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MBA in Digital Innovation & Information Systems

Digital Innovation & Information Systems MBA

Available to 15- and 20-Month MBA Students

Gain an advanced and in-demand understanding of technology innovation and position yourself for success within the growing area of organizational operation. As companies grow more reliant on new technologies, a critical need is emerging for professionals who bring competencies in both business management and technology. Enhance your MBA and increase your competitive edge with this area of study.

Surveys of IT management indicate a persistent concern for achieving alignment between business needs and technology resources. And CIOs affirm that significant improvement is needed for managers who possess the knowledge and skills to envision, manage, and lead initiatives that span the realms of business, IT, and innovation.

Our MBA concentration in Digital Innovation and Information Systems (DIIS) focuses on bridging the gap between business and technology, giving Graziadio graduates a distinct advantage in the marketplace.

Possible career opportunities include:

  • Systems or technology analyst
  • Infrastructure manager
  • Information manager
  • IT director, CIO
  • Enterprise architect
  • Business intelligence analyst/manager
  • Process analyst/manager
  • IT Program/project manager
  • Business-IT relationship management
  • Digital business consultant
  • Operations management, COO
  • Technology product management

Blended Format: Online and On-campus Learning

All DIIS MBA electives are offered in a blended learning format with one elective course scheduled per 7-week period. Each elective  (with the exception of the DIIS Applied Research Project) requires two Saturdays of on-campus class sessions at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, with the remaining coursework offered online.

Elective DIIS MBA Courses

Twelve units are to be selected from the following courses:

Course No. Course Title Units
ISTM 660 Business Analytics and Intelligence 2
ISTM 661 Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure Management 2
ISTM 662 DIIS Portfolio and Project Management 2
ISTM 663 Managing DIIS Security, Privacy and Ethics 2
ISTM 664 Business Process Analysis and Innovation 2
ISTM 665 Digital Innovation and Strategic Transformation 2
ISTM 667 DIIS Applied Research Project 2

Up to four units of the MBA electives listed above may be substituted with any two of the following courses:

  • GSBM 693: Global Business Intensive course that is focused on global Digital Innovation and IS
  • BSCI 617: Creating and Leading Effective Teams
  • BSCI 631: Leadership and Organizational Success or OTMT 617: Leadership Theory and Practice
  • OTMT 670: Advanced Principles of Organizations and Leadership
  • BSCI 633: Organizational Development and Change or OTMT 634: Change Management or OTMT 672: Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change
  • DESC 620: Advanced Statistical Tools
  • DESC 621: Valuation of Real Options
  • DESC 634: Supply Chain Management
  • DESC 636: Project Management
  • DESC 637: Multiple Attribute Decision Analysis
  • ENTR 661: Entrepreneurship and the Generation of New Venture Ideas
  • ENTR 662: The Feasibility of New Venture Ideas
  • FINC 633: Working Capital Management
  • FINC 638: Financial Modeling
  • ISTM 669: IT-Enabled Process and Decision Support in New Ventures
  • LEGL 631: Negotiation and Resolution of Business Disputes or LEGL 684: Business Negotiation and the Resolution of Conflict
  • MKTG 670: Technology in Marketing
  • OTMT 678: Creativity and Innovation
  • STGY 645: Responsible Business Practice Capstone

Note: Full-time MBA students have the opportunity to pursue a double concentration through specific choices of electives that count toward both concentrations.