Applied Computer Science

Master of Business Administration
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With technology rapidly changing, companies need skilled professionals who possess advanced knowledge of contemporary applied computer science methods. In this Applied Computer Science MBA specialization, you will explore the latest programming and wireless trends, while enhancing your managerial skills and technical knowledge in key computer science topics. As a computer science MBA graduate, you will be prepared for professional careers, such as technical project manager, lead programmer, lead systems administrator and lead network administrator.

MBA Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The MBA program includes 18 credit hours of foundational courses. The foundational courses are taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. The next 9 credit hours in the program encapsulate a specialization aligned with a student’s career goals and interests. Elective courses must be appropriate to the student’s degree program.

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon course take rate and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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Course Description


Computer Graphics

This course introduces students to the basic principles of Web graphics and Web design. The concepts are related to Web graphics, including basic graphic elements and principles of design and creative strategies for developing effective website graphics. These include graphic file formats, preparation of graphics for the Web, and site organization. Students will participate in the creation of a website, develop skills for the integration of graphics into Web pages and gain an understanding of the value of graphics as an Internet marketing element.


Database Management

This course focuses upon the architecture, technology, and implementation of databases. It is important to know how databases are organized and data extracted in order to make implementations perform the tasks for which they are intended. Technical issues such as concurrency control become very important to understand and be able to apply. The data model chosen as the basis for study is the relational model.


Managing Communication

The principles and applications of network communications are emphasized in this course. Topics include networking protocols, networking standards, networking and telecommunication regulations, networking transport protocols, security threats, and telephone carrier services. Applications and impacts to business are evaluated in this course. With the knowledge gained in the course, students will be able to have a more complete understanding of how networks communicate with each other and how this communication is managed.


Operating Systems

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts underlying the architecture and implementation of modern operating systems with Java.


Programming Languages

This course is an introduction to the broad field of programming languages and provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles underlying the foundation of modern programming languages, including functional and object-oriented languages. It introduces implementation issue and covers C, C++, Java, Ada, ML, Haskell, Scheme, Prolog, and other languages. You will study material on implementation issues, the theoretical foundations of programming languages, and a large number of exercises. This course will bridge to similar courses and to the theoretical study of programming languages.


Network Management

This course provides a professional understanding of the value and uses of network architecture to improve a business’ overall performance. This course provides students with a synthesis regarding the ways in which firms should develop network architecture to improve communications, data management, storage, and application accessibility. The course concentrates on providing the tools needed for mastery of enterprise network architecture concepts and terms, which are important for all managers. This course is designed for students who want an overview of network management and architecture within a competitive business environment. The course demonstrates how to manage network architecture; communications systems; and information systems processes.

The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. Learn more about the NCU’s MBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $25,850-$28-400
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.

To learn more, request information or call 1-866-776-0331 to speak with an enrollment advisor today. We offer new courses every Monday of the year so you can get started when it’s best for you.

ACBSP Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the WSCUC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.