Master - Business Administration: Applied Computer Science

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Does your professional goal include managing corporate IT departments or overseeing business technology projects? If so, Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science can help you develop or enhance your leadership and technical skills as you prepare for a career in this field. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science is designed to help you build management and technical skills while developing an understanding of managerial processes in computer programming, telecommunications and database administration, in addition to other business disciplines. In the Applied Computer Science specialization courses, you will have the opportunity to study business software applications, C# and C++ programming, web design, programming languages, database architecture and management, networking security, telecommunications management, operating system implementation methods, and information systems management. You will also take general business courses addressing management techniques and concepts in finance, marketing, business operations, and ethics. You will also be required to complete an extensive Applied Computer Science Research Project in which you will examine case studies, journal articles, reports, theories, and other data addressing a specific topic in this field.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should be knowledgeable about basic computer functions and possess a bachelor's degree before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science. Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills could be helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

A total of 30 credits must be earned for the successful completion of Northcentral University's Master of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science. This credit total reflects 15 credits in the foundational coursework and 15 credits in specialization courses.

Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundational Courses
BTM 5000-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Business
MKT 5019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS 5000-8 Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
MGT 5028-8 Business Statistics
HRM 5000-8 Human Resource Management
Specialization Courses (Select four)
CS 5001-8C# Programming
CS 5002-8C++ Programming
CS 5003-8Computer Graphics
CS 5005-8Database Management
CS 5010-8Managing Communication
CS 5012-8Operating Systems
CS 5013-8Programming Languages
MIS 5005-8Network Management
Signature Course
CS 6010-8Applied Computer Science Research Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As an MBA in Applied Computer Science graduate, you could seek to apply your management skills and technical knowledge to a variety of directorial or executive positions in the IT departments of nearly any type of business. Your responsibilities could include the management of computer programming, network systems, database operations, computer security, or telecommunications. Positions you could pursue include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Director of Web Development