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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with dual degree option for MBA

BS in Information Technology/ MBA Dual Degree

Information technology forms the backbone of U.S. business, so skilled IT professionals are always in demand. Position yourself for the best jobs with an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Excelsior College.

It goes without saying that no dual-degree program is quite like Excelsior's online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with dual degree option for MBA .

A Flexible, Affordable Path to an Information Technology Bachelor's Degree

Our IT bachelor's degree program meets or exceeds the same academic standards that govern IT degree programs at traditional colleges. You'll study with outstanding faculty drawn from some of the nation's leading IT degree programs, while gaining job-ready skills and expertise in subjects such as:

  • Computer security
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Databases
  • Networking and communications
  • Software analysis and design
  • Project management

Online MBA program Designed for Working Adults

You can fit Excelsior's online MBA classes comfortably into your schedule and budget, earning an MBA degree that will help you:

  • Improve your job performance.
  • Raise your earning potential.
  • Help you compete for promotions.
  • Prepare you for leadership roles, including business ownership.

A leading educational innovator

Excelsior designed this unique, career-building degree combination for working adults. You'll take online information technology classes and online MBA classes at your convenience, when they won't conflict with work and family routines. Excelsior also provides:

  • Maximum transfer credit for your previous coursework from other accredited colleges. You may also be eligible to earn academic credit for approved military classes and industry-accredited training programs.
  • "Bridge" classes that count toward both the information technology degree and the MBA degree. You'll have fewer courses to take, and a shorter road to graduation.
  • Cost-saving tuition and flexible payment plans.
  • Outstanding academic support from Excelsior's award-winning team of advisors.

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BS in Information Technology/MBA Dual Degrees Credit Requirements

BS in Information Technology/MBA Dual Degrees Credit Requirements

The BS / MBA program is offered in conjunction with the School of Business & Technology. The dual degree track requires a total of 148 credits. Students are awarded their bachelor's degree by completing 60 credits in the arts and sciences component, 48 credits in the business component, and 7 credits in the additional credit component. Students achieve graduate status after completion of the 6-credit bridge component. The 27-credit graduate course component completes the master's degree requirements.

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Program Outcomes

BS graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics for problem solving in the field of information technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze user needs to define and create appropriate computing requirements and solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively select, evaluate, and integrate information technologies based solutions in a user environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to participate effectively in groups or team projects.
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities, including the impacts of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating technical information in formal reports, documentation, and presentations to users and information technology professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze the impacts of information technologies and computing on the public, organizations, and individuals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply current and emerging technologies and tools for information technologies solutions.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the core information technologies such as database management, information management and security, object-oriented programming, computer architecture, systems architecture, operating systems, and networking.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze computing and information security requirements and risks, and apply the appropriate tools and techniques to protect organizational data assets in an ethically responsible manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply best practices and standards for information technology applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist in the creation and execution of an effective project plan.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and to continue to engage in lifelong learning.

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and manage technology effectively in organizations to improve products, services, and productivity in organizations.
  • Apply strategic management principles to the development and implementation of innovative technologies in organizations.
  • Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  • Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  • Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  • Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  • Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  • Apply project management skills to business situations.
  • Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

Educational Objectives

As an Excelsior College baccalaureate-level Information Technology graduate you will be able to:

  • Apply general and discipline-specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems in the information technology discipline.
  • Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain technically current with, and adaptive to, changing technologies through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  • Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional/industrial environment.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional/industrial environment.
  • Perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society.
  • Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in the information technology field.

Upon successful completion of the Excelsior College MBA program, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  • Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into a strategic business analysis.
  • Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  • Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  • Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  • Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  • Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  • Apply project management skills to business situations.
  • Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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