Top MBA Programs for Technology or Information Technology (IT) 2023

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, including innovation, analytics, and supply chain management. Many MBA students come from tech-heavy backgrounds—such as engineering or IT—and an MBA can often help round out these skills with 'softer' skills such as leadership and negotiation, which are critical for a post-MBA job in tech.

Along those lines, 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 of the technology itself can pursue hybrid degree options like an MS/MBA.

Choosing the best MBA in Technology or Information Technology can be challenging, given the multitude of options available. Top programs often provide a blend of rigorous technical training and comprehensive business education, ensuring graduates are well-equipped to handle the dynamic challenges of the tech industry. Courses may delve into areas like cybersecurity, digital transformation, and emerging technologies, giving students a cutting-edge advantage in the job market.

See the 10 best MBA programs for Technology or Information Technology below.

Stanford, California 99 Followers 171 Discussions
Stanford

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. 

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College Station, Texas 42 Followers 62 Discussions
Texas A&M - Mays

Students with technical backgrounds often gravitate to the MBA program at Mays, which has a technical heritage. Firms like Amazon and Hewlett Packard often recruit from the school; over one-third of the school’s most recent full-time MBA class went into technology roles. 

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Provo, Utah 22 Followers 40 Discussions
BYU - Marriott

In 2021, the school added a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) specialization, which helps students prepare for a career in a technology-focused workplace. As such, the specialization covers a variety of quant-heavy topics, such as statistics and data analysis, which are important for managers in many fields. Some 30 percent of the most recent BYU MBA class went into the technology sector. Hiring companies have included Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, HP, Amazon, Dell, and others in the sector.

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Mannheim, Germany 81 Followers 221 Discussions
Mannheim

Although the school does not offer a dedicated MBA specialization in technology, students can opt to pursue relevant courses such as “From Data to Insights” and “Global Information Management.” And even the MBA’s core curriculum is quite tech heavy. According to the school, the technology sector is one of the three top industry destinations for its MBA grads; the school’s top employers have included Amazon, SAP, Microsoft and Red Hat.

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Berkeley, California 101 Followers 116 Discussions
UC Berkeley - Haas

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. Of the most recent graduating MBA class, almost 30 percent  went into the technology field.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 38 Followers 92 Discussions

Tepper offers a robust selection of electives in information technology, as well as an MBA track in “Technology Strategy and Product Management,” which helps students learn about the challenges and opportunities in developing new technologies or technology companies. The school has a campus in Silicon Valley, where it’s solidified 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.

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Seattle, Washington 37 Followers 31 Discussions
Washington - Foster

Close to Redmond, Washington (the home of Microsoft), Foster is right in the middle of a bustling tech center. The school’s traditional full-time MBA program offers some world-class technology-focused specialization options, such as one in Product Marketing. Additionally, the school also offers an 19-month Technology Management MBA. It’s no surprise that this school typically tends at least 40 percent of its MBAs into the technology sector.

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Tempe, Arizona 26 Followers 65 Discussions
ASU - Carey

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 as well as one in Artificial Intelligence. 

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Shanghai, China 38 Followers 78 Discussions
CEIBS - Shanghai

Typically, around one-quarter of CEIBS' MBA graduates go into technology. Tech behemoths like Amazon, Microsoft, Intel have snapped up grads in recent years.

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Ahmedabad, India 11 Followers 78 Discussions

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.

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