The marketplace for professionals with advanced, specialized IT management skills will remain strong for years to come. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ long-term outlook is that by 2018, careers in information technology will expand to more than two million new jobs.
Following are some of the major and rewarding career opportunities for people who are aiming at enhancing their IT management skills through MBA in IT:
1. IT Consulting
a. ERP Consulting (SAP Functional Consultant/Oracle Consultant)
An ERP consultant deals with helping people out with the full implementation of an ERP project, from matching business requirements with the right software to managing change within the organization as a result of the software implementation.
ERP consultants typically specialize is ERP software like SAP, Oracle and are among st the highest paid due to the complex nature and importance of ERP projects. Getting yourself certified in SAP or Oracle will open your doors to a promising future, open new global job arenas and help you to position yourself as an expert in industry.
b. Cyber Security/Risk Consulting
In this era where the world is going digital, the threat of safety and security online is of prime concern in all business enterprises and the scope of risk/cyber consultants are on an all-time high. The Security & Risk Consulting practice provides a broad portfolio of services to address the information security, risk and compliance needs.
IT security consulting deals with identifying vulnerabilities and assessing real business risk, meeting safety standards and other security compliance mandates, devise security and governance programs that fit a client’s environment, and help them recover from and prepare for a cyber security breach.
c. Business Analyst
Business analysts play a key role in working with clients to identify and analyze the requirements and providing solutions. Business analysts work closely with both internal and external stakeholders in delivering the optimum solution. Business analysts play a key role early on in the project life cycle and are critical to the success of the project.
2. Project Management
Software project managers are responsible for the successful delivery of complex IT projects. The skills of a successful project manager are broad and diverse. Their work includes resource management, project plan development and execution and are key task masters in ensuring that the software is delivered on time, within budget while meeting the requirements.