The foundational skills of an MBA with a focus on Information Technology is an important combination in the modern technology-based world. From large corporations to small businesses, there is always a need for good management. A graduate degree in business is an important factor in reaching senior management ranks within most companies. Through OU’s MBA-IT program, students can qualify for jobs in the private sector, the public sector and in academics.
Numerous Fortune 1,000 companies operate in the KC area. There are over 100 regional employers in the Information Technology sector, ranging in size from 12 to 12,000 employees. New companies are opening up in Kansas City all the time, like these two megaprojects: Meta’s $800 million hyperscale data center, and Panasonic Energy of North America’s $4 billion EV battery plant. Other examples of companies headquartered in the Kansas City area include AMC, American Century, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Oracle (formerly Cerner Corp.,) Evergy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Ferrellgas Partners, Garmin International, H&R Block, Hallmark Cards, JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City Southern, Lockton Companies, Populous, Russell Stover Chocolates, ScriptPro, Seaboard Corporation, T-Mobile (Sprint Legacy), USDA (IRS & NIFA), Waddell & Reed, Water.org and YRC Worldwide. (Source: Kansas City Area Development Council)