Capitalize on emerging technology. Create new revenue streams. Align IT initiatives with business objectives. Implement the latest advances in information technology to streamline performance.
As technology continues to evolve at a breathtaking speed, the managerial process that controls and deploys it struggles to keep pace. The last two decades have witnessed a tenfold increase in information technology (IT) investments by U.S. firms. Given such large investments, managing IT is one of the most critical issues facing most businesses.
Georgia Tech's IT Management courses focus on the role of information systems in organizations and the design and development of such systems. Topics include electronic commerce, database systems, systems analysis and design, business data communications, international IT management issues, and additional courses that help you apply information technology to business applications.
Partial List of Courses
Business Process Analysis and Design (MGT 6057)
Places an emphasis on software infrastructure and its relationships to business processes and organizational structure, and how firms can manage these relationships most effectively.
Electronic Commerce (MGT 6056)
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the impact of Internet technology, mobile media, media convergence, business strategies and new business models and developing competitive strategies within e-Commerce and e-Business applications.
Emerging Technologies (MGT 6059)
Teaches students how to identify, evaluate and implement emerging technologies. This course will help you develop the skills to predict and manage innovation to stay ahead of the technology curve.
Information Technology Practicum (MGT 6058)
Students work on information technology management projects at participating organizations. They identify the key issues in a technology management problem, understand the role of the IT organization within a corporate setting, and apply what they learned in the Information Technology Management core class to contemporary information technology management projects. Participating organizations have included Coca-Cola, SecureWorks,
Southern Company and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Is this a heavily quantitative program?
The core curriculum of any MBA program tends to be quantitative in nature. Our program is no more so than others.
What's the typical academic background of students in your program?
There is none. We have a wide variety of students with different academic and professional backgrounds.
How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?
Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program.
Do I have to declare a concentration?
You do not have to declare a concentration and you may customize your curriculum by choosing electives from a variety of academic areas.