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Information Systems student looking to enter IT management?

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Before you sight your sights on management, set your sights on having a well rounded career in an IT specialty, learn it, and be the best you can be at it.

If you reach the top of your field and you still have that yearning, why not try project management. That is a good way to see if you enjoy management as much as technology, without having to get too deep in the people management side.

Don't do your MBA until you've had some business experience behind you. Having faced difficult business decisions will prepare you for the academic work and put it into context.

Do your training as you need it. If you train for something in advance of your need, you won't get the maximum benefit from it. You will get rusty.

Take all of this one step at a time. Focus on continually improving your job performance and your knowledge. Assess your self periodically. Find a mentor to guide you, someone who is where you want to be.