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Master of Science
Florida Tech Online
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Major Code: 8422 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online
Admission Materials: none

The Master of Science in Information Technology - Database Administration degree program provides individuals the skills to manage and analyze the data needs for an organization or company, and determine how data is stored logically, efficiently and securely. The objectives of the degree are to provide enhanced focus on data and database topics in the information technology spectrum and meet the growing demand for database professionals.

The program offers students the understanding, tools and experience to manage and administer databases, and covers such topics as database optimization, security, data warehousing and recovery planning, and gives hands-on experience in the latest relational database management systems. The skills provided will prepare students in the areas of data analysis, design and administration.

Admission Requirements

The successful applicant will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; however, the degree need not be in business administration, information systems or information technology. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to take the GRE to be accepted into the program.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Information Technology - Database Administration is conferred on students who successfully complete 33 credit hours of curriculum outlined below.


Not all courses are offered online every term. See this two-year course offering projection and remember to check prerequisites/co-requisites before registering.

Core and Major Education (24 credit hours)
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.

  • MGT 5014 Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies information systems design associated with business organizations. Includes development life cycles, requirements analysis, systems design and performance considerations. Views information systems as strategic tools to provide competitive advantage.

  • MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the components and management process of complex projects from the information technology (IT) perspective. Introduces project management tools and techniques useful to the IT professional. Studies the formation and leadership requirements of project management.

  • MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the fundamental principles of computer security as applied to information technology (IT). Covers foundations, psychology, prevention, detection, human factors, technical considerations, management processes and future considerations for the security of information technology.

  • MGT 5115 Global Information Technology Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers theory, development and impacts of national and international policy on information technology (IT). Explores how frequent shifts in public policy require IT businesses to adjust rapidly to adhere to regulations. Requires development of sophisticated strategies including new technologies, global transfer and analysis to be able to adapt to the changing environment.

  • MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores management's consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.

  • MGT 5152 Computer Systems Administration
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers a chief information officer's multiple role in management of computer-based resources, both centralized and networked data center operations with wide-area networks and local-area networks; computer-based systems development/maintenance/security.

  • MGT 5154 Advanced Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the relationship between information technology and the strategic operational and functional areas of organizations in both global and domestic environments.

    May serve as the capstone for certain majors
Directed Electives (9 credit hours)
  • MGT 5151 Database Systems Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Investigates how database management system techniques are used to design, develop, implement and maintain modern database applications in organizations.

  • MGT 5158 Topics in Advanced Database Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Expands on basic knowledge of managing database systems to support today's complex systems. Includes query processing and optimization strategies, security and privacy issues, data analytics and decision support, and emerging technologies in a global environment.


    MGT 5151 

    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • MGT 5159 Database Administration
    Credit Hours: 3

    Expands on basic knowledge of database administration in today's complex systems. Covers basic concepts, processes and procedures associated with administering a database system. Provides an overview of managing, configuring and maintaining such systems (assigning roles and responsibilities, backup and recover, security, performance).


    MGT 5014 

    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
Total Credits Required: 33