|The Executive MBA in Information and Communication Technology (MBAICT) combines an understanding of converged information and communication technologies with the ability to develop and analyze appropriate business strategies and public policies for this sector. Two key principles underlie the curriculum. First, convergence has blurred the historic boundaries that once separated telecommunications, information, and entertainment. Second, globalization has impacted these industries so that production of hardware and software, network design and operation, customer delivery and service, and business planning have become global activities. Deep and profound influences are captured by globalization, and these involve diversity of thinking, innovation, and unique modes of collaboration. This program has been designed to incorporate significant global exposure and to encompass the full array of information and communication industries.
The following are the degree objectives for the MBAICT program:
The general requirements for admission to graduate studies at APU are found at the beginning of the section describing graduate programs. In addition, there are several specific requirements for the MBAICT program as follows:
For international students either a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or screening by one of our international partners would be required to ensure sufficient ability to study in courses that will be delivered in English.
Enrollment will be limited. This is to ensure the quality of the small class/personal experience and a reasonable parity with the numbers of Asian and European students in the classes.
* For applicants lacking an appropriate undergraduate degree, at least 60 credits of completed undergraduate work, 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, GMAT test with a score of at least at the 50th percentile, essay describing the applicants goals in pursuing the degree, plus a successful interview with a departmental admissions committee will be required. Admission of applicants lacking an undergraduate degree will be reported to the Graduate Studies Committee.
Students are adequately prepared for MBAICT entry if they have a bachelor’s degree in business or a related technical discipline, along with managerial work experience in the telecommunications/information technology sector. Coursework or work experience in accounting, finance, economics, and management, with math competency through algebra and statistics is expected. Students with non-business majors are welcome, and the faculty encourages students with a wide variety of undergraduate experience to apply for admission. If, however, a student’s undergraduate transcript does not indicate adequate preparation in mathematics and business, the student may be admitted and required to take some prerequisite courses. Students may also demonstrate that they have acquired prerequisite knowledge through work experience or self-study.
MBAICT Degree Requirements
Satisfactory completion of 36 semester hours to include 27 credits of required MBA courses as follows: