Beyond the numbers

Apply your passion for organizing data to a database administrator degree.

Big data is more than numbers, it’s leading a movement — a movement for organizations to solve some of their biggest mysteries and predict the future. Organizations increasingly rely on database administrators to interpret these numbers and use them to tell a story that reflects the past and looks to the future. You’re up for the challenge of organizing your organization’s data and uncovering its narrative, so earning your database administrator degree may be the next chapter in your educational development. When enrolling at our accredited university, you’ll take just one 6-week course at a time so you can concentrate on subject matter and then building on it. We know education isn’t one-size-fits-all, which is why you can tailor your degree by selecting elective courses that meet your particular needs and interests. You’ll save time and money by transferring credits earned previously and have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit. Your instructors average more than 20 years’ professional experience — and bring examples of complications and resolutions they’ve encountered into the classroom.

By earning your database administrator degree online, you can attend class and address coursework anywhere with an internet connection, allowing for a flexible schedule.

A big data degree offers you practical, comprehensive education with a number of career opportunities. Students who pursue a master’s program are often seeking a wide range of career opportunities including web-based companies, banking, retail, food and media companies.



Earn your database administrator degree in online program:




Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology and a focus in Data Management:

Study information technology and choose a group of electives that focus on data management. In this program you’ll take courses such as Information Systems Fundamentals, Introduction to Database Concepts/Roles, Querying a SQL Server, Database Concepts and Managing the Database Environment.





Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a focus in Data Management:

Earn your bachelor’s degree in information technology and take electives in data management. You’ll explore special purpose databases, how to manage the database environment and enterprise database management systems.





Master of Information Systems with a Graduate Business Analytics Certificate:

Earn your database administrator degree in this online program that includes instruction in optimization theory and teaches you the mathematical techniques needed to forecast operations and predict potential problems. You'll develop the statistical analysis, data relationship management and analytical programming skills needed to help businesses make evidence-based decisions. Your coursework aligns with the SAS® Certified Statistical Business Analyst certification exam so you’ll be educationally prