1 for salary-
to-debt ratio by U.S. News and world report. Apart from its full-time MBAprogram, professionals with an average work experience of 10 years can opt forthe Technology Management MBA program (TMMBA).
Technology Management MBA Program
This is an accelerated MBA program with a duration of 18 months. As comparedto its full-time MBA, TMMBA has a small cohort size of 34 for the Class of2021. The average work experience is ten years, with an average age of 33years. This program is targeted towards Engineering and I.T. Professionals,and the average GMAT score for its latest incoming class is 587.
Research Centers and Student Clubs
The Stanford Graduate School of Business is also home to multiple centers andresearch initiatives, many of which are exploring and studying issues centralto the technology industry. The Digital Business Initiative, for example,focuses on questions that can be answered with data and statistics. Itexplores the best approaches to use data and designing metrics to influencedecision making policy, data-driven product design, and marketing analysis.Students can also take advantage of the larger Stanford University ecosystem,such as the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, where students and facultyare hard at work building smart algorithms that enable computers and robots tosee and think.Student Clubs such as the Tech Club provides access to employment resourcesand opportunities to network with tech leaders.
Business Technology Concentration
Tepper MBA students can choose to pursue a specialization in businesstechnology. The concentration encompasses an array of technical and managerialcoursework as well as an experiential learning component through appliedprojects.The combination of coursework and projects helps students prepare for a careerin solving business problems using technology and data.Tepper students can also take advantage of coursework across CMU’s top-ratedSchool of Computer Science, the Software Engineering Institute, and the HeinzCollege of Information Systems and Public Policy. Following are some of thecourses in the Business Technology Concentration: * Technology Strategy * Modern Data Management * Data Mining * Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy
Besides the Business Technology Concentration, Tepper also provides studentswith the opportunity for an in-depth study in a field or career in the form ofMBA tracks. MBA Tracks are optional courses and typically consist of 8 – 10electives and a related capstone project.Some MBA tracks that will be of interest to graduates seeking technologycareers post-MBA are Business Analytics, Management of Innovation and ProductDevelopment, and Technology Strategy and Product Management.
6. UCLA Anderson School of Management
With 29.50% of students going into the technology industry after graduation in2018, the UCLA Anderson School of Management is a top choice for those whowant a career in the technology industry. UCLA Anderson graduates entering thetechnology industry commanded a median annual salary of $123,000 and a mediansigning bonus of $30,000.> The employment report for the 2019 class is still not published.
UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Management Center
Anderson is home to the Easton Technology Management Center, an institutedevoted to “developing leaders who shape the future of technology.” Eastonoffers technology courses and field studies; hosts conferences, workshops, andlectures; and supports technology-related research.Anderson students can also choose to pursue a specialization in technologyleadership, taking electives that include technology management, intellectualproperty, and new product development.
Technology Student Clubs
Beyond academics and accomplished faculty, the student-led High-Tech BusinessAssociation organizes Tech treks, Case Competitions as well as multipleconferences and workshops.UCLA Anderson’s combination of technology coursework, experienced faculty, andstudent activities helped the class of 2017 land jobs at companies includingAmazon, Microsoft, Google, Adobe, and Cisco.
Technology Management and Data Analytics Pathways at Kellogg
To students interested in building expertise in the areas of Technology anddata analytics, Kellogg provides various pathways. A pathway is an integrated,cross-functional sequence of courses designed to address a particular skillset or industry.Courses offered in the Technology Management Pathway include marketinganalytics, product management, and introduction to software development alongwith a host of elective courses.The Data Analytics Pathway provides foundational, deep-dive and experientialcourses which not only help students learn about data analytics in businessbut also apply this knowledge to real company situations
Technology MAP Projects
Ross students interested in tech can take advantage of its signatureexperiential learning experience, i.e., the Multi-Disciplinary Action Project.As a part of the core curriculum, students get an opportunity to work withtechnology organizations on solving a real business problem. The followingtechnology organizations participated in the most recent MAP projects: * Alphabet (Parent company of Google) * Amazon * Facebook
Technology Focused Student Clubs at MIT Sloan
Outside of the classroom, Sloan offers tech-focused students a wide assortmentof opportunities through its Data Analytics Club, Entrepreneurship &Innovation Club, MIT FinTech Club, MIT Sloan Coders Club, and MIT Sloan TechClub. These groups provide career preparation, networking opportunities,conferences, and workshops.
4. Don’t be Convinced That Only a Technology Background Gets You Hired
* * *According to the TopMBA report it has become common for engineers andtechnology managers to take an MBA to help progress from a technical to amanagerial position. David Morris however says that he thinks that one don’thave to have a technology background to get the foot into a tech company. “Itreally depends on your background the technology company might looking for inthe role. And this can range from experiences you gained in a consumercompany, which then could benefit a technology company in their various salesverticals”.The data speaks its own language. Looking at only the technology companies inthe survey across the years except of 2013, roles where offered to MBAs in ITand technology functions. This is in line with the reports assumption thattechnical people return to technology companies after their MBA program. Inaddition, the IT and technology sector was one of the few that could increasethe number of functional roles offered to MBAs. It increased from 21% in 2013to 25% in 2014.
6. Get Your MBA from a Leading Business School or Relocated to Asia
* * *Some of the leading business schools have experienced that more of theirstudents join technology companies instead going into the financial orconsulting sector. One example as we have seen is LBS. Another is UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The school currently ranks on 6th positionfor best average MBA salaries in the US with $117, 738. The annual report ofthe school reveals that from last year’s class almost half of all students(43.5%) went into the technology sector. What have LBS and UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in common? They areboth leading business schools and the schools have close relationships withlocally based technology giants such as Google and Amazon.
Evolving technology during the pandemic
But is all that enough to push tech recruiting above consulting and finance?While tech has been following an upward arc for some time, the sector’s strongperformance during the coronavirus pandemic accelerated its development.A recent McKinsey survey found that in North America, the proportion ofproducts and services on offer that were partially or fully digitized rosefrom 41% in 2019, to 60% in 2020. As lockdowns extended across the globe muchof everyday life was forced online.Big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook have seen some of their strongestreturns during the pandemic. Amazon’s year-on-year first quarter profits rosefrom $2.5 billion in 2020 to $8.1 billion in 2021.“Throughout the last year technology has dramatically changed the way we workand live,” says Beth from NYU Stern, “MBA students want to be part ofinnovative organizations developing new solutions.”Those innovative organizations include around 1.35 million tech startupsaround the world, along with the many established players who are investing ininnovative new tech solutions for the post-pandemic age.* * *Read Next:MBA Recruiters Still Wary Of Online Programs