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MBA - Information Technology Concentration

MBA - Information Technology Concentration

Batch Starts 29th Feb'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR10 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 10 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • USD94,371

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course


  • IT Management

Program Structure and Fees

MBA in Information Technology Concentration is a 2 Year course wherein Year 1 you will be studying online with IMT Ghaziabad. Tuition fees for the Online course is INR 4,07,000 . For Year 2, you will be going to the USA and studying on-campus at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Tuition fees for Johnson & Wales University is approximately USD 22,734. You will also have to incur approximately USD 20,144 (Fees are subject to change depending upon intakes and admission year) per annum as living costs in the USA.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Advanced General Management Program


    • Applicants must have scored 65% or above marks in their class 10th, 12th and graduation. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,07,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    11 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MBA - Information Technology Concentration


    • The applicants must successfully complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with an aggregate of 65% and above and a minimum of 60% in each course.
    • TOEFL of >= 80 or IELTS of >= 6.5 or Duolingo >= 110.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 22,734

    Cost of Living

    ~ 20,144

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year 6 months

Other Benefits

  • Get an MBA in Information Technology Concentration Degree from Johnson & Wales University, USA and AGMP certificate from IMT Ghaziabad
  • Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
  • Online Sessions + Live Lectures
  • University-wide ranking in The Wall Street Journal Times Higher Education 2022 College Ranking
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Timely Doubt Resolution
  • 15:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • 96.8% Career Outcomes (For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information)
About IMT Ghaziabad
Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT-G) is India’s premier management school and is the 4th business school in the country accredited by the coveted AACSB. Strategically located in Delhi-NCR region, IMTG has distinct focus on grooming leadership through innovation, execution, and social responsibility. IMT Ghaziaba is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives. ...Read more
About Johnson & Wales University
One of the most highly regarded culinary schools in the US; and is located on the Fortune grounds, the first and largest of the four Johnson and Wales University campuses. It is host to more than 9,000 students and spans 176 acres in the metropolitan region. A few well-known culinary specialists who operate in countries all over the world have gradated from the university. The majority of JWU's student population chooses to live in midtown Fortune, one of the country's oldest cities and home to more than 30,000 students, while the majority of others choose one of the 13 adjacent in-house institutions.The culinary and graduate programmes are now housed in the Cranston, Rhode Island, campus, which serves as a satellite campus of the Providence campus. Their excellent academic performance. Over decades, the school has expanded to include a variety of additional subjects and has been honing its experimental teaching methodology for more than a century According to US NEWS, Johnson & Wales University is ranked #70 in Regional Universities North in the 2022–2023 edition of Best Colleges. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more

Career Opportunities

Information Technology

  • Systems Administrator

    USD 72,337 Annually

  • Business Analyst, IT

    USD 70,639 Annually

  • Project Manager

    USD 90,111 Annually

  • Information Technology Manager

    USD 89,111 Annually

  • Data Analyst

    USD 66,705 Annually


IMT GhaziabadAdvanced General Management Program


Johnson & Wales UniversityMBA - Information Technology Concentration

  • 29


  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

  • 60+

    Live Sessions

  • 10+

    Case Studies and Assignments

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a minimum qualification for this Program?

Applicant must have scored 65% or above marks in their class 10th, 12th and graduation. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

What are the English proficiency requirements for going to Johnson & Wales University?

As per current requirements, students must score an TOEFL score of >= 80 or IELTS score more than 6.5 or equivalent or Duolingo >= 110.

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the master’s program in the USA.


What is the MBA in Information Technology Concentration with JWU?

This Master's degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for a career in information technology management and to build a professional network around the globe. The curriculum is a mix of management principles and application of the same in IT companies. The student as part of this Program will receive dual certification, an Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad, and MBA in Information Technology Concentration from Johnson & Wales University, USA.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the Program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing your learning. On-campus curriculum is focused on classroom teaching as well as a capstone project in the last semester.

Is any certification granted at the end of the Program?

Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced General Management Program would be granted from IMT Ghaziabad and a MBA- Information Technology Concentration from JWU, USA.


When will I go to Johnson & Wales University, USA?

Johnson & Wales University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. First intake of the year will be Jan (winter) intake and the second intake of the year will be August (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Johnson & Wales University will start during the IMT Ghaziabad online program, you will be able to go to Johnson & Wales University in the nearest intake which is atleast 3 months away from completion of your IMT Ghaziabad program.

When will I get Offer Letter from Johnson & Wales University?

upGrad will apply for you in Johnson & Wales University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Johnson & Wales University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Johnson & Wales University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Is JWU accredited?

JWU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). The nation's oldest regional accrediting association, NECHE accredits educational institutions internationally. This accreditation encompasses the university's two campuses.

How will JWU help in finding internships and job opportunities after I complete a course?

A team of Career Advisors offers one-on-one and group sessions on career development topics, including resume writing, interview preparation, and labour market information research.


Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

Although there are a limited number of part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, the income from these jobs is only sufficient to provide “pocket money”; you will not earn enough income to pay for a significant portion of your educational expenses. The U.S. government prohibits international students from working outside the University. 


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 17,000.

What are the minimum funds requirements for an I-20 request?

The I20 fund's requirements for JWU is USD 42,878*
  1. 1: Tuition Fee - USD  22,734
    2: Living Expenses – USD 14,822*
            A. Housing costs – USD 12,212*
            B. Food costs – USD 2,610*
    3: Other Expenses – USD 5,322*
            A. International Student Fee/Student Activity Fee – USD 1,322*
            B. Books/Stationary – USD 1,500*
            C. Insurance – USD 2,500*
    *Fees are subject to change depending upon intakes and admission year.


What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the Program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online Program?

Our dedicated Student Support Team is available  to resolve your non-academic queries.
Email us at studentsupport@upgrad.com to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours.

Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.


Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
- Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
- You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of INR 20,000/- will be levied. If less than INR 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
- The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
- In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
- Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
- Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

Deferral Policy: (Pre-Program Commencement)
- If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
- However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
- A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
- The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
- The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
- If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
- A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
- The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
- The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
- Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
- The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
- If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
- The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000



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