Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Management

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Data Management is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study 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 employed and utilized. The data management specialization focuses on the application of data management to the enterprise. Along with the opportunity to develop knowledge of databases and structure, students also have the opportunity to examine important areas including business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, analytics, visualization, master databases, and data quality assurance.

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  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
    CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4
    IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
    IT Elective
    IT190 Introduction to IT 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4
    IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    Total Credit Hours: 54
    Courses - General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ELEELEHUMN Humanities Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI1 Science Elective 1 4.5
    ELEELESCILAB Science Lab Elective 1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1 Science Lab Elective 1 1.5
    ELEELESOC Social Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELEUS US History/US Government Elective 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5
    MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5
    MATH225 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Specialization
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT370 Accounting Information Systems 4
    IT Elective (4) 4
    BADM150 Contemporary Business Trends 4
    IT265 Data Structures for Problem Solving 4
    CS352 Advanced Database Systems 4
    CS455 Software Requirements Engineering 4
    CSS335 Data Security, Quality, and Integrity 4
    DMKT305 Internet Data Analysis for Business 4
    IT424 Systems Acquisition and Sourcing 4
    IT476 Quantitative Data Analysis 4
    MGMT345 Operations Management 4
    MKTG330 Marketing Research 4
    IT415 Business Intelligence 4
    IT416 Business Knowledge Systems 4
    IT417 Data Extraction, Transformation, and Loading 4
    IT418 Decision Support Systems and Data Warehousing 4
    MPM357 Project Performance and Quality Assurance 4
    IT Elective 2 (4)
    Total Credit Hours: 64
    Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of: BADM150, CS455, IT424, IT476, MGMT345, MKTG330
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    MPM332 Organizational Leadership 4
    MPM344 Project Risk Management 4
    MPM346 Contracts and Procurement 4
    MPM434 Project Scheduling and Cost 6
    MPM468 HR Project Management 6

    Total Credit Hours: 184

  • Tuition

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    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Demonstrate data management techniques through the logical design of data information repositories such as data warehouses, data mines, and master databases for structured and unstructured data
    • Evaluate and apply data analysis and quality assurance techniques that lead to effective business intelligence, decision making, and visualization across multiple business operating units
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