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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
Northern Kentucky University
   
 
  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Informatics, M.S.


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Frank Braun, D.M., Department Chair

Teuta Cata, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director

Introduction

Purpose

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 859-572-6366, e-mail mbi@nku.edu or visit mbi.nku.edu/.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. A total score of at least 450 on the GMAT or a combined score of 300 (1,000 prior to 2011) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  2. An admissions formula total of at least:

    1,000 points based on the formula (200 x GPA on 4.0 scale) + GMAT
    or
    1,050 points based on the formula (200 x GPA on 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours) + GMAT
    or
    Minimum 2.5 GPA and 300 points on the GRE with a minimum of 146 on Quantitative Reasoning and minimum 145 on Verbal Reasoning
     
  3. Current résumé suggested.

♦ 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.

MBI Program Curriculum


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

Total Hours: 30


Specializations based on electives are available including:


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