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Boston University

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. Boston University was the first university to open all its divisions to female students in 1872, the first coeducational medical college in the world in 1873, and proudly lists Martin Luther King, Jr. among its distinguished alumni. BU was the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, the first woman admitted to the bar in Massachusetts graduated from Boston University as well as the first African-American psychiatrist in the nation.

With 30,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries, Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.

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software risk management cost estimation quality management
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Boston Universitys Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management offers initiation into general and specialized methodologies in such areas as software risk management, cost estimation, and quality management. Students also learn virtual project management, enabling them to manage geographically distributed software development.

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<ul><li>Investigate the philosophy, history, sociology, and psychology of music education</li><li>Discover innovative teaching methodologies</li></ul>
$35568.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
A focus on music theory and musicologyand techniques for applying them in the classroomprepares educators to accomplish their personal and professional goals. The Boston University DMA is an exciting opportunity for music educators to achieve career advancement and academic enrichment without interrupting their existing professional lives:
  • Learn from faculty members who are recognized authorities in music education, music theory, and musicology
  • Experience the cultural diversity and rich academic environment of the oldest degree-granting music program in the United States
  • Investigate the philosophy, history, sociology, and psychology of music education
  • Discover innovative teaching methodologies
  • Focus on music from a variety of perspectives, including orchestration, aesthetic traditions, music criticism, and cultural and historical approaches such as African music, American music, and Jazz
  • Explore research techniques and contribute new knowledge to the field of music education by conducting your own study

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Learn what it truly means to be an arts education leader, both in theory and in practice Become well versed with leadership roles in arts education: directing policy and advocacy, managing personnel issues, supervising the distribution of funds, and other administrative responsibilities Gain practical exposure and observe new perspectives by collaborating with peers and faculty from both art education and music education backgrounds
$35568.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Arts in Art Education program is designed for teachers who already have state licensure or for individuals who are interested in the field of art education for reasons other than teaching licensure. Students design an individual course of study by selecting a combination of art education, liberal arts, and studio art classes.
The Master of Arts programs in art education and studio teaching allow students to concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and to create art that has personal meaning. Graduate students become a cohesive community of art educators and studio practitioners.

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Advanced knowledge and ability to evaluate criminological and criminal justice theories and their implications for public policy and practice. Proficiency in research design and quantitative and qualitative analysis related to evaluation of criminal justice practices, programs, and policies, and the understanding of crime causation generally. Competence sufficient to evaluate and resolve the ethical issues in criminal justice practice, policy, and research. An ability to synthesize, evaluate, recognize implications, and communicate effectively using scholarly sources of information connected to crime theory and policy. An understanding of leadership theories and skills as they pertain to managing and leading criminal justice organizations.
$39360.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Criminal Justice program is designed for those who want to advance in the field of criminal justice, enter it, or simply gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating discipline. Students in the online Master of Criminal Justice program have the option of choosing a concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity.

An MCJ degree from Boston Universitys Metropolitan College will give you a competitive edge whether you plan to enhance your career, teach, apply to law school, or pursue a doctorate. Degree candidates will take courses where they will analyze criminal behavior, apply principles of leadership in organizational settings, learn theories of social control, and gain an informed perspective of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections. Ever evolving and often misunderstood, crime and justice are central to the moral fabric and social cohesion of society.

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Advanced knowledge of financial concepts, such as time value of money, discounted cash flows, compound interest, and valuation of projects using net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), payback period, and modified internal rate of return (MIRR). An understanding of portfolio management, the importance of correlations, utility functions, asset allocations, and optimal portfolio construction, as well as investment risk management, hedging strategies, credit risk, and counterparty risk. Proficiency in equity valuation, dividend discount models (DDM), relative valuation techniques, and free cash-flow discounting methods. Students will also be proficient in fixed-income security valuation, fixed-income portfolio management, the concept of duration and convexity, and different fixed-income instruments, such as government bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, convertible and callable bonds, etc. A thorough understanding of derivative instruments (options, futures, and swaps) and their characteristics, such as payoffs, profit structures, multiple instrument strategies, and applications. A good understanding of international investing strategies, foreign currency risk and currency risk management using derivative products, foreign country interest rate risk management, including the importance of political risk and expropriation risk considerations.
$39360.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Science in Banking & Financial Services Management is designed to prepare students for success in the fast-paced, dynamic financial sector by combining a solid foundation in general management practices with expertise in corporate finance, global markets, and the financial services industry. Students explore:
  • Investments
  • Managing cash
  • Capital raising strategies
  • Merger and acquisition processes
  • Securities markets
  • Corporate operations
  • Defense measures against hostile bids
  • Buyout transactions
  • Analyzing financial statements
  • Electronic commerce practices and their importance in both national and international markets

