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Businesses can’t run without IT.
Or the people who know it.

Want to set yourself up to move your career forward by leaps and bounds? Earning an online MBA in Information Technology is a great place to start. Learn to build business strategies for the global marketplace while gaining the advanced, high-tech skills that every industry needs.

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Study 100% online

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Apply with no GMAT or GRE

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Complete in as few as 14 months

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Utilize eligible transfer credits to finish more quickly

Why Choose Maryville for Your Online MBA in Information Technology?

If you want to begin or enhance a career in IT, Maryville has exactly what you’re looking for: a highly regarded online information technology master’s that allows the flexibility you need to study and work around your busy schedule. And we’re not the only ones who think so. Just look at some of the accolades we’ve received.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges
Kiplinger Best College Values
ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

What Does Our Online MBA in Information Technology Curriculum Cover?

Getting your online information technology master’s degree is about you getting ready to compete and succeed in the world of business and information technology. And that’s exactly what our online MBA in Information Technology curriculum is designed to help you do.

You’ll gain foundational skills in organizational development and business strategy as you complete 27 credits of core MBA courses. And you’ll strengthen your analytical and leadership skills with 12 credits of information technology MBA courses and a capstone.  Key courses include:

  • Information Technology Management. This course presents the concepts needed to manage information technology resources. It specifically focuses on the role of a chief information officer; planning, scheduling, and risk considerations; and the strategic role of information technology systems in an organization.
  • Agile Analysis and Design. Previous system analysis and design methodologies are being replaced with iterative approaches such as agile. This approach leads to faster product deployment at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements. This course reviews the development of requirements, analysis, and design in an agile environment — and helps enhance critical thinking skills.
  • Database Principles. This course examines the design, development, and management of relational databases, and the integration of these databases with applications across the enterprise. Topics covered include database tools, basic structured query language, design, middleware, databases, server architecture, web technologies, and security considerations, among others.
  • Data Analytics. This course serves as an introduction to data analytics — the use of data, quantitative analysis, and modeling to drive business decisions. It also covers specific data mining techniques to illustrate business decision-making.

Online MBA in Information Technology Career Opportunities

You’re ready to take the next step in your career. A Master of Business Administration can help you do that. But an online information technology MBA can give you the high-tech competencies you need to open up a world of opportunities in business, finance, technology, and more — including CEO, CIO, and COO positions with salaries in the six-figure range or higher. Take a look at some of the potential positions.

  • Vice President of Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems Director

Typical Online MBA in Information Technology Salary

How much can you earn with an information technology MBA? MBA in IT graduates are prepared to pursue lucrative career paths. Median salaries for many information technology management positions are in the six figures. IT directors and security managers have median salaries of nearly $160,000, while chief technology officers and chief information officers have median salaries of over $170,000 per year.

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Online MBA in Information Technology Career Outlook

Businesses rely on IT managers to oversee security policies and implement digital systems. With an information technology MBA, professionals are well-positioned to take advantage of strong demand in the field.

The number of computer and information technology jobs is projected to grow at a rate of 15% from 2021 to 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with over 418,000 job openings projected to be available annually. Information technology managers also benefit from high demand, with jobs for IT managers projected to grow 16% over the next decade, according to the BLS.

Learn from Skilled Business Faculty

The business world is competitive, and you need skills and training that can help you stand out and be noticed. The faculty in our online information technology MBA program are leaders in the industry who’ve been in the middle of it all. They know what it takes to prepare you for success in a high-tech, business-oriented career, and are committed to helping you excel beyond the classroom. Check them out for yourself.

The Business World Is All About Connections — So Is Our Online MBA in Information Technology

But the advantages don’t end there. The John E. Simon School of Business and its well-respected faculty are always working to cultivate partnerships with companies around the world to help improve your networking opportunities.

Our business partners include:




Centric Group

Edward Jones

Express Scripts


Mercy Health



SSM Health


Why Earn Your MBA in Information Technology Online?

If you’re going to pursue a degree, it has to work around your schedule. Maryville’s online MBA in Information Technology program provides a flexible, user-friendly experience that makes the process simple, hassle-free, and — most importantly — achievable.

  • Learn on your schedule
  • Take advantage of personal support
  • Collaborate with students and faculty
  • Utilize online technical support

Online MBA in Information Technology Admissions Requirements


If you have the guts to be brave with us, we want to do everything we can to help you succeed. That includes making our online MBA in Information Technology program open and accessible for anyone with the drive and passion to enroll in it. Although we have no GRE or GMAT entrance exam requirements and no application fee, there are a few things you’ll need.

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • A personal letter explaining your qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants only: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • TOEFL IBT of 79 or higher; no subscore lower than 18
    • Test date within two years of application

Learn more on our admissions page.

Online MBA in Information Technology Credit Requirements

Strengthen your leadership and analytical skills with an MBA in Information Technology. The 39-credit program includes 24 credits of core MBA courses. Study business ethics, strategic marketing, and global business during your core courses. The core requirements emphasize strategic management, leadership, and systems-level thinking.

To specialize the MBA curriculum, the program includes 12 credits of information technology courses. Enhance your analytical and technical skills by taking courses in information technology management, data analysis, and database principles.

The 3-credit capstone course offers a culminating experience focused on case studies and strategic decision-making.

Online MBA in Information Technology Start Dates

In addition to being able to earn your degree in as few as 14 months, we make it as convenient as possible for you to start on your terms by having six different start times throughout the year.

We have start dates available at the beginning and in the middle of our spring, summer, and fall terms, so you’re never more than a couple of months away from a chance to take your next step.

Frequently Asked Questions

With an information technology MBA, you can pursue a number of careers in IT management. Common job titles include management information systems (MIS) director, IT project manager, IT program manager, and director of information technology. Top-level roles include chief technology officer and chief information officer.

Apply to the online MBA in Information Technology program at Maryville University.