Master of Business Administration – Information Management
Prepare to excel in the rapidly expanding field of business technology and management.
Technology is an integral part of every company’s operations. As an information manager, one could be called upon to act in a variety of positions such as coordinating a company’s implementation of new technologies, overseeing a firm’s information management strategies, or shaping the way a corporation operates in the e-Business sphere.
The Master of Business Administration in Information Management will help prepare you to take on a leadership position in the IT field.
Finish Fast – Can complete in 18 months
Enjoy Flexibility – 12 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – 100% online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $375 per month
Focus On Your Passion – Choose your Capstone
This program aims to provide students with an education that will help them excel in the rapidly expanding field of business technology and management.
We provide a well-balanced program that teaches business acumen and technological expertise. Graduate with a solid foundation in business organization and operation along with the insights and skills that are vital to a career in Information Management and business technology fields.
MBA (Information Management) Course Highlights
We’ve modified Aspen University’s core online MBA curriculum to include courses constructed to give students the specialized skills and knowledge needed to work in an information management role in their chosen industry.
The program begins with foundational courses covering topics such as:
- Business Finance
- Managerial Accounting
- Business Ethics
The program then delves into specialized courses including:
- Management of Information Systems
- Emerging Technologies
- Information Systems Strategic Planning
Graduate students are required to complete a Capstone project. This individualized project allows students to apply knowledge and skills acquired in their courses and real-world experiences. It is designed to promote vital assets of learning integration, synthesis, and expertise in change management and leadership, regardless of area of specialization.
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- Application – A completed application.
- Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.
MGT500 - Management
BUS530 - Marketing Management
BUS560 - Business Ethics
CIS685 - eBusiness
MGT520 - Quantitative Analysis
BUS510 - Managerial Accounting
BUS550 - Business Finance
BUS540 - Managerial Economics
MGT645 - Project Management Essentials
CIS525 - Information Systems Strategic Planning
CIS545 - Emerging Technologies
BUS799 - Graduate Capstone
Management provides a solid foundation for facing the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment. This course introduces the fundamental management functions of planning, decision-making, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as the tools and techniques of managing people, processes, projects, and the work environment. Students explore current issues in management and gain insights into how successful organizations operate.3 Credits
This pulls together specialized models, tools, and processes from the perspective of the manager who is responsible implementing a coordinated marketing program. Because consumers and business buyers face an abundance of suppliers seeking to satisfy their every need, companies and not-for-profit organizations cannot survive today by simply doing a good job at marketing management. They must do an excellent job if they are to remain in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Many studies have demonstrated that the key to profitable performance is knowing and satisfying target customers with competitively superior offers. This process takes place today in an increasingly global, technical, and competitive environment. Marketing management is the conscious effort to achieve desired exchange outcomes with target markets. The marketer's basic skill lies in influencing the level, timing, and composition of demand for a product, service, organization, place, person, idea or some form of information.3 Credits
Today’s managers face many different opportunities to make decisions ethical and unethical as they compete with other firms. This course will provide an opportunity for managers to take business ethics seriously. That means taking the time to understand the core elements of the system that have gone awry and led to some extreme behaviors. Business ethics is primarily about business. This course will allow managers to get beyond the view of business as separate from ethics by allowing an opportunity to understand that business ethics is a fundamental of business management. This course begins by exploring the inherent values of future managers, how ethics is an integral aspect of an organization’s value-creation activities and aspirations.3 Credits
Explores the components of an eBusiness and describes how this structure can provide value to the customer. Focus is on learning the eBusiness terminology, advantages and disadvantages of running a business on the internet, and the most appropriate business models. Examines the value of aligning eBusiness practices with the organization’s mission and vision.3 Credits
A background to use a broad array of powerful and appropriate analytic tools to make business decisions is presented. These skills will enhance the ability to contribute solutions to an organization that are based on quantitative analysis. By learning which methods are appropriate to a given solution and by becoming familiar with the assumptions associated with each method, evaluation of if the best process was used to generate results based on the available data. Skills to become a better decision-maker and problem-solver are presented. A key ability is to use mathematical programming to make or confirm decisions instead of relying on rules of thumb, opinions, and expert judgement.3 Credits
Accounting, the language of business, provides crucial decision-making information to business organizations. This introduction to financial and managerial accounting prepares students to construct and interpret financial statements, generate budgets, and to use accounting data for strategic and management purposes with an emphasis on profitability. Legal and ethical issues in accounting are also discussed.3 Credits
This course explores financial statement and cash flow analysis and the time value of money. It presents information on bonds and stock valuation and risk, return, and value. There are also discussions on capital budgeting processes and techniques, cash flow and capital budgeting, and cost of capital and project risk. Options and the international financial market are discussed as well.3 Credits
Economics is the study of how resources are allocated. People of a nation and their government decide how much of a commodity should be produced and how that commodity is allocated. The allocation is done by a price system in free markets. There, prices determine how commodities are to be allocated, and prices determine how much should be made by a business. Microeconomics conveys the study of this allocation system to the level of an individual business. For over 200 years, business behavior has been carefully studied, conclusions made and tested, the models formulated and refined. Managerial Economics draws on the principles of economics and applies them to managerial decisions. It is incumbent on the student to be well versed in economic theories, models, and concepts so that their applications are pertinent, appropriate, and well-reasoned.3 Credits
Introduction of the fundamental elements of effective project management and provides students with the opportunity to apply these elements using exercises and examples based on real-time projects. The tools and techniques used to plan, measure, and control projects, as well as the methods used to organize and manage projects, are also discussed. Focus is on developing project managers who can find the right people to do the right work at the right time, and for these people to make the right decisions. If you intend to certify as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, initiate contact with the Project Management Institute at www.pmi.org and/or your local PMI® chapter.3 Credits
A strong foundation for understanding what is meant by information technology and the business side of managing it, information technology in the context of organizations and their use of it. Focus is on business pressures and the strategies used to counter them, especially through the use of Web-based strategic information systems. Examination of electronic commerce applications related to the use of supply chain management to make products and services available for their customers, such as through Business to Consumer (B2C), Business to Business (B2B), Business to Employee (B2E), and Business to Government (B2G).3 Credits
This course is designed to address the entire technology commercialization process, from idea to market. As technology drives innovation and companies seek more effective ways to exploit the intellectual property they create, it is important for students in business, engineering, and the sciences to understand the processes that result in successful new technology products in the market. This course is a comprehensive look at the issues related to the transfer and commercialization of new technology. High-tech businesses with patentable technology, whether engineering technology, biotechnology, or information systems technology, display different business models, processes, and characteristics from mainstream types of business.3 Credits
The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. This project is completely individualized; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.3 Credits