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Masters in Information Technology with a concentration in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence


The Graduate Program in Information Technology (VT-MIT) is offered collaboratively by Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, and Pamplin College of Business. This 33-credit hour degree program is an innovative blend of coursework and offers eight optional areas of study to complement the foundation courses for a customized program of study. IT modules include: Analytics & Business Intelligence, Health Information Systems, Software Development, Information Security, Business Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Networking, and Telecommunications. Each module is updated regularly to reflect industry trends. The program is 100% online, with no residency requirements.

Business Analytics/Business Intelligence (BA/BI) is primarily focused on analysis of data using technology and scientific techniques. For example, large volume of electronic data gathered on the internet by ecommerce companies are analyzed using intelligent tools and scientific methods that include advanced statistics. This module includes understanding data and its source, combining data into meaningful clusters, mining data using visualization and other techniques, and presenting an analysis of that data to help managers with their problem solving needs.

Courses

  • BIT 5594: Web-based Applications and E-commerce
  • BIT 5524: Intro to Business Intelligence & Business Analytics
  • BIG 5534: Applied Business Intelligence & Business Analytics

Contacts

VT-MIT is directed by Terry Hinders of the Pamplin College of Business. Please contact Terry at vtmit@vt.edu for more information on the VT-MIT Concentration on Analytics and Business Intelligence.