ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is the infrastructure and components that enable contemporary business computing. This MS program in Computer Science offers a unique combination of computer science technical knowledge and business IT skills that prepares graduate students for success in the business world of the 21st century. The program emphasizes cutting-edge ICT skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in Information Technology.
- Course-only option: 18 credits (6 courses) must be CS graduate courses, and 15 credits (5 courses) must be IT graduate courses.
- Project option: 15 credits (5 courses) must be CS graduate courses, and 15 credits (5 courses) must be IT graduate courses.
- Typically, 3-4 semesters are required to complete degree requirements
- Prepare students for IT careers with knowledge or skills in business transaction systems, database, business intelligence, enterprise computing, AI (artificial intelligence), big data, IoT, enterprise architecture, and others.
Design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.
Business Intelligence Analysts
Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.
Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
- In addition, an applicant must have a strong background in computer science. Students who do not have a sufficient background in computer science may enter the graduate program as provisional students and make up for their deficiencies by taking appropriate courses.
- Applicants are required to take the GRE general test or the GMAT aptitude test may be used.
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of academic institutions are required in addition to all transcripts at the postsecondary level.
- For students whose native language is not English, either a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) and 79 (internet-based) or IELTS score of 6.5 is also required.
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