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Master of Science in Information Technology and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Online

Future-proof your career by adding two competitive master’s degrees to your resume. Our online MSIT and MBA dual degree program gives you a streamlined path to earning two profession-advancing degrees in one program. Stand out as the lead candidate in any interview or promotion with double strengths in technology and business administration.

Overview

Discover the Value of a Dual Degree

Scale up your worth and professional opportunities by earning the two most marketable degrees of today: the rising MSIT and the prized MBA. Taught conveniently online, the Master of Science in Information Technology and Master of Business Administration dual degree program from Emporia State equips you with the knowledge, insights, and skills to be a tech- and business-savvy expert all in one.

$18,513 Total Tuition

As few as 18 months Duration

51 Credit Hours

As a seasoned professional, the online MSIT and master of business dual degree program offers you both up-to-date technical training and added business expertise that serve as catalysts for upward mobility. If you are pivoting your career, this online dual program is equally useful in building your foundation in two leading professional areas and paving your path to new opportunities.

The combined and advanced master’s curriculum fully prepares you to tackle any professional challenge from all angles. You will be prepped to easily maneuver from influencing business decisions in the boardroom to troubleshooting tech solutions behind a digital device. Courses based on both theory and practice will help you develop the strategic perspective and critical thinking to implement cutting-edge technologies; communicate effectively across financial, operations and technical departments; and navigate fluctuating markets.

Our highly trained faculty, who are prepared with the highest degrees and certifications in their fields, will teach you how to leverage your merged strengths as essential resources that all companies need. Throughout your coursework, you will work collaboratively with your student colleagues and professors to gain practical experience in the most common challenges facing the corporate world today.

Plus, with ESU’s School of Business AACSB International accreditation, you will have the rigorous degree qualifications that help you stand out among the competition for more senior, higher-paying roles.


In this online MSIT and MBA dual degree program, you will:

  • Gain an extensive, advanced comprehension to apply and manage technology in business
  • Apply theory and hands-on experiences to business cases, utilizing popular software for project management (MS Project, ProjectLibre), financial planning (Planners Lab, Excel Solver), data management (Microsoft SQL Server, RapidMiner, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau), statistical analysis (SPSS Statistics) and diagramming (MS Visio, diagrams.net)
  • Expand coding skills through use of various programming languages such as PHP, Python, and Java
  • Understand and apply emerging ethics in business technology
  • Expand your understanding of marketing management within cross-functional and marketing-oriented organizations
  • Increase your comprehension of fundamental concepts in managerial economics and financial management
  • Understand how to leverage information systems for managerial decision-making and maximize complex technology for organizational support
  • Learn to integrate all aspects of your MBA learnings while demonstrating an understanding of the managerial role in policy formulation and strategic development

This AACSB-Accredited Business and Technology Program Prepares for Roles Such as:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • IT Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Security Analyst
  • Project Lead
  • Manager

Accreditations:

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

Online – The Affordable Way to Earn Your Degree

Emporia State University offers accessible and affordable online degree programs designed to advance your professional qualifications. Tuition for the online MSIT and MBA dual 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

$18,513 Total Tuition

Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.

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Calendar

Start When You’re Ready. Choose From Our Multiple Start Dates.

The MSIT and MBA dual degree 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 2021, Session I August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 12, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 19, 2021 October 8, 2021
Fall 2021, Session II October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 7, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 14, 2021 December 8, 2021
Spring 2022, Session I January 19, 2022 January 5, 2022 January 8, 2022 January 12, 2022 January 15, 2022 March 8, 2022
Spring 2022, Session II March 28, 2022 March 14, 2022 March 17, 2022 March 21, 2022 March 24, 2022 May 13, 2022
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Admissions

Showcase Your Strengths Using Our Holistic Admission Process

To apply for the MSIT and MBA dual degree online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution. GMAT waivers can be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA.

MSIT/MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • 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:

  • 3 or more years of experience managing technology resources
  • 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

Have a question? Call us at 800-721-2248 800-721-2248.

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Courses

Preview Your Online Graduate Classes

The MSIT and MBA dual degree online curriculum is comprised of 17 courses (51 credit hours), including 48 credit hours of core courses and 3 credit hours of an MBA elective. If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in an information technology discipline, Emporia State will provide the foundational knowledge you need to succeed in this graduate program through additional, leveling coursework.

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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 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

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 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of advanced database concepts including data modeling, normalization, data warehousing, big data, and data security. This course also focuses on exploring various database models including object-orientated model, client-server model, cloud-based model, and NoSQL model, as well as to apply these concepts to solve business problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course plans to give students an in-depth understanding of the field of Cloud Computing, its enabling technologies, and main building blocks. Students will gain hands-on experience solving relevant problems through projects that will utilize various public cloud tools. The objective of this course is that students will develop the skills needed to become a practitioner or carry out research projects in this domain.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to programming with Python. Due to its extraordinary combination of power and ease of use, Python has become the tool of choice for developing user-friendly applications in the business world. In this course, students will learn the essentials of this object-oriented/event-driven language. Students will also be introduced to the use of Python in building applications.

Duration: 15 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the CIO-level management perspective and skills of an enterprise architect. Students will learn that enterprise architectures are best developed incrementally by system development projects that are aligned with strategic goals and the enterprise architecture. The course provides students with the understanding and skills needed to define and implement successful enterprise architectures that provide real value to organizations, such as substantially reducing IT costs while improving performance, agility, and alignment of information technology to business goals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth study of the role of information and communication technology to support electronic commerce in organizations and focuses on B2B and B2C interactions. The course covers the importance of understanding revenue models, and the use of consumer data, legal, ethical, and technology factors that must be considered when planning, designing, and implementing e-commerce systems.

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.

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 one of the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This class covers in detail the common law of contracts, sale law (UCC), negotiable documents, secured transactions, property law, bailments, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy law. The class is intended to give students more detailed coverage of important areas of law for businesses and to prepare accounting majors for the CPA exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers essential decision models and strategic metrics that form the cornerstone of marketing analytics. Using the insight gained in the course, students can predict the outcome of marketing plans to boost return on marketing investment (ROMI). The course emphasizes case studies and hands-on learning so students can immediately apply the tools and techniques in their organizations. A variety of relevant topics are discussed, such as market sizing, forecasting and positioning, promotion-budget allocation, profit maximization, and communicating to senior executives through data-driven presentations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the emerging business models, rules, tactics and strategies associated with the internet, stressing integration with other channels and marketing operations in both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides exposure to how consumers purchase and use products or services and the corresponding influencing factors, with emphasis on the components of attitudes, beliefs, information processing and the decision process. The strategies organizations employ to affect and respond to consumers' decisions are also studied.

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