MBA in

Information Systems Management

MBA in

Information Systems Management

Do you want to learn how to create value for organizations and society through information technology (IT)? Do you want to join one of the best MBA programs in Canada that will teach you how to design, develop, manage, and secure IT systems and solutions? If so, then the Master of Business Administration in Information Systems Management at IBU is the perfect specialization for you. Learn more down below, so you can seize your opportunity to join one of the best business schools in Canada.

Why choose this specialization?

  • You will learn how to analyze business problems and opportunities, identify user needs and requirements, and propose IT solutions that are feasible, effective, and sustainable from the top experts.
  • You will master the skills and tools to design, develop, test, and deploy IT systems and solutions, such as databases, web applications, mobile applications, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.
  • You will understand the ethical, legal, and social implications of IT, as well as how to manage IT projects, resources, and security in different settings.
  • You will get to experience hands-on learning opportunities, such as labs, case studies, simulations, and projects.

Career outcomes

  • You will be ready for exciting careers in IT management, consulting, analysis, development, or administration in various sectors and industries.
  • You will also have the option to pursue further studies and research in IT-related fields.

How IBU supports you!

  • You will be mentored and guided by our faculty members, who are leading researchers and practitioners in the field of information systems management.
  • You will have access to our state-of-the-art labs equipped with the latest hardware and software to support your learning and research.
  • You will become part of a dynamic and collaborative community of students, alumni, and industry partners who share your passion and interest for IT.

Post Graduate Work Permit Eligibility and Tuition

  • International students will be eligible to apply for a three-year post-graduate work permit after completing their MBA program at IBU.
  • The tuition fee for the MBA program is $24,000 CAD for domestic students, and $36,000 for international students (total). Being one of the most affordable MBA programs in Canada, it is hard to find a more viable option for international students who want to pursue graduate studies in technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Compared to other MBA universities in Canada, IBU offers affordable and high-quality MBA courses that will help you achieve your career goals.

Program
Length

4 Terms – 16 Months
(42 Credit Hours with Capstone Project Work).

Intakes

September, January, and May

Apply for September Intake!

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

IT Management


Manage IT projects and teams, ensure the effective use of technology, and align technology strategies with business goals to drive operational efficiency and business growth.

IT Analysis


Play a crucial role in driving organizational success by assessing system performance and recommending solutions through data-driven decision-making.

IT Administration


Oversee the day-to-day operations of IT systems, manage infrastructure, and ensure data security as an IT Manager, Network Administrator or System Administrator.

IT Consulting


Design IT strategies, optimize IT infrastructure, and asses the technological needs of clients to identify opportunities for competitive advantages through the use of technology.

IT Development


Design, create, or maintain software applications, databases, or other IT solutions as a software developer or application architect.

IBU MBA Requirements

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

Domestic and international students (including current Ontario university graduates, graduates, and out-of-province Canadian students) interested in applying to IBU may do so directly by completing an online application form.

HONOURS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

  • 2 years of work experience
  • B+ GPA or Equivalent
  • Additional courses may be required*

OTHER UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

  • 2 years of work experience
  • B+ GPA or Equivalent
  • Additional courses may be required*

*If you do not hold a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or equivalent business degree, you may be required to complete two bridging courses.

Bridging Courses:
Quantitative Methods for Business
Introduction to Business

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have completed fewer than 4 consecutive years of study in an English-speaking country must show evidence of their English language proficiency by providing an official English language proficiency certificate (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment – CAEL).

International Students
If the international student’s official language of instruction in the undergraduate degree (at least 3 years full-time) was English, and they achieved a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent and a GMAT score over 560, they will be required to submit an official foreign undergraduate degree transcript.

If the official language of instruction in the foreign undergraduate program was not English and the native language of the student is not English, proof of proficiency in English is required. Submission of the official transcript and results of the English Language Proficiency Test are required, as well as a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent and a GMAT score over 560.

International students will require a valid study permit.

Mature Students
Mature students will be able to apply directly to the MBA program. Their applications will be considered individually, and they may need to complete prerequisite subjects.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements and do not have an undergraduate degree but show potential for success in graduate-level study, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, extensive work experience and volunteer experience at a managerial level is expected.

Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements of proof of proficiency in English and achieve a GMAT score over 560, and may be assessed for experience and performance in a number of education/training courses.

Applicants must provide all application materials and a minimum 3-5 page essay outlining their desire to earn an MBA in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Transfer Students
Applicants may apply for admission based on previous studies completed in good standing at an accredited postsecondary university.

Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements as well as a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent, and a GMAT score over 560.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from their transferring program and postsecondary university.

English Proficiency

Proof of English proficiency may be required on a case-by-case basis.

Documents and Fees
All applicants are required to submit the following documents and fees:
A completed online application form
A non-refundable application fee
Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate studies (if applicable)
A CV detailing work experience, skills, voluntary engagement, and interests
A Statement of Purpose of approximately 1000 words, outlining your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your career objectives, and how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program
Reference letters (minimum of 2)
A minimum GMAT score of 560 (unless waived)
Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

A minimum overall IELTS Academic score of 6 and no less than 6 in each ability or equivalent.

How to Apply for Our MBA Program in Canada

Submit your application with the documents listed in Step 2.

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Once your application is completed, your file will be submitted for consideration to the Admissions team at International Business University. IBU can only evaluate applications with the following documents included:

  • Official Transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent.
  • Reference letters
  • International Business University may request foreign transcripts to be evaluated by an IBU-approved international credentialing service such as WES, ICAS.
  • English proficiency test score results. IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo are accepted. The score must be within 2 years.

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A decision is made and communicated to you from IBU Registrar’s Office. At that point, accepted students will need to then pay their deposit in order to receive their final Letter of Acceptance and start your study.

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Once you have received your Letter of Acceptance, you will need to work towards paying the balance of your remaining tuition fees.
It should be noted that as a IBU student you are obliged to pay each term’s tuition fees before the start of each term.

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International students should send their approved visa (if applicable) and update any contact information by emailing [email protected] to receive all important correspondence from the university.
International Business University will look forward to welcoming you on campus to the Master of Global Business Management.

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This institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this program for a five-year term starting April 4, 2023. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)