Master of Science in Information Technology - Data Analytics


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Data drives everything, especially in the world of business these days. It tells companies and organizations who their audience base is, where and how their message is connecting with people, and what direction to take in future decisions. The immense power data has to make or break in commerce is one of the reasons why it’s a quickly growing field in the market, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting jobs to expand at a much faster than average pace through 2028. At Salem University, you can leverage this high-growth area to your advantage with our Master of Science in Information Technology degree program, which teaches a holistic understanding of how technology impacts organizations and individuals. Our Data Analytics specialization track allows you to focus your studies on the critical need for people who can align the housing, processing, and strategizing of big data with the vision, budget, and goals of an organization.

Our online MSIT — Data Analytics degree program will cover topics like:
• Researching and harnessing information technology challenges and creating effective solutions
• Extracting, analyzing, and determining patterns and trends within data to inform actionable next steps
• Protecting data operations and management and improving safeguards for future challenges
• Using qualitative and quantitative techniques to develop strategies and make decisions that give your clients a competitive advantage
• Synthesizing approaches to database administration and data mining from diverse and sometimes disorganized sources

With the online Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a Data Analytics specialization from Salem University, you combine foundational knowledge in assessing, managing, and developing information management systems with specialized coursework focused on the latest challenges and developments in the field of data analytics. Graduates leave prepared to make an impact on the information technology departments in a wide variety of business and organizations.


For over 130 years, Salem University has kept to one mission: providing affordable, accessible degree programs for a globalized world. With our MSIT degree program, we’ve created a 30-credit-hour course that can be completed, 100% online, in just 10 months. One of the reasons this is possible is because of our unique, one-course-a-month format that allows you to maintain your focus on just one subject at a time, making it easier for you to juggle classes with your day-to-day responsibilities. That, paired with the convenience and flexibility of our online learning platform, allows you to take your IT career to the next level without having to quit your job or uproot your life in order to commute to campus.


With this program, you’ll start by taking classes that are core to the Master of Science in Information Technology degree:

• IT500 Business Foundations and Processes
• IT510 Information Technology and Project Management
• IT520 Risk Assessment and Management
• IT530 Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning
• IT550 Information Technology Architecture & Security
• IT640 Database Administration
• IT699 Enterprise Administration (Capstone Project)

You’ll also take specialized courses for the Data Analytics concentration that include:

• IT650 Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Decision Support Systems
• IT660 Big Data Analysis for Information Security
• IT670 Predictive Analytics


Our online MSIT degree program with a Data Analytics specialization prepares you for managerial and director-level roles in IT and business intelligence, including:

• Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
• Database Administrator
• Director of Business Intelligence
• Data Architect
• Big Data Engineer
• Director of Data Science
• Computer and Information Systems Manager
• Chief Information Officer


Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online here. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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