An MBA in Technology or Information Technology (IT) can be a rewarding step for many students.
Indeed, firms in the technology field, such as behemoths like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, are increasingly hungry for MBA talent to help drive their businesses. To land jobs in these and other companies, an MBA grad may need a unique combination of talents, including management skills and an understanding of complex technology. (See also: the Top 10 Feeder MBA Programs for the Top Tech Companies)
Fortunately, an MBA in Technology can help meet these needs. A specialized MBA in the Technology field might cover a number of topics, perhaps including innovation, analytics, and supply chain management.
Post-MBA careers in technology can take many forms, from an information technology manager at a consulting firm to a director of data management. An MBA can help students interested in this field understand the managerial and strategic implications of technology in business. And increasingly, online businesses like Amazon and Google are hiring MBAs in management positions. Students who want a better understanding the technology itself can pursue hybrid degree options like an MS/MBA.
See the 10 best MBA programs for Technology or Information Technology below.
Haas’ proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley make it an ideal choice for MBAs looking for jobs in the technology field. The school’s top employers include a range of tech and internet firms, such as Google, eBay, and Adobe. Almost 33 percent of the school’s MBA class of 2019 went into the technology field.View School Profile
One-third of the most recent ESADE MBA class went into the technology sector, an increase over previous years. The school has recruiting relationships with technology firms like Uber, Facebook, and Amazon.View School Profile
Some 40 percent of BYU’s MBA class of 2019 went into the technology sector. Hiring companies have included Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, HP, Amazon, Dell, and others in the sector.View School Profile
The school’s Center for Digital Transformation produces relevant resources and puts on technology-related events. For technology-minded students, the school’s MBA specialization in Digital Transformation helps students understand what it takes to succeed in the digital economy.View School Profile
Smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, there’s perhaps no business school that’s closer to the headquarters of some of the world’s biggest technology firms. Typically, between one-quarter and one-third of each of Stanford’s MBA classes go into the technology sector.View School Profile
Tepper offers a robust selection of electives in information technology, as well as an MBA track in “Technology Leadership.” The school's recently-launched campus in Silicon Valley will only solidify ties with the tech industry. In recent years, between 30 and 40 percent of the school’s MBA cohort have gone into the technology industry.View School Profile
Close to Redmond, Washington (the home of Microsoft), Foster is right in the middle of a bustling tech center. With specialized offerings like the “Technology Management” MBA, it’s no surprise that this school tends to send at least half of its MBAs into the technology sector.View School Profile
In recent years, ASU - Carey has become a recruiting destination for tech firms like Amazon, Adobe, IBM, Go Daddy, and others hungry for MBAs. The school offers an MBA concentration in Information Management.View School Profile
Typically, around one-quarter of CEIBS' MBA graduates go into technology. Tech behemoths like Amazon, Microsoft, Intel have snapped up grads in recent years.View School Profile
Information technology is a $70 billion industry in India, and IIM-A students know this: typically, over half of the school’s PGP-X grads go into the sector.View School Profile
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