Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Management

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Data Management provides a core curriculum which includes an introduction to key topics and technologies such as database systems, SQL, security, programming logic, operating systems, network management, architecture and project management. A unique approach to the systems development lifecycle is also fully employed and utilized. The data management specialization focuses on the application of data management to the enterprise. Along with increased knowledge of databases and structure, students also examine important areas including business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, analytics, visualization, master databases, and data quality assurance.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

  • Classes start in 6 Weeks

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  184

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online:1 Online, Colorado Springs & Denver

Program Details

Specializations
Career Paths
Curriculum
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Specializations

    Data Management is just one of the industry-relevant specializations CTU offers in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program. Choose the option below that best supports your educational goals.

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  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity — starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Data Management include:3

    • Systems Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Applications Engineer
    • Application Developer
    • Network Security Engineer
    • Test Engineer
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  • Curriculum

    The following courses are specific to the Data Management specialization.2 To view courses that must be completed for all Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degrees, visit the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology overview page.

    • Accounting Information Systems or IT Elective
    • Contemporary Business Trends*
    • Data Structures For Problem Solving
    • Advanced Database Systems
    • Software Requirements Engineering*
    • Data Security, Quality, and Integrity
    • e-Business Data Analysis
    • Quantitative Data Analysis*
    • Systems Acquisition and Sourcing*
    • Quantitative Data Analysis*
    • Operations Management*
    • Marketing Research*
    • Business Intelligence
    • Data Extraction, Transformation, and Loading
    • Decision Support Systems and Data Warehousing
    • Project Performance and Quality Assurance or IT Elective

    *Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of the courses listed above with an asterisk (*):

    • Organizational Leadership
    • Project Risk Management
    • Contracts and Procurement
    • Project Scheduling and Cost
    • HR Project Management

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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about. 4

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    74%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    73%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    86%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    59%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    58%

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    57%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    58%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    59%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    62%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    59%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.5,6

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    83%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    100%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job6
    100%

    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    87%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    88%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization7
    87%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    85%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    90%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    89%
    Take direction well
    88%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    87%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    84%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    83%
    Provide input on planning for business
    86%
    Take inititiative to lead projects7
    84%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business7
    83%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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1 Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2Degrees pursued online may be slightly different than those pursued on campus.

3http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

4 Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

5 Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

6 Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

7 Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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