A fairly new specialization that is available in some of the top MBA colleges in India Is MBA in Information Technology. This specialization has gained huge popularity among MBA aspirants. The combination helps students fetch dream managerial jobs offered by IT giants. Undergraduates with or without IT background in their studies can opt for this course. This course integrates the management and Information Technology to meet the growing demand for business management professionals in the IT field. So, students who complete this course can apply for many jobs in any IT related sector. To stay ahead of the curve the students who completed MBA in IT can improve their knowledge by pursuing IT and Technology related courses. Here is the list of top 5 IT and technology related courses students could pursue after completing their MBA in IT from top MBA colleges in India.
Project Management Professional(PMP):
The project management professional(PMP) certificate is an international certificate offered by a non - profit organization called Project management institute. To be eligible for the certification the candidate should have prior experience in managing the projects and should have pursued a degree/ any other course with project management as a subject. The candidate who meets all the above criteria should take a project management certification test which consists of 200 multiple choice questions which needs to be answered in 4 hours.
Being a globally recognized certification, this certificate when attained after an MBA would definitely make you eligible to fetch project management jobs all over the world and helps you stay ahead of the curve.
Data Science and Data Analytics
Analytics is a subject where you need to put forward both the business and technical skills forward. MBA in IT being a specialization that focuses on both would definitely make a candidate ready to work on data analytics. So, a course in data science and data analytics would be a right choice for candidates who pursued MBA in information technology.
When it comes to the institutes offering data science/ data analytics certification course the choice is wide. There are many international and national institutes providing both online and offline courses in this subject. One should opt an institute based on the value the certification from a particular institute has in the market.
Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA)
This is one of the most sought after certification courses by MBA's, Certified Information Systems Auditor is a position a candidate can acquire after clearing the exam and achieving the eligibility criteria. This certification is globally recognized and offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). As the name implies these professionals would be considered to be skilled in taking control of auditing and security of information systems.
The certification exam is conducted thrice a year all over the world in the months of June , September and December. The examination consists of 150 multiple choice questions and the exam is available in multiple languages. Apart from clearing the examination to be eligible for the designation the candidate should have at least 5 years of professional experience related to information systems.
AWS certified solution architect:
As lot of IT companies are leveraging cloud computing, the certifications by AWS institutes which focus on cloud computing are in great demand and would be a best choice to amp up the career of an MBA graduate. AWS certified solution architect is one of the top courses out of many certifications provided by AWS. To start preparing for the AWS certified solution architect certification one would require no programming knowledge which made it popular among MBA graduates with little or no programming knowledge. A prior knowledge of working on AWS platform would be an added advantage to clear the examination but it is not compulsory.
The certification examination format for AWS certified solution architect conducted by AWS institutes would be in multiple choice format with a time of 130 minutes. The examination is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese languages.
ISB Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA)
Business Analytics is one more career option sought by most of the MBA graduates who specialized in Information Technology. The ISB Certificate Programme in Business Analytics provided by ISB is considered to be one of the best courses for Business Analytics in India. It is a comprehensive course which provides the candidate with deep knowledge on business analytics as well as management. In this era of Big Data where data is ruling the business world a certification like this from Business Analytics would help MBA graduates to fetch high level jobs.
Learning is a continuous process, the more you learn the more you grow, After an MBA in Information Technology it would definitely be a wise decision to take up a course to stand out of the crowd. The courses and certification listed above are some of the most sought after courses which would add value to your career. The course needs to be selected based on the candidates area of interest.