Executive MBA in Information and Communication Technology
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
- A basic understanding of the major technologies currently in use in the telecommunications and information industries, including emerging developments. Included are circuit switched technologies, packet switched technologies, both wireless and wireline analog and digital services, LANs, WANs, WiFi, WiMax, 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, cable television, cable modems, radio technologies, satellite, broadcast, internet, etc.
- An appreciation of the benefits and costs of using various technologies to meet the needs of a variety of end- users
- An understanding of the major regulatory regimes that govern each type of telecommunications service, including the rationale for such regulations and a critical view of regulatory issues. This includes an overview of how regulatory practice has evolved in other countries
- A broad range of managerial skills including the importance and practice of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and law. Students will appreciate the importance of these functions to the operation of telecommunications firms, as well as be able to integrate these areas in the context of particular business models
- Exposure to, and analysis of, a variety of strategic options, including financial, technical, value chain, marketing, and organizational dimensions
- An appreciation for the importance of, and boundaries for, ethical management decisions
- An understanding of how globalization provides both opportunities and constraints on stakeholders in the industry
- Students will also be effective communicators, quantitatively literate, and effective team members and leaders
Application Date Requirements
August 1st for Fall, December 1st for Spring, April 1st for Summers