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Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems

Cameron School of Business
 Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems

Strengthen and support the symbiotic relationship of business and technology with the Executive Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Information Systems online program from UNCW. This career-advancing program features online coursework enhanced by dynamic residencies on campus and abroad.

Overview

Future-Proof Your Career with the Executive MBA in Information Systems Online Program at UNCW

Bridge the gap between business and technology and transform yourself into a uniquely qualified, indispensable leader with the Executive MBA in Information Systems from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This high-engagement program extends beyond a typical online MBA experience, fostering leadership and collaborative opportunities for hands-on learning, peer interaction and networking.

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$24,957*


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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42


Program
Credit Hours

While data and technology are considered essential by all companies, few are deriving maximum benefit from existing technology or can strategize the best solutions for future needs. In this rigorous, AACSB-accredited Executive Masters in Information Systems online program, you will develop a keen understanding of the connection between technology and all business functions and will learn to leverage information systems to achieve corporate goals, resolve issues and improve processes.

Learn how to select, implement, manage and evaluate information systems to align with organizational initiatives, streamline operations and accelerate productivity, efficiency and growth. As many low-level technology jobs are outsourced, there is a growing demand for executives who know how to best use technology to meet business needs.

This immersive program includes a one-week international residency at one of several locations in Europe or Asia, enabling you to consult with actual foreign clients and present recommendations for addressing potential changes on a global scale. The Executive MBA in Information Systems online program places you in small, interactive cohorts of experienced peers – building relationships that extend beyond graduation. Become empowered to share your knowledge and insight alongside your fellow students.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and management experience in the private sector.

This high-value business master’s program requires far less financial investment than MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina, while providing diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this specialization, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the analysis and design of information systems for improving business performance
  • Learn how to develop and implement long-term plans for designing, delivering and using operational information systems to achieve strategic domain goals
  • Develop your understanding of the concepts and processes that are critical to short-term and long-term organizational decision-making
  • Develop your core management skills with a specific look at problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, team building and leadership

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Tuition

Stay Within Budget with Our Affordable Tuition

An outstanding value, the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems is considerably more affordable than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. Benefit from the convenience of paying by the course for our online programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Executive MBA Fee Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $503.15 $25.70 $1,509.45 $77.10 $3,825 $24,957.30
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,271.43 $25.70 $3,814.29 $77.10 $3,825 $57,255.06

Total tuition and fees may vary by student and are subject to change. Learn more.

Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

NOTE: For Distance Education/Extension courses that require proctored exams, there may be additional fees for the verification of student identity. Students may also be required to find an independent testing facility for these exams. Contact the course instructor for more information.

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Calendar

Note These Important Calendar Dates

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems online program is designed to offer working professionals the flexibility of online learning paired with value-added on-campus and international residencies. We conveniently offer rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Term Classes Begin Application Deadline Document
Deadline
Registration Deadline Payment Due Withdrawal Deadline Course End Date
Fall 1 2021 08/23/21 07/24/21 07/31/21 08/25/21 08/26/21 09/07/21 10/10/21
Fall 2 2021 10/18/21 09/18/21 09/25/21 10/20/21 10/21/21 11/02/21 12/05/21
Spring 1 2022 1/17/22 12/11/21 12/28/21 1/19/22 1/20/22 2/1/22 3/6/22
Spring 2 2022 3/14/22 2/12/22 2/19/22 3/16/22 3/17/22 3/29/22 5/1/22
Summer 1 2022 5/16/22 4/16/22 4/23/22 5/18/22 5/19/22 5/31/22 7/3/22
Summer 2 2022 7/4/22 6/4/22 6/11/22 7/6/22 7/7/22 7/19/22 8/21/22

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

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Admissions

Gather These Items to Apply to our Online Executive MBA in Information Systems Program

To apply for the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems online, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required.

Electronic Method (Preferred):
Password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to [email protected]

Paper Method – Official Transcripts (Envelope Sealed by the Institution):
UNCW Graduate School
Attn: Kimberly Goerne Harris
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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Courses

Preview Your Courses in the Online Executive MBA in Information Systems Program

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems online curriculum is comprised of 14 courses (42 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of EMBA core courses, six credit hours of required residencies, and six credit hours of electives.

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As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems program, you must take the following core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You will complete the following residency courses.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Requires campus attendance for two (2) weekends. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to promote and develop the soft skills that are essential for managers, but are difficult to develop in an online environment. The purpose of this class is to help bridge the knowing doing gap that occurs when students have strong content knowledge but limited experience in applying that knowledge to real world situations. Learning activities in this class may include role plays, team-building exercises, real world cases and other applied learning activities that can occur in an immersive learning environment.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Requires 1-week trip abroad. This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for the Executive MBA program. The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems program, you must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the conceptual foundations of relational databases and data management, interpreting database structure for relevant data, data queries and reporting, and searching for data anomalies [sometimes referred to as "data cleansing" of errors and inconsistencies]. Students will become familiar with database modeling and logical design. Proficiency in developing complex queries and report generation is stressed.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the creation and implementation of long-term plans for designing, delivering and using organizational information systems to achieve strategic domain goals and objectives. Topic areas also include monitoring and controlling organizational IS resources to ensure alignment with, and achievement of, strategies, goals and objectives.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Fundamentals of Data Center technologies and management. Students learn the roles of databases, computing hosts, connectivity, and storage in a data center. The details of storage technologies, storage network protocols and computing architectures are covered. Management and design considerations such as virtualization of resources, metered usage, business continuity, recovery, replication, and security are also discussed.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the analysis and design of information systems for improving business performance. It covers various methodologies to analyze business needs in the form of functional and non-functional requirements and to translate the requirements into information system solutions.

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