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Master of Business Administration with Information Systems Concentration Online

The accelerated, 100% online MBA with Information Systems Concentration from ESU offers you an innovative combination of core technology competencies and essential business management expertise needed to take your next professional step. Real-world knowledge, taught by leaders in the field, gives you the acumen to connect technical data with strategic business needs. Case study-driven coursework allows you to apply your knowledge immediately in your business environment. Concentration courses include systems analysis and design, and business analytics.


Discover our online Information Systems MBA program

The Master of Business Administration with Information Systems Concentration online at Emporia State University will empower you with the leadership abilities, business management knowledge, and technical expertise in IT to develop technology-driven business solutions that can add value to any organization.

$11,979 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

33 Credit Hours

This AACSB-accredited MBA program, delivered 100% online, gives you the skill set and credentials to compete for upper level management positions. You will gain relevant knowledge and expertise to effectively manage IT projects and assess an organization's IT capabilities. Coursework emphasizes real-world business challenges with a focus on IT project management techniques for software development projects.

Our study of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) emphasizes the tools and techniques that project leaders and systems analysts use to analyze, design and document information systems. You will also develop valuable communication, problem solving and project management skills.

Core MBA coursework spans the fundamentals of managerial economics, marketing and financial management as well as the use of information systems and technology in quantitative analysis to drive dynamic decision-making. Our capstone course guides you in applying your learnings in business policy and strategic management to attain critical objectives.

This rigorous MBA is a potent blend of essential business acumen and advanced technical competencies, giving you academic excellence and exceptional value. Six starts per year and ESU's streamlined admission process, help you get started right away. Accelerated, 7-week courses give you the option of completing your program in as few as 12 months. As you continue your program, case study-driven coursework means you can apply what you learn immediately to your current position.

In addition to core business coursework, you will complete nine hours of information systems and business electives. Choose from topics such as IT Project Management, Business Analytics, Commerce Law, Electronic Marketing, and ERP Foundations.

In this online MBA with Information Systems Concentration program, you will:

  • Gain the knowledge and expertise to effectively manage IT projects and assess an organization's IT capabilities
  • Study the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), with an emphasis on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document information systems
  • Develop communication, problem solving and project management skills for system analysts
  • Deepen your knowledge of organizational behavior and managerial response
  • Study the use of information systems for managerial decision-making and develop an understanding of the use of complex technology for organizational support
  • Understand marketing management within cross-functional and marketing-oriented organizations
  • Learn the fundamentals of managerial economics and financial management

This AACSB Accredited Business Program Prepares for Roles Such as:

  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Application Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)


AACSB Accredited Online Programs
The Emporia State University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


Pay for Your Degree by the Course

At ESU we strive to offer the best educational value to our students and are competitive both regionally and nationally in tuition and fees. Tuition for the MBA with Information Systems Concentration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$363 Per Credit Hour

$1,089 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$11,979 Total Tuition

Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.



Milestones to Guide Your Student Journey

The MBA with Information Systems Concentration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Fall 2022, Session I August 22, 2022 August 08, 2022 August 11, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 18, 2022 October 07, 2022
Fall 2022, Session II October 17, 2022 October 03, 2022 October 06, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 13, 2022 December 08, 2022
Spring 2023, Session I January 17, 2023 January 03, 2023 January 06, 2023 January 10, 2023 January 13, 2023 March 06, 2023
Spring 2023, Session II March 20, 2023 March 06, 2023 March 09, 2023 March 13, 2023 March 16, 2023 May 05, 2023


Find Your Fit for Emporia State’s Online Information Systems Program

To apply for the MBA with Information Systems Concentration online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution

MBA with Information Systems Concentration Online Admission Requirements

  • All online students must complete an ID Verification form. It is strongly encouraged that students complete this form by the admissions document deadline and required no later than the first day of class. This form can be accessed directly through the Graduate Application Portal. Students that do not complete the form by the first day of class could potentially be dropped from all classes.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study
    • Coursework completed toward a master’s program may be included in the most recent 60 hours
    • Minimum GPA of 2.65 may be considered
  • Professional resume and cover letter
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Applicants with a 2.65 to 2.99 GPA may be admitted if other factors point to likely success in the program. Some categories that will highlight potential for success include:

  • 2-4 years of work experience or study in a field that includes quantitative analysis
  • Cover letter that details how applicant will leverage past studies and experience to be successful in program

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to [email protected] or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed (or overnighted) to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

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Read the Details of Our Information Systems MBA Online Classes

The MBA with Information Systems Concentration online curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours), including 21 credit hours of core courses, 9 credit hours of required information systems courses, and a required accounting course. If you don't hold an undergraduate business degree, you must take an additional 6 credit hours of foundation courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an extension of microeconomic analysis to enterprises in the private and public sectors of the economy. Major emphasis is placed on the application of statistics and economic theory to decision making in the firm. Background in economics (micro and macro) and in statistics, and graduate standing are required for this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions is a graduate course designed to introduce the student to quantitative approaches in business decision making. It includes decision analysis, regression analysis in forecasting, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment and transshipment problems, project scheduling, inventory management, simulation, and multi-criteria decision problems. The software packages Management Scientist, Excel, and/or SAS/SPSS are used to solve quantitative business analysis problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An MBA-level course that examines the finance function of a firm from the viewpoint of the internal financial manager. The course emphasizes the conceptual and quantitative tools used to accomplish financial analysis, financial planning and control, management of working capital and long-term assets, determining cost of capital, and planning financial structures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise, and international computing. A background in information technology is required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Behavior of humans–individually, in groups, and in organizations–is examined for managerial aspects. Particular attention is paid to the effects caused by diversity, reorganization, and current environmental conditions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the graduate student with an understanding of the managerial role in formulating, developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to attain business objectives.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The tasks of marketing are reviewed and analyzed within the context of a cross-functional and a marketing-oriented organization. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic environment of the organization and marketing with the intent to recognize, understand, and integrate changes into the marketing process. Students are required to engage in critical thinking and expository writing.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The case method is used for a comprehensive review of financial and managerial accounting from a user’s perspective. Topics include financial statement preparation and analysis, cash management, product costing, decision analysis, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, and management control systems. Computer spreadsheets are developed, and communication skills are emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth study of SDLC. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst use to analyze, design, document, and manage information systems projects. The traditional structured approach to systems analysis is explained. Hands-on assignments are used to provide students with opportunities to apply communication and problem-solving skills and to formulate solutions that address scenarios faced by systems analysts in the business world.

You must take the following two courses. Elective course options will vary by term and are subject to change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will present project management techniques, potential problems, and overall decision making associated with software development projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to enhance and expand the knowledge and skill of students interested in careers in business analytics. Concepts, methods, and models used in business analytics will be considered toward the improvement of business decisions. Data, statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and computer-based models will be used to gain deeper and broader business insights and better fact-based decision making.

The following courses are required only if you do not have an undergraduate business degree.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introductory study of the accounting and finance function of business firms from a manager's point of view. Emphasis is placed on the basic understanding of financial statements, accounting cycle, financial accounting vs managerial accounting, time value of money, and cash flows analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course gives an introduction to important economic and statistics concepts. The course covers the basics in these two areas necessary for students with no previous degree in business to be prepared for their core MBA courses. This course draws material from applied (business) statistics and applies that material to problems reinforcing both microeconomics and macroeconomics.


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