Students who complete the online Graduate Certificate in Database Management & Business Intelligence will be prepared to design and implement both transaction processing and decision support databases, and to use data mining technologies to discover the structure, trends, and relationships in the data to produce valuable business insights and effective decision support processes.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Database Management & Business Intelligence will be able to demonstrate:
Academic credits earned toward the online Graduate Certificate in Database Management & Business Intelligence may be transferred to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science , Computer Information Systems, or Telecommunication .
Boston University Online is a unique collaboration between the Office of Distance Education and faculty members throughout the many Schools and Colleges that comprise Boston University.
As part of Boston University Extended Education , the office consists of a team of instructional designers, video producers, and support staff who specialize in online education. The Office serves as a resource for Schools and Colleges that seek to develop online programs, and works closely with faculty to ensure that the Boston University Online experience is of the high caliber for which Boston University is regarded throughout the world.
The faculty and staff who design and create Boston University Online programs share a philosophy that your computer is a unique and powerful educational tool. We seek to maximize the capabilities of today’s technologies in order to engage the full learning potential of each student. To do so, we strive to create an exciting and interactive online instructional environment that incorporates simulations, video, audio, multimedia, and group activities such as discussion boards.
An online degree from Boston University represents achievement of a high academic standard. Our programs are accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.
In addition to academic rigor, a vital component of all Boston University Online programs is the availability of outstanding Student Services. The Office of Distance Education assures that Boston University Online students receive prompt and attentive assistance throughout their learning experience, from application and registration to technical support to graduation details.
Boston University is proud to be a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six regional accrediting organizations in the United States, and has been accredited by NEASC since 1929. More information on BU’s accreditation can be found here .
Boston University Online is an active member in the online education community. We are member of, and participate regularly with, the following associations:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Courses Numbered 100–599: $465 per credit for 1–12 credits
Courses Numbered 600–999: $880 per credit for 1–11.5 credits
The following programmes may provide loans, scholarships, and grants to Boston University Online students.
In addition, Student Accounting Services offers assistance with:
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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