerial skills, business strategies and decision-making abilities with emerging technology trends found in current corporate operations.

Students enrolled in this master program are required to follow courses in the sequence set out for the program.

What is the difference between an MBA in Information Management and an MBA?

Business-minded students may be overwhelmed by the available degree options within their chosen field. Since business is such a large-scale and popular concentration for many college students, it may not be surprising to learn you can choose specializations to accompany a standard business program. For those with a bachelor’s degree in the past, a general MBA was sufficient when taking on a graduate degree program. Today, if you are interested in information technology, for example, you can choose an MBA program that emphasizes IT. Program differences can help you decide the best option for the career they seek.

Most standard MBA programs take an all-inclusive approach to educating you about the diverse field of business. Generalized topics including finance, leadership, marketing and ethics may be included in MBA programs, and this can help those enrolled gain a broad understanding of the business world. A standard MBA can be an excellent choice for students seeking leadership positions or general career advancement.

The MBA in Information Management program can inform you about the role of IT in organizations around the world. This master’s program may be an ideal follow-up to a bachelor’s degree in business or information technology, since this MBA builds upon many undergraduate course concepts. Those interested in careers as information systems managers or computer information systems managers may find this degree program helpful in learning the skills necessary to succeed on the job.

The MBA in Information Management may offer a subtle blend of both generalized business classes and those focused on IT. You can learn how technology plays a role in production, communication, marketing, sales and even consumer satisfaction. In addition to learning how technology can be used in these ways, you may also learn how to properly work with technology, write programs and provide insight when problems arise. As the world continues to progress into a more technology-dependent business market, the need for more technologically advanced professionals may emerge.

A noteworthy difference between the MBA and the MBA in Information Management is the curriculum. As mentioned above, the standard MBA is comprehensive, but more generalized than the MBA in Information Management. Courses in accounting, training and development and strategic planning may be included in both programs, for example, since the leadership component and business practice models are the same in both. Yet, you may take additional courses focused on the implementation of technology in the field of business.

What will I learn in this Information Management MBA degree program?

This MBA program emphasizes managerial skills, business strategies and decision-making abilities based on emerging technology trends found in current corporate operations.

What careers can I pursue with an MBA degree in Information Management?

If you’re interested in positions like information systems manager, information technology manager or application development director, then this degree program is for you1.

Career Options2

Information Technology Manager

Our Master of Business Administration in Information Management can be a great resource for professionals interested in providing leadership within the business field of information technology. Information technology managers can provide management during the creation of an IT assignment within their organization, which might include budget planning and scheduling. These professionals may also oversee a team of IT specialists in analyzing the technological needs of their organization and developing a plan to resolve any issues.

Information technology managers may be responsible for meeting with executives to plan for future technology needs, update or redefine systems, and troubleshoot problems. The average information technology manager can earn $88,510 per year while employed in the U.S. Depending on where a person is employed, the salary will likely vary based on assigned responsibilities. The growth rate for this career field is projected at 5-9% over the next decade.

Information Systems Manager

Information systems management is another possible career option for graduates of this program. This career may involve teaming with department managers and supervisors to assess the IT needs of their organization and plan for innovative solutions. As part of their regular duties, these professionals may also work to make sure their team provides quality systems, and programming that is accurate, effective and meets the organization’s goals.

Information systems managers can provide a great service to the companies for which they work. Their analysis and implementation of computer information systems can help enable a smoothly operating facility with top-notch systems. In the U.S., these professionals can annually earn on average $139,220. Over the next 10 years, this field may see a 10-14% growth.

Application Development Director

Technology, computers and applications are a huge part of today’s world. The job of the application development director is to lead a team of developers in project creation and implementation. These professionals can help analyze current applications for possible improvements, lead their team in creating helpful and innovative solutions, and assist in the development process.
Application development directors can play a role in the advancement of technology for business and personal use. Society may be constantly looking for new applications to make everyday activities and responsibilities a little easier. Graduates who pursue a career in this field can earn $101,790 per year on average. This field is estimated to grow quite fast, with growth likely at 15% or higher over the next decade.

How long is this MBA in Information Management degree program?

At 37 credit hours, the MBA-Information Management degree program should be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will this Information Management MBA degree program cost?

The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour. The rate is lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or if you're part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial assistance for students who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we are ready to begin the academic journey with you when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our information management and business administration programs, financial assistance opportunities or the enrollment process.

