Online MBA in Software DevelopmentOnline MBA in Software DevelopmentOnline MBA in Software Development

Software is fundamental to business management. So are software professionals.

Today’s leading businesses can’t grow without robust software systems driving their operations. More than ever, organizations need creative professionals adept in the design and development of computer software. Earning your online MBA in Software Development from Maryville University can help you become that professional, with a specialized education in the following areas:

  • Programming
  • Data structures
  • Web applications
  • Agile systems analysis and design

Study 100% online

Apply with no entrance exams

Choose from multiple start dates

Benefit from transfer credit-friendly admission

Why choose Maryville for your online MBA in Software Development degree?

Maryville University’s online MBA was built to empower your career advancement without putting your life on hold. Our user-friendly experience is highly flexible, allowing you to earn your degree on terms that make sense for your busy schedule. Furthermore, our programs are ranked among the best in the country.

  • Complete courses 100% online
  • Choose from six admission points throughout the year
  • Get faculty support when you need it
  • Benefit from powerful networking and mentorship opportunities

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What does our online MBA with a concentration in Software Development curriculum cover?

Our online MBA with a concentration in Software Development consists of 39 total credit hours. You’ll supplement core business courses with 12 credit hours in the Software Development concentration, giving you dynamic foundations in the following areas, among others:

Intro to Programming
This course introduces fundamental concepts in computer programming and the Python language. Topics covered include data types, variables, functional abstraction, control structures, and common data structures.

Data Structures
Building on fundamental computer programming concepts, this course grounds you in software design and implementation using object-oriented techniques.

Web Applications
By covering the foundational elements of modern web applications, this course is designed to teach you basic web languages and professional web developer tools for creating back-end or front-end applications.

Agile Systems Analysis and Design
This course reviews the development of agile product deployment requirements, covers analysis and design in an agile environment, and enhances your critical thinking skills.

What careers can you pursue with your online MBA in Software Development degree?

An online MBA in Software Development from Maryville can help prepare you for various critical leadership positions — and our real-world curriculum can give you the tools to make a positive impact on day one.

Quality assurance analyst

Median salary:

Computer systems manager

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Chief technology officer (CTO)

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Web developer

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*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2021
**, January 2023

Learn from experienced industry leaders

The faculty members in our online MBA program are respected business leaders with years of real-world experience. Their expertise and passion can help prepare you for a successful software development career.

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Admission requirements for our online MBA in Software Development

At Maryville University, our students are our focus. That’s why our online MBA in Software Development is open and accessible to anyone with the passion and initiative to pursue a quality education. No GRE or GMAT entrance exam requirements. No application fee. You’ll just need to submit:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • A personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants only: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 563 within two years of application

Start dates

Start at a time that works with your schedule by choosing one of six start dates. Then choose from admission points at the beginning and middle of the springsummer, and fall terms.

Credits to completion

The online MBA with a concentration in Software Development comprises 39 credit hours and can be completed in as few as 14 months. The program includes:

  • 24 credit hours toward core business courses
  • 12 credit hours toward the concentration
  • 3 credit hours toward the capstone

Cost per credit hour

At Maryville University, we are committed to providing top-quality graduate education at an affordable price. Tuition for our MBA in Software Development is $749 per credit hour, or about $29,211 in total. For those who qualify, scholarships, financial aid, and other tuition assistance may be available.

You can learn more on our admission page.

Apply to the online MBA in Software Development program at Maryville University.

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