Top 11 MBA Programs for IT Leaders - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IT Leadership // IT Strategy
08:30 AM
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey
Connect Directly

Top 11 MBA Programs for IT Leaders

These leading university masters programs could help you take your IT career to the next level.
2 of 12

10. (tie) Santa Clara University

Leavey School of Business


Location: Santa Clara, California

Annual Tuition: approx. $37,380 (more for executive MBA)

Enrollment: Information unavailable

Programs for IT Leaders: MBA, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Information Systems

This Jesuit university in the heart of Silicon Valley caters to students who work in the technology industry. Its two-year MBA programs are offered in evening or online versions designed for students who are currently working and have about five years of experience. Its executive MBA program is a more intensive (and more expensive) 17-month program for students with 10 or more years of experience and classes every other weekend.

The MS in business analytics takes five quarters for students who attend full-time or two years for those who attend part-time. As with the MBA, courses are offered evenings and weekends. Average GMAT scores for incoming students is 668 with an average GPA of 3.48 and average age of 28.

The MS in information systems is a flexible program that can take from 18 to 27 months depending on how many courses students take at a time. Again, courses are offered evenings and weekends. Students in this program tend to be a little younger — average age of 25 — with an average GPA of 3.30 and average GMAT score of 648.


Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
2 of 12
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The Best Way to Get Started with Data Analytics
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  7/8/2020
10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/24/2020
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/29/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
Flash Poll