M.Sc. On Campus

Data and Information Management

Radford University

12 months
17441 USD/year
17441 USD/year
8915 USD/year
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The MS in Data and Information Management is a deep dive into collecting, processing, managing, and protecting traditional data and big data.


The Data and Information Management program at Radford University emphasizes hands-on learning working in teams with students, faculty, IT professionals, and even business executives. Our students apply emerging technology to solve challenging problems for our corporate partners. DAIM prepares graduates for leadership roles as data engineers, data architects, information managers, senior database administrators, and other data management positions. 

Learning outcomes

As the volume of information continues to explode, so does the need for IT professionals who can maximize the value of information assets while getting the right data to the right people at the right time.

DAIM teaches students to collect, process, manage, and protect traditional data and big data.

Big data, characterized by volume, velocity, and variety refers to data that cannot be processed and managed with traditional methods.

  • Volume: scale of data – too much data to store and process. A single jet engine generates more data in one day than Twitter.
  • Velocity: speed of generating and processing data – machines generate data faster than people. As the Internet of Things expands, data speeds will continue to accelerate. 
  • Variety: diversity of data – including text, sensor data, photographs, and videos. Sentitment analysis mines tweets and other social media to measure how people feel – often used to determine what products and services customers like and dislike.  
  • Collect: filter real-time data streams selecting the most valuable data to process and store.
  • Process: integrate multiple data sources; clean, transform, and analyze data; and take action.
  • Manage: reliable, distributed storage of structured and unstructured data
  • Protect: processes and policies to ensure the integrity, privacy, and security of information assets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Database Management Systems
  • Data Warehousing, Mining, and Reporting
  • Distributed Database Management Systems
  • Information Security, Privacy and Reliability
  • Algorithms and Data Structures for Large Data Sets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Syllabus of university study - For transfer students, a description of each course or subject studied must be submitted accompanied by a certified English translation. An evaluation of your transfer credit cannot be made without the course descriptions.
  • For students enrolled at a U.S. college, the Transfer Eligibility Form must be completed.
  • If you have been out of school for any period of time, other than school breaks, please send a letter that explains if you have been working, attending school, etc., along with the application for admission.
  • Confidential statement of Financial Support (see required immigration documents).
  • TOEFL/IELTS - (see English Proficiency).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8915 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Radford

996 - 1628 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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