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Database Management and Business Intelligence, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) Online
Database systems are the information heart of modern enterprises, where they are used for processing business transactions and for understanding and managing the enterprise. Business intelligence is the analysis of data to improve management of the enterprise and routine business operations such as intelligent supply chain management.

About

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:

  • 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.

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 .

Accreditation

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:

  • Educause
  • European Association for International Education
  • University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • The Sloan Consortium
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Database Design and Implementation for Business
  • Database Security
  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Database Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      8-12 months
  • Credits
    16 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    84

    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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. It is required that one be an academic reference if you graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years
  • You must supply the names and email addresses in order to submit your application. 
  • A self-evaluation 
  • A current résumé
  • Official transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency is required of all applicants by submitting official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    465 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    465 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Courses Numbered 100–599: $465 per credit for 1–12 credits

Courses Numbered 600–999: $880 per credit for 1–11.5 credits

Funding

The following programmes may provide loans, scholarships, and grants to Boston University Online students.

  • Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP)
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  • Master of Science in Computer Information System
  • Master of Science in Health Communication
  • Master of Science in (Specialty) Management
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Art Education
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

In addition, Student Accounting Services offers assistance with:

  • Payment plans
  • Payment options
  • Agency sponsorship
  • Loans
  • Refund requests
  • Tuition invoices
  • Payment deadlines

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