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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Earn an MBA and empower yourself for a great career in business.

The value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online MBA in Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Business professionals who already have some experience in the corporate world will be able to climb the promotional ladder even faster in choosing to further their education with an MBA in Information Systems and Knowledge Management. Since there is such a large market for computer systems management jobs, employers are looking for candidates who can differentiate themselves with relevant experience along with the right credentials. A competency for technical management is key to producing valuable work for a growing company in a technology-driven world.

The coursework for this MBA concentration centers around management of knowledge systems. Classes include IT for Project Management, Management of E-Learning, and Management of Information Security. Students will gain an understanding of how software can assist in managing projects and how to position workplace learning as a driver of business results. The program is aimed at sharpening students’ understanding of best practices for higher-level supervision along with the necessary specialized skills for navigating through complex technological systems.

Upon completion of coursework, the candidate must complete a Master’s Thesis. This final project should demonstrate the candidate’s broader understanding of all coursework and ability to narrow the focus of the project to prove their expertise in the field.

Career prospects for graduates with an MBA in Information Systems are constantly in demand. Employers looking to fill software developer positions are looking more for people with the correct skills as well as the applicable credential that comes with an MBA. Information security analysts and management analysts are also constantly sought after by companies looking particularly for MBA graduates. On the executive level, Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers are often promoted from within an organization after obtaining their MBA, especially with a technological focus such as Information Systems and Knowledge Management.

Credits required for degree completion: 36
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 18
Program length: 1.5 years
Cost per credit: $445
Payment options: Click to view interest-free payment options

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Integrate management theories and practices to improve organizational performance.
  • Construct and optimize business opportunities in competitive markets.
  • Assess business challenges and opportunities associated with the global economy, competition, change, and uncertainty.
  • Utilize applied research methods and business strategies to maximize business growth and development opportunities.
  • Foster interdisciplinary team work and collaborative work environments.
  • Identify and analyze complex business concepts and explore alternative solutions to organizational and financial problems.
Degree Plan MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (MBA ISKM)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite Credits Core Major
Semester 1
MKT 517 Marketing None 3 3
MGT 517 Organizational Development None 3 3
IST 530 Management Information Systems None 3 3
Semester 2
ACC 501 Accounting None 3 3
ECO 518 Economics for Decision Making ACC 501 3 3
FIN 515 Entreprenurial Finance ACC 501, ECO 518 3 3
Semester 3
MGT 553 Project Management for Professionals Semesters 1/2 3 3
MGT 545 Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization MGT 553 3 3
IST 535 Information Technology in Project Management Taken in Order 3 3
Semester 4
IST 538 Knowledge Management Taken in Order 3 3
IST 540 Knowledge Management for E-Learning Taken in Order 3 3
IST 555 Management of Information Security Taken in Order 3 3
36 24 12

Required Courses

  • ACC 501 Accounting
  • ECO 518 Economics for Decision Making
  • FIN 515 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • IST 530 Management Information Systems
  • MGT 517 Organizational Development
  • MGT 545 Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization
  • MGT 553 Project Management for Professionals
  • MKT 517 Marketing

Specialization Courses

  • IST 535 Information Technology in Project Management
  • IST 538 Knowledge Management
  • IST 540 Knowledge Management for E-Learning
  • IST 555 Management of Information Security

Course Schedule

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program requires the completion of 36 units of coursework that include:

Business Required Courses: 24 Units / 8 Courses
Elective Courses: 12 Units / 4 Courses

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Master’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae or Professional Resume.
  2. Official Transcript showing the completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation – CHEA.
  3. An applicant who has completed his Bachelor’s degree in a non-business related area (i.e., Engineering or Science) is required to meet CALUNIVERSITY’s business foundational prerequisites by taking a required course in Basic Accounting. Other elective courses are available for the student’s consideration.
  4. The applicant’s prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher.

Graduation Requirements

The Master’s Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed all required courses of the Masters curricula and have completed the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieved at least 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to CALUNIVERSITY
  5. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department
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