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MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence & Analytics

Purdue University Global 's Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in business intelligence and analytics program offers an advanced education in data analysis, database management, risk management, and data mining. Read more about this online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking to enter this program should have taken undergraduate courses in computer science, information systems, management and information systems or an equivalent field. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics is designed for students who have a background in information technology and want to further their education and advance in their career. The concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics focuses on deepening theory and practice specifically around decision support systems, knowledge-based management systems, data analytics, and more. Students of this program can also expect to learn and apply leadership skills, system analysis and design, information system security, project management, ethical practices, and decision analysis.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.'

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics program:

Students of this program are required to complete ten to eleven courses (40 credits) as part of their core requirements and an additional five courses (20 credits) as part of their concentration requirement.

Core Courses (40 credits)

  • Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
  • Database Design and Data Modeling
  • SQL Query Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Management of Information Security
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Master's-Level Information Technology Internship I & II
    • Master's Capstone in Information Technology

Concentration Courses (20 credits)

  • Decision Support Systems (4 credits)
  • Knowledge-Based Management Systems (4 credits)
  • Data Warehousing Design and Development (4 credits)
  • Foundations in Data Analytics (4 credits)
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students of the Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in business intelligence and analytics program can pursue further graduate certificates at Purdue University Global in the following areas:

  • Graduate certificate in Accounting
  • Graduate certificate in Human Resources
  • Graduate certificate in Information Security
  • Graduate certificate in Project Management

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in business intelligence and analytics program have valuable skills and knowledge in information systems, project management, systems analysis and design, and leadership. Positions that students could pursue include:

  • Business analyst
  • Computers systems analyst
  • Management analyst
  • Database administration

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