MAKE SENSE OF BIG DATA

Today’s world—from governmental organizations to private businesses—runs on data. No wonder then that data analytics is one of the cornerstones of a cutting-edge IT education. Getting a data analytics online degree gives you the skills and direction you need to administer a data system that supports the analytic needs of any organization. With vital skills in data science, data mining, data extraction, data warehousing, and data cleansing, you’ll prepare yourself to follow in the footsteps of the savvy IT experts who know how to extract important information from the data that’s everywhere around us.

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • CIS 356 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence

    This course covers the techniques, frameworks and application of computerized decision support systems that support managerial decision making. Topics include the characteristics, structure, uses and types of decision support systems.

  • CIS 362 - Data Analytics I

    This course provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the field of data science and its application to decision making. It focuses on using computational methods and statistical techniques to analyze massive amounts of data. It also teaches students to identify and deploy appropriate modeling and tools to extract meaningful information from big data.

  • CIS 429 - Data Warehouse Planning

    This course covers the principles, approaches and critical issues in planning, designing and deploying data warehouses. Topics include data extraction, data cleansing, data transformation, architecture and infrastructure. Students will examine recent trends in data warehousing, metadata and architectural components.

  • CIS 461 - Data Analytics II

    The course provides a comprehensive overview of data mining. Students will learn different methods, such as data collection and selection, data cleaning and transformation, pattern discovery and knowledge extraction, including traditional statistical analysis and basic machine learning techniques. Students will analyze large datasets and learn to develop modeling solutions to support decision making in a professional domain. In so doing, students will gain insight into how data analytics is applied in professional fields.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

  • BUS 375 - Project Management

    Presents the fundamentals of the project management process and examines application of the process. Reviews the stages and activities in the project life cycle, the organization for project management, and various project control and evaluations processes. Introduces considerations for negotiation and human resource management concerns in project management.

  • CIS 106 - Introduction to Information Technology

    This course provides a foundational overview to the discipline of Information Technology that illuminates key computing concepts and describes how those concepts relate to other computing disciplines. Students are presented the diverse context in which information technology is used and the challenges inherent in the diffusion of innovative technologies.

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Information Systems

    This course provides an introduction to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout the organization. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components are developed, acquired and integrated to create a competitive advantage.

  • CIS 110 - Computer Programming Design

    The course introduces students to fundamental programming concepts to include event-driven programming, object-oriented programming, basic data structures, and algorithmic processes. Emphasis is placed on structure, decision-making, looping, arrays, methods, objects, events, databases, pseudo coding and visual flowcharting to construct workable programs.

  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database

    This course provides the students with an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Students will focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking technology. The focus of the course will include networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/intranetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

  • CIS 261 - Object Oriented Computer Programming I

    This course explores the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Students will apply basic programming concepts as they design, develop, and test their own applications. Topics include variables, expressions, types, branching, loops, functions, string, list, and dictionaries.

  • CIS 273 - Web Design and Development

    This course presents students the design, implementation and testing of web-based applications including related software, databases, scripting techniques, interfaces and digital media. It also covers social, ethical and security issues arising from the web, e-commerce and social networking software applications.

  • CIS 276 - SQL Programming

    This course covers the concepts, and components for designing, building and querying databases using the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will use tools to create tables, apply database and table constraints through the use of the Data Manipulation Language (DML) and Data Definition Language (DDL).

  • CIS 312 - Computer Architecture

    This course presents students with concepts and essential skills required to administer operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, system documentation, policies and procedures. Topics include the methods required to select, deploy, integrate and administer computing platforms or components that support an organization's information technology infrastructure. The fundamentals of hardware, software and how they integrate to form essential components of systems also explored.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    This is a lab-based course that provides an overview of information technology security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Students will explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity, and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 498 - Information Technology Capstone

    This course is an integrative capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. The course takes a senior management approach to examine and solve real world problems and projects. Students will apply project management techniques to create integrative information technology solutions that include databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human-computer interaction and web design.

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