The blended business and IT skills you gain in the online MBA Information Technology concentration will help you and your team meet organizational goals throughout the business.


Throughout the program, you’ll develop sharper skills in critical thinking, gain the tools and thought processes to make evidence-based decisions and design and use processes for a competitive advantage.


Your degree’s comprehensive focus will enhance today’s top-paying IT leadership careers. Complete your Information Technology concentration with nine credits.

With Your MBA in Information Technology Concentration, You Will:

  • Understand key concepts related to how information systems are designed and developed.
  • Deepen knowledge of how data is managed within an organization.
  • Address problems related to IT business functions.
  • Use Big Data and knowledge of systems development to help meet organizational goals.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking, evidence-based decision-making and people management skills.
  • Understand holistic business goals and challenges.

Information Technology Concentration

Your degree’s online courses will be taught by faculty with years of leadership experience. You will learn how to use data and systems design to make sound, evidence-based business decisions. Complete your Information Technology concentration with nine credits. 



ACCT 604 Database Design and Implementation - 3 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals of modern database concepts. Covers relational database design and implementation techniques, as well as the current relational database standard – the structured query language (SQL). Explore advanced topics such as big data analytics.


MISY 606 Object-oriented Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation - 3 Credits

Explores the management, organizational and technical challenges of developing systems. Analyzes business processes within a data-driven development methodology. Students will elicit requirements, weigh alternatives and design and implement solutions. Data, process and object modeling will be covered.


MISY 615 Enterprise Architecture - 3 Credits

Enterprise architecture is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution. The scope of the enterprise architecture includes the people, processes, information and technology of the enterprise, and their relationships to one another and to the external environment.

As the role of Big Data becomes more obvious to companies, the remote workforce grows, and cyber threats become more prevalent, it’s no surprise that IT roles are needed across every industry, which explains the rapid growth rate of the industry.

For instance, the computer and information systems manager role is projected to grow by 16% through 2031, and has a yearly average salary of $159,010 in 2022. The IT manager role was ranked #4 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Technology Jobs list.

Answers to Common Questions

The total estimated tuition cost does not include the cost of living, textbook costs or other fees you may incur. For more information about program fees, you can contact an admissions counselor.

The typical MBA applicant has two or more years of experience (work experience, volunteer work, community service, internships, significant academic projects etc.) but all applicants are considered even if they have limited professional experience. An outstanding undergraduate GPA will strengthen your application if you have less than two years of experience.

The Information Technology concentration requires three courses.

You’ll complete nine credits for the Information Technology concentration.

This program costs $950 per credit hour. If you choose the general or one concentration degree option (44 credit hours), the total tuition is $41,800, which does not include other fees you may incur, such as textbooks and the cost of living. Total tuition increases if you select a double or triple concentration degree option.

For assistance determining the cost of your program, contact an admissions counselor.

You do not need to officially declare a major or concentration until graduation although we suggest that you meet with your advisor to be sure that you are on the right track to earn the major or concentration that you want.


You are not required to choose a major or concentration. If you want to pursue a General MBA, you may choose five unrelated graduate elective courses for a total of 15 credits.


You can also choose from the following options. Please keep in mind that the actual credit count may vary depending on your course waivers and course transfers.

  • MBA with a major and a concentration: 15 credits for the major + 9 credits for the concentration (the program will be 53 credits).

  • MBA with a double major: 15 credits for the 1st major + 15 credits for the 2nd major (the program will be 59 credits).

  • MBA with a double concentration: 9 credits for the 1st concentration + 9 credits for the 2nd concentration (the program will be 47 credits).

Course waivers are granted for certain courses only and may be granted when all of the following criteria are met:

  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree from an AACSB-accredited institution within the past 5 years.

  • You have successfully completed at least 6 credits of undergraduate coursework in the related discipline with a grade of “B” or better in each course.

  • Except as noted below, at least 3 of the above credits are in a course at the intermediate level.


All course waivers are subject to individual review and require the submission of syllabi for all non-UD courses. Meeting the above guidelines does not guarantee that a course waiver will be granted.


Students in the MBA program may have up to 12 credits of course waivers and 9 credits of course transfers but no more than 12 credits combined between the two. A minimum of 32 graduate credits must be taken at the University of Delaware.

MBA Course Waiver Guidelines Effective 6/1/23

If you have moved away, you can continue with your Lerner MBA in most cases by taking online courses as part of the hybrid MBA option for on-campus students.


Under certain conditions, we may be able to accept graduate credit from other institutions:

  1. The institution must be AACSB-accredited;

  2. The class must carry a grade of B or better (not a B-); and

  3. The class must have been completed within the past five years.


Per University policy,

  • Only 9 graduate credits may be transferred in.

  • Credits are not transferred until the student has completed nine credits of graduate work at the University of Delaware.

  • Only earned credits transfer, not earned grades.

  • Courses must have been conducted over a ~14 week semester in order for all credits to transfer. Credits from schools on 10-week quarters will be transferred at 2/3 value.

  • Students who wish to transfer credits to the University of Delaware must provide a course syllabus (not a course description) for each course being considered and official transcripts showing the courses and grades. You may need to contact your prior institution for copies of course syllabi.