The Executive Master of Science in Information Technology Administration at Alderson Broaddus University focuses on the advanced practice role of the use of predictive analytics to identify cyber threats, employ big data analytics to improving healthcare, and empower smart cities in making data-driven policy changes critical for societal well-being. This program is designed to meet the aggressive demand for qualified data scientists in virtually every sector of the economy, with classes in computer science, data intelligence, analytics, and security.
Your IT leadership journey includes online classes with mandatory weekend class sessions once per semester. You will take a minimum of 35 credit-hours of instruction in theories, strategies, and tactics of leadership, information security, data mining, business intelligence, and decision-making processes. The program is based on a semester schedule (with 3 semesters each calendar year—Fall, Spring, Summer). A full-time student, taking an average of 7 credits per semester could complete the program in 5 semesters. A part-time student (taking less than 6 credits per semester) could complete the program in under 3 years.