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Master of Business Administration

Stay on the pulse of changes, discover new ideas, and learn how to shape your industry, with ITU’s ACBSP accredited Master of Business Administration program. Whether you’re looking to make your mark at a Silicon Valley tech firm, or start the next Apple, we have the courses and concentrations to help you unlock your career potential.


You have the option to choose an MBA or an MBA concentration. ITU provides 2 MBA concentrations that prepare you with specialized skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Business Analytics: learn from courses such as Quantitative Analysis, Web Analytics, Data Warehousing and Visualization, Developing Value Through Business Analysis Applications, and Predictive Analytics for Business Strategy.

    Business Analytics Emphasis Learning Outcomes

    • Identify situations to learn from the application of Decision Sciences practices
    • Design systems to mechanize data collection and data mining that can deeply influence the success of a business.
    • Explain the main features of information technology principles and tools, with their application in a business setting.
    • Determine appropriate data analytics methodologies to support critical thinking for decision making.
    • Illustrate effective communication skills that help the presentation of analysis outcomes.
  • Healthcare Management: learn from courses such as Principles of Global Healthcare, Healthcare Strategic Management, Global Entrepreneurship in the Health Sector, Healthcare Sector Marketing Tools and Techniques, and Health Sector Innovation.

    Healthcare Management Emphasis Learning Outcomes

    • Identify and assess important factors such as tools, processes, products, and technologies to successfully operate in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare industries.
    • Determine the essential components for operations, strategic planning, knowledge management, and decision support in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare industries.
    • Explain ways to improve the environment in which the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare industries function, such as innovation, security, privacy, safety, and ethics.
    • Summarize the effect of applying healthcare management theories and research to current problems and issues in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare industries.
    • Create frameworks to increase the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare industries.

Why You Should Apply

At ITU, you will be able to take advantage of:

  • Seasoned industry experts, who come from companies like NASA, HP, and Pfizer.
  • A program designed to teach you the practical skills needed to supplement your education, and maximize your career prospects.
  • Flexible night and weekend class schedules, and online course offerings that allow you to continue your career while furthering your education.
  • A program offered by a university that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Course Sampling

  • Advertising Strategy
  • Principles of Business Analytics
  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • Technology & Operations Management

What You Will Learn

The Organizational Leadership Skills course shares the principles, strategies and elements needed to effectively lead teams in the workplace. Students in the class will gain an in-depth knowledge on a variety of leadership techniques and gain real-world insights based on professors with years of career experience.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will:

  • (ILO 1 Problem Solving) Justify the usage of core business theories to solve problems in the business environment.
  • (ILO 2 Critical Thinking) Appraise critical thinking models to make effective business decisions.
  • (ILO 3 Communication literacy)
    I. Construct business documents clearly, concisely, and analytically.
    II. Illustrate effective speaking skills in groups and in public.
  • (ILO 4 Collaboration and Teamwork) Assemble teams for business projects using effective group dynamics.
  • (ILO 5 Technical literacy) Illustrate in depth knowledge of key technical functions for business to work efficiently
  • (ILO 6 Research skills and Information literacy) Identify and apply research methods to understand current business practices.
  • (ILO 7 Individual Responsibility) Model sound ethical social responsibility.

Building Your Career in Business Administration

At ITU, our internship and internship learning programs give you the chance to use your new skills and get ahead in your career.

You can identify your career goals with one-on-one guidance, industry workshops, job placement strategies, and networking opportunities. These expert-led programs offer you the necessary help to succeed beyond the classroom.

What Our Students Say

Aastha Tandon came to ITU following a successful marketing career in India. After graduating she was promoted from her internship with US marketing firm Milestone Internet Marketing. She continues to work there today but hopes to one day start her own marketing firm in the Silicon Valley. Tandon believes that her education at ITU helped give her a firm understanding of entrepre- neurship and the confidence to one day start her own company.

“I’d like to start my own company and become an entrepreneur. ITU has actually really helped with entrepreneurship, I learned that even small ideas could make you a lot of money.”

Meet Some of Our Great Faculty

Dr. Nik Tehrani is a business and marketing expert, with over 25 years of experience in industry. Dr. Tehrani brings his industry knowledge to the classroom, with his classes drawing from a career that has seen him take up roles such as Global Director of Program Management at electronic manufacturing giants, Sanmina, and found his own electronics manufacturing company. An accomplished academic, with numerous articles published in journals such as the International Journal of Business Management and Economic Research and the Journal of Medical & Health Science, Dr. Tehrani has a combined 18 years of teaching experience at UC Berkeley Extension and CSU East Bay.

Admission Requirements

  • Sealed official transcripts from all universities attended
    • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or graduate GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale. Transcripts, listing courses taken and grades received, must be mailed directly from the institution or through a verified e-Transcript provider. International Students please review additional requirements listed below.
  • Statement of purpose (500-750 words)
    • Please describe why you are interested in the intended program of study, and how you hope to use this education to achieve your future goals.
  • Resume demonstrating relevant work or volunteer experience
    • Two pages maximum.
  • GRE or GMAT scores
    • Recommended. Scores must be sent directly from the testing center.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Recommended. Required if minimum GPA is not met. Letters should speak to the student’s professional and academic experience and potential to succeed in graduate school.

International Applicants

Application Deadlines
Fall (Classes start September)August 15
Spring (Classes start January)December 15
Summer (Classes start May)April 15

Program Requirements

  • Required Courses
    • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
    • 1 Capstone Course: Thesis or Project: 3 Credit Hours
    • Internship: 1 Credit Hour
  • Elective Courses: 11 – 20 Credit Hours
    • Cross Disciplinary Course: Up to 3 Credit Hours (Counts as Elective).
    • Transfer Credits: Up to 9 Credit Hours (Counts as Elective)
    • Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours
  • 36 Total Credit Hours
  • Core Courses
    • MGT 503 Organizational Leadership Theories
    • FIN 534 Financial and Economic Analysis
    • MKT 551 Competitive Marketing Strategies
    • MIS 527 Technology and Operations Management
  • Capstone Course
    • MGT 690 Pitching a Business Plan to Venture Capitalists
    • MBN 697 MBA Thesis
    • BUA 690 Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics
Fee Structure
Program Tuition*$21,600
Insurance Premium***$1,994.24
* Based on 36 credit hours.
** Fees are subject to change.
*** May be waived if student has equivalent insurance coverage.
**** For a full-time student, graduating in four trimesters, including one-time and per trimester fees. Actual total tuition will vary based on each student’s course of study.

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Last modified: August 30, 2017