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MBA in IT Offers Immense Scope

This article highlights the benefits of acquiring a MBA in IT which opens up wide career paths for the Indian students.

Antony Chacko

The remuneration for information systems managers is among the best in the industry. The ability to combine management skills and technical skills on the job make them valuable assets for firms.

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In today’s rapidly changing technology environment, an MBA in Information Technology has immense scope and can take you places. An MBA in IT Management, will give you a unique competitive advantage as you will gain enhanced analytical and financial skills and knowledge of the latest technology. It’s a lethal combination of two very dynamic aspects of any business: management expertise and IT.

The course typically allows you to explore various leadership styles and learn to evaluate and select the most appropriate style for managing the many IT functions, projects, and staff to deliver the intended value of IT to the organization. If you are pursuing management and director-level positions in IT functions that require both information technology and business expertise then this is the course for you.

Being competitive in the IT management field requires both strong technology skills and a solid foundation in business management. This program expands the Information Technology in all facets of business including Outsourcing, e-commerce, IT and ITES sectors. Though the exact curriculum differs from one college to the other, the course usually starts with financial accounting, marketing, and operations management, and moves on to the fundamentals of information technology in computer science, Database Management and Networking, eBusiness, telecommunications and so on. On competition of this programme you will have the following skills:

  • You will be able to use digital commerce and e-business tools to meet an organisation’s business goals.
  • Integrate the latest information systems technologies
  • Employ e-commerce for competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Successfully manage the evolving  IT needs of progressive organizations
  • Design and manage the operational steps of specific IT projects 
  • Learn to utilize telecommunications and data communications in a global environment

Almost every national and international company of repute, both in India and abroad, is always looking for competent and qualified professionals to help them cope with the dynamic business environment. An MBA (IT Management) graduate’s climb up the corporate ladder is usually accelerated, with positions as CTOs (Chief Technology Officers), CIOs (Chief Information Officers), information technology directors or IT managers.

The other career opportunities are Computer Information Specialist, Information System Manager, Management Information System Manager, Vice president of Information Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Software Delivery Specialist, IT Financial Management, Sourcing, and IT Configuration Manager.

Salaries for information systems managers are quite competitive; in fact they are among the best across industries. This isn’t surprising, given that this field brings together two sought-after skill sets.

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