Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Management Specialization

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Data Management (BSIT-DM) 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. In the data management concentration, the student obtains a deeper understanding for applying data management concepts and analytical tools to support the decision-making processes used for mission critical functions such as accounting, management, marketing, operations and the enterprise in general.

BSIT program competencies:

  • Differentiate and evaluate computer operating system, networking and network management, computer system security and IT compliance and governance requirements and best practices.
  • Apply database concepts and capabilities through the creation, organization and maintenance of modern database systems.
  • Design, create, evaluate, and evolve enterprise architectures.
  • Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least one high level programming language.
  • Implement the goals, processes and techniques of software engineering through the development of a software application or using other software application supported by a project plan.
  • Integrate applications, technology and devices to support Web development and augment solutions through the evaluation of emerging media and emerging technology.
  • Apply project management concepts such as risk management, planning, scheduling, team building, leadership, project control, quality assurance, scope management, and change control.

Outcomes: Specialization

  • 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.

Degree Requirements

Courses - General Education

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

ELEELEHUMNHumanities Elective

4.5

ELEELESCIScience Elective

4.5

ELEELESCI1Science Elective 1

4.5

ELEELESCILABScience Lab Elective

1.5

ELEELESCILAB1Science Lab Elective 1

1.5

ELEELESOCSocial Science Elective

4.5

ELEELEUSUS History/US Government Elective

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

MATH109Introduction to Algebra

4.5

MATH112Analytic College Algebra

4.5

MATH225Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics

4.5

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

 

HUMELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses - Core

CS126Unix Fundamentals

4

 

CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

or

CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

 

CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management

4

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

EM200Introduction to Website Development

4

IT106Introduction to Programming Logic

4

 

IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments

4

or

IT Elective

 

IT190Introduction to IT

4

IT204Fundamentals of Networking

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

IT401Information Technology Architectures

4

IT425Systems Analysis, Design and Integration

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

Total Credit Hours:54

Courses: Specialization

ACCT370Accounting Information Systems

4

or

IT Elective (4)

4

 

BADM150Contemporary Business Trends

4

IT265Data Structures for Problem Solving

4

CS352Advanced Database Systems

4

CS455Software Requirements Engineering

4

CSS335Data Security, Quality, and Integrity

4

EBUS310e-Business Data Analysis

4

IT424Systems Acquisition and Sourcing

4

IT476Quantitative Data Analysis

4

MGMT345Operations Management

4

MKTG330Marketing Research

4

IT415Business Intelligence

4

IT416Business Knowledge Systems

4

IT417Data Extraction, Transformation, and Loading

4

IT418Decision Support Systems and Data Warehousing

4

 

MPM357Project Performance and Quality Assurance

4

or

IT Elective 2 (4)

Total Credit Hours:64

Total Credit Hours: 184

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus