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 C and C++ programming languages, web design, database architecture and management, and network management. You will also take general business courses addressing management techniques and concepts in finance, marketing, business operations, and decision making. You will also be required to complete an extensive capstone 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 18 credits in the foundational coursework and 9 credits in specialization courses.

Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundational Courses
MBA 5102 Welcome to Changing Times - Business in the 21st Century
MBA 5110 Managing People and Teams
MBA 5121 Managerial Decision-Making
MBA 5130 Managing Business Finances
MBA 5140 Operations Management
MBA 5150 Innovation and Marketing
MBA 6010 Strategic Planning
Specialization Courses (Select three)
CS 5003 Computer Graphics
CS 5005 Database Management
CS 5013 Programming Languages
MIS 5005 Local Area Networks

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