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Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems. Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design. Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise. Achieve a managerial position in computer science or information systems Combine technical skills in information systems with knowledge of managerial and organizational issues Perform security planning, organization, and control Respond to situations of disaster recovery
$39360.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
BUs online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) is designed for working professionals who seek to advance their careers in the IT field. The MSCIS features concentrations in Computer Networks, Data Analytics, Database Management & Business Intelligence, Health Informatics, IT Project Management,Security, and Web Application Developmentsome of the fastest growing and highest paid segments of the IT job market.

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<ul><li>Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.</li><li>Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.</li><li>Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.</li><li>Advanced knowledge of data communication protocols and networks; of issues involved in multi-access media, including wired and wireless; performance analysis of networks; and management of large networks.</li><li>Proficiency in data communication protocols and networks, including error control and flow control, distributed synchronization, error detection and correction, and forwarding and techniques to implement it.</li><li>Competence sufficient to design, specify, and develop data transfer protocols for specific purposes; design, specify, plan, and define networks of any size; and analyze, evaluate, and select network technologies.</li></ul>
$39360.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Computer Networks focus area courses provide students with a comprehensive understanding of network design and implementation, network performance analysis and management, network security, and the latest networking technology. The program is designed to empower students with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience to analyze, design, procure, manage, and implement cutting-edge computer networking solutions and technologies.

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Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems. Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design. Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise. Advanced knowledge of database modeling and design, database implementation, distributed databases, object-oriented and object-relational databases, and databases for web applications, as well as typical data mining methods. Proficiency in the design, implementation, performance tuning of different types of databases, and in performing data mining tasks on various types of data. Competence sufficient to participate in the design and implementation of large, distributed database systems and business intelligence systems.
$39360.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
Students pursuing the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence will gain extensive hands-on experience with SQL using the Oracle and other leading DBMS and data mining tools. Students who complete this concentration will have extensive skill and experience in the design and implementation of operational databases as well as the data warehousing, data mining, and related business intelligence technologies for managing the enterprise. Database management systems play key roles in the operations and management of every organization across all industries. Career tracks include database and knowledge modelers, designers, developers, and business intelligence analysts

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Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems. Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design. Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise. An understanding of the American health care system, medical terminology, basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic modalities, and treatments associated with common disease processes. Advanced knowledge of the functionality, technical infrastructure, and best-practice deployment of health care IT, including medical algorithms, electronic health records, privacy and security, and regulations. Proficiency in managing, processing, and analyzing medical data. Competence sufficient to lead health IT initiatives, to conduct biomedical research, and to design, implement, and manage advanced solutions.
$39360.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Health Informatics provides students with:
  • Health electronic applications and the collection, processing, and storage of data
  • Essential understanding of medical data security and privacy components
  • Solid exposure to the latest medical technologies, as well as the electronic record systems used in hospitals and other medical organizations

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Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems. Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design. Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise. Advanced knowledge of the following project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing; knowledge of agile software development practices, and planning and governance of large projects and programs. Proficiency in all basic project management tools and software techniques, including software architecture, project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control; proficiency in planning and developing a comprehensive project plan and software development life cycle. Competence sufficient to oversee the architecture, design, and implementation of software systems.
$39360.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in IT Project Management provides students with:
  • General concepts embodied in the Project Management Institutes PMBOK
  • Specialized techniques for software risk management, software cost estimation, and software quality management
  • Virtual project management skills that enhance the ability to manage geographically distributed software development

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Competencies

  • Business: Information Technology
  • Dance, Drama & Music: Musicals
  • Arts & Crafts: Drawing
  • Business: Finance, Financial Management & Budgets
  • Business: Compliance - Health & Safety - OSHA
  • Computers & Software: Security & Cybersecurity
  • Health & Health Care: Other
  • Business: Human Resources & Benefits Administration
  • Business: Insurance
  • Business: Management & Leadership
  • Business: International Business & Globalization

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