Business Administration/Information Technology dual degree (M.B.A./M.S.)

Many students with an interest in pursuing a degree in a specific business-related field, such as information technology, are aware of the fact that broader business issues – economics, finance, and marketing – are driving many business decisions. In addition, many M.B.A. students recognize the advantages of an industry-specific degree. In response, Marymount offers a dual degree: the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Technology.

With the IT field becoming progressively more critical to the success of a business, managers are increasingly expected to have skills in both areas. This dual degree program allows a student to gain the credentials necessary for roles requiring a blend of business and IT skills, such as senior business analyst or chief information officer. Students will be prepared for management responsibilities in the global and competitive business environment of today’s IT industry. Graduates will be able to:

  • identify and solve complex IT problems using technical and integrative management decision-making tools
  • employ ethical awareness
  • communicate and work effectively with others, both in technical and in business environments

This dual degree can be completed within 57 credit hours. Classes are available at MU’s Ballston Center.

Admission Requirements: Individuals interested in this dual degree program are encouraged to enroll in it when first applying to the University. However, students can elect to enroll in the dual program after they have already begun their studies in either the M.B.A. or M.S. in Information Technology. The Office of Graduate Admissions will assist students with application procedures.

Minimum Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of C is needed to receive credit for a course in this dual degree program.


The Master of Business Administration prepares graduates for management responsibilities in today’s competitive global business environment whether the goal is to advance in one’s current field, to redirect a career path, or to restart a career. Graduates are employed in all major business sectors in the Washington, DC, region.

Marymount Business graduates work in roles such as vice president, CFO, project manager, budget analyst, sales director, and human resource specialist for organizations like

  • Marriott International
  • Northrop Grumman
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • The World Bank

Dual Degree Requirements

57 credits

Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

  • MBA 512 Accounting for Managers
  • MBA 513 Business Communication
  • MBA 514 Quantitative Methods for Management
  • MBA 515 Organizational Behavior
  • MSC 516 Operations Management
  • MBA 518 Managerial Economics or MBA 520 Macroeconomics
  • IT 503 Managing Information Technology
  • MBA 522 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 521 Marketing Concepts and Practice
  • MBA 526 Strategic Management Seminar
  • LA 561 Law and the Business Environment
  • MGT 560 Ethical Issues in Business and Society
  • One (1) International Business course
  • IT 510 Systems Engineering
  • IT 520 Enterprise Infrastructure and Networks
  • IT 530 Computer Security
  • IT 540 Enterprise Data Management and Analysis
  • IT 610 IT Governance and Strategy
  • IT 680 IT Master’s Project
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