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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Informatics, M.S.

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Marius Truta, Ph.D., School Director

Susan Brudvig, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director



The Master of Science in Business Informatics (MBI) offers a challenging, state-of-the-art education to prepare those who participate or intend to participate at an advanced level in the dynamic field of information technology. The program offers practical, hands-on experience and theoretical discussions of current and future trends in developing information system applications and managing corporate information systems. The program is built on the premise that an information systems manager must be able to:

  1. Understand the current information technologies.
  2. Evaluate and adapt new technologies in relation to business needs.
  3. Comprehend the organizational setting in which these technologies must be implemented.
  4. Manage information systems as an organizational resource by making critical IS-related decisions and by recruiting and retaining quality information systems personnel.

Office of the MBI Program

The MBI Program is in the College of Informatics located in Griffin Hall Suite 400. For more information call 859-572-6959, e-mail mbi@nku.edu or visit mbi.nku.edu/.


Admission Requirements

Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions with a minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.80. If the GPA is lower than 2.8, candidates with at least 3 years of relevant work experience may be considered. For such consideration, candidates must include an up-to-date resume.

♦ Indicates prerequisite.


Program Requirements

Foundation courses are required for those students admitted to the program with a limited business or programming educational background. The requirement of these courses can be met based on undergraduate/graduate (transcripted) coursework completed or other methods that demonstrate an understanding and proficiency.

Foundation courses

A programing course will be required for those students admitted to the program with no programming background. This requirement can be met based on undergraduate/graduate coursework completed, work experience, or other method that demonstrate programing background as assessed by the MBI director.

MBI Program Curriculum

The MBI is a 30 semester hour degree composed of two groups of courses, core and electives (offering six areas of specialization):

Specializations based on electives are available including:

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