The Center for Professional Studies at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, one of Purdue University’s ten Colleges, offers a Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Business Analysis (ITBA). This degree is centered on the development, deployment, and management of computer and IT assets in the business sector, and the operational and project management challenges and opportunities associated with analytics technologies. The program requires 34 credits of coursework for graduation, and can be completed in two-to-three years of part-time enrollment. There are no required campus visits.
The online degree programs at Purdue Polytechnic Institute utilize a learning management system (LMS) that supports asynchronous instruction. Students are able to log in to the LMS at any time to complete assignments, review coursework, and access recorded video lectures. Online discussion boards facilitate peer-to-peer interaction with classmates, and students correspond with instructors via email and the LMS.
Purdue Polytechnic’s ITBA curriculum has two integral components, and is designed to provide preparation to students who are interested in pursing the professional certifications offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and/or the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). There are eight core courses that cover subject areas in IT business management, including: Project Management Essentials; Professional Research & Communication; Quality Management; Interpersonal & Group Skills for Leaders; Organizational & Project Change Management; Risk Management; IT Economics & Procurement Management; and IT Policy, Law & Ethics. There are six additional requirements in the area of business data analytics. These include: Business Analysis Essentials; Requirements Modeling & Analysis; Enterprise Analysis; Business and Data analysis; Requirements Communication and Verification; and IIBA and PMI Certification Prep.
Purdue University and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.