In our increasingly complex digital society, we generate data in great supply. Now, we need to know how to collect it, manage it and leverage it effectively and ethically. The University of Central Missouri’s AACSB-accredited Big Data Analytics and Information Technology master’s degree program prepares you to do just that.
In big data analytics courses, programming classes and others, learn from expert faculty who are leaders in fields such as:
They not only teach the technical skills you need to perform the work itself but also instruct you on project management and business intelligence. This ensures you know how to put your skills to use in a business context.
UCM’s affordable Big Data and Information Technology MS
If you want to advance your career by deepening your knowledge base, you’ll benefit from UCM’s high-value degrees. Between the low cost of tuition and the high salary prospects for big data analytics jobs, information technology jobs and opportunities in other related fields, you can get a big return on your educational investment.
The Big Data Analytics and Information Technology master’s degree is offered on both UCM campuses in Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit for flexible options in completing the graduate program.
Accredited by ABET and AACSB
17:1 program student-to-faculty ratio
100% graduate employment rate
A STEM-classified program
#1 Missouri Information Tech College
All big data analytics courses at the University of Central Missouri are designed to ensure you learn the latest tools and trends in this ever-changing field.
In fact, our advisory board — composed of top IT leaders in the Kansas City area — reviews all Big Data Analytics and Information Technology MS program courses to provide feedback on which topics would benefit graduate students in the program most. This ensures you learn skills that help you advance your career and build your expertise.
Get ready for big data analytics jobs, advancement in the IT industry and technology
leadership. You’ll master topics in deep learning and AI, cloud computing, big data
engineering, data visualization, programming, predictive analytics and data mining
Big data analytics courses you may take include:
Put your learning into practice through a variety of experiential and extracurricular learning activities offered to students in the Big Data and IT master’s program.
Find success seeking information technology jobs, data analytics jobs and other roles in the field as a graduate of UCM’s Big Data and IT master’s program. You can also leverage your new expertise and experience to qualify for promotions at your current place of employment.
Past graduates of UCM’s Big Data and Information Technology MS program work as big data engineers, AI specialists, business intelligence analysts and other roles at leading organizations such as:
You can also continue learning in a Ph.D. program and work toward teaching the next generation of students about this exciting field of study.
Information technology and big data analytics jobs and opportunities
Use the interactive tool below to learn more about job opportunities, salaries and other career data for graduates with a Big Data and Information Technology master’s degree from UCM.
The University of Central Missouri makes it easy for you to get started in the Big Data and IT master’s program. We offer a variety of ways for you to finance your graduate degree, so cost isn’t a barrier to your educational and career goals. Financial aid options include loans, grants, graduate assistantships and scholarships.
In fact, UCM sets aside some scholarships specifically for students in the Computer Information Systems and Analytics discipline, including:
Gain a greater edge in the job market. Enhance your education and experience in the Big Data and IT master’s program with a graduate certificate.
If you enjoy big data analytics courses, want to pursue information technology jobs or plan to enter a career in data, you may want to explore one of these other master’s programs at UCM.
Admission is granted on the basis of person's academic aptitude and potential evaluated through academic record, work experience, and test scores. Courses completed prior to receipt of an undergraduate degree cannot be used toward the Big Data Analytics and IT degree.
|Advanced Applications Development Using JAVA
|Managing Information Security in Organizations
|Legal Environment of Information Systems
|Advanced Systems Project
|Big Data Architecture
|Data Resource Management
|Business Intelligence and Analytics
|Big Data Solutions for Business
|Information Visualization for Big Data Analytics
|Business Applications of Machine and Deep Learning
Due to the applied nature of this program, students are required to participate in curricular practical training during the first year of studies based on appropriate courses. A student is expected to take CIS 5670 - Internship in CIS (3) to meet the elective requirements. If the student does not receive a paid internship, any other graduate level CIS course approved by the advisor, may be taken.
|Advanced Applications Development Using Visual C#
|Internet for the Enterprise
|Internship in CIS
|Readings in Computer Information Systems
|Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
The following undergraduate courses (or equivalents) are required. Some of the requirements may be waived for the Computer Information Systems area. Undergraduate work already completed may be used to satisfy undergraduate background requirements.
|Programming in Visual C#
|Principles of Data Comm. & Local Area Networking
|Bus. app dev with Java
|Database Management Systems *
|Analysis & Design of CIS **
|Business Statistics I ***
*This course has a prerequisite (CIS 1600). Student should take this course or an equivalent.
** This course has a prerequisite (CIS 3630). Graduate students can have this prerequisite waived by the department chair.
***This course has a prerequisite (Math 1111 or equivalent).