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Business Administration – Information Management (Master of Business Administration)

Information Management MBA Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the product information management coursework of this MBA degree program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze knowledge, techniques, skills and tools of past, present and future business models
  • Apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of all foundational business areas
  • Integrate theory and practice for the purpose of strategic analysis and planning
  • Use communication skills
  • Evaluate professional, ethical and social responsibilities in business management and team settings
  • Employ quantitative analysis in business
  • Evaluate state-of-the-art information processing and computer networking strategies
  • Assess and develop plans for future information systems expansion and implementation
Core Professional Competencies

We prepare graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these six critical life skills into the MBA curriculum:

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Grantham University’s Online Master of Business Administration in Information Management Degree Program is IACBE Accredited.

Business Administration – Information Management (Master of Business Administration)

An MBA-Information Management degree from Grantham can prepare you for IT-management opportunities in private business or in the public sector1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Application Development Director
  • Computing Services Director
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Technical Services Manager

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Business Administration – Information Management (Master of Business Administration)

This degree is more than a simple update on Information management software. It is a 100% online program that's designed to help you prepare for management career success.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 37
Total Credit Hours: 37
Accreditation(s): DEAC, IACBE
Program Core: 37
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU500 Title: Graduate Student Success Credits: 1
  This course is designed to help students learn and improve skills and strategies that are essential to academic success at a graduate level. Through activities, application and reflection, the material covered in this course should support and assist students in achieving their graduate level degree. Students should develop confidence in their ability to succeed as a graduate student.
Course: MGT517 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This advanced course discusses how businesses run on hardware, software and human capital more than ever before. This course focuses on the people in the organization and how they work and behave in the work environment. It examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork and the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management and ways to eliminate barriers to effective communications within the workplace.
Course: ACC510 Title: Accounting Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a framework for the analysis, use and design of internal accounting systems. This introduction to financial and managerial accounting prepares students to use accounting data for strategic and management purposes with an emphasis on profitability and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of an organization's accounting system. Students develop an understanding of the nature of costs, budgeting, cost allocation, standard costs and variances.
Course: ECN501 Title: Managerial Economics Credits: 3
  This advanced course applies microeconomic theory to the management of the firm by focusing on the use of microeconomics to enhance decision-making. The course explores the complex relationships between manager decisions and the impact of those decisions on product demand and profitability. Students delineate the economic environment in which the firm operates and learn to think strategically within this environment.
Course: ETH560 Title: Business Ethics Credits: 3
  This course examines ethics and values in multiple contexts. It begins with an exploration of individual values and the integration of mind, body and soul. The perspective then broadens to include corporate ethics and the role of moral leadership in business. The course concludes with an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy.
Course: RCH520 Title: Quantitative Analysis Credits: 3
  This Quantitative Analysis course addresses managerial decision analysis using quantitative tools. Topics include a general framework for decision analysis, decision tables and trees, forecasting, inventory control, linear programming, transportation and assignment, networks, project time management, waiting lines (queuing), and simulation. After the course, the student will be able to use a broad array of powerful analytical tools to make business decisions.
Course: FIN526 Title: Finance Credits: 3
  This introduction to corporate financial management and investments provides the framework, concepts and tools for analyzing financial decisions by applying the fundamental principles of modern financial theory. Major topics include the time value of money, the economic and financial environment, an overview of financial statement analysis, the essentials of risk analysis and the valuation process, and capital budgeting.
Course: PRJ515 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge and includes project cost, quality, procurement and risk management. Students are provided with opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises, examples and software tools.
Course: IS525 Title: Information Systems Strategic Planning Credits: 3
  Information systems are an integral part of corporate operations. This course examines guidelines for developing an information systems plan, selecting systems projects, assessing current systems, and planning future systems expansion that supports organizational growth.
Course: IS545 Title: Emerging Technologies Credits: 3
  Through this course, students explore state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in information processing. The class includes a survey of recent advances in software development, hardware, and computer networking strategies.
Course: MKG530 Title: Marketing Management Credits: 3
  This course reviews marketing management within the broader context of an organization's strategies and operations. Students explore how marketing adds value by working to support organizational strategy. Topics covered include the 4 Ps (product, price, place and promotion), different types of markets, marketing research, market segmentation and differentiation, global aspects of marketing and the implementation and control of marketing plans. Students discover the benefits of market research and analysis, and develop effective marketing strategies through segmentation, targeting and positioning.
Course: MGT570 Title: Strategic Management Credits: 3
  Strategic management is designed to help students effectively guide an organization toward a profitable and dynamic future. This course provides students with a formal method of defining the organization's purpose and aligning the entire business to achieve corporate goals. It also examines emerging technologies in information processing as an important element of strategic planning.
Course: MGT699 Title: Capstone Project Credits: 3
  In this course, students from a variety of graduate studies are brought together. Although you will each be working on separate projects, depending on your previous coursework, you will come together in the discussions to share your ideas from your various perspectives. This capstone project requires that students apply the reasoning, decision-making, analytical, and authorship skills previously learned in the curriculum to the work environment. The project is completed individually; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest and will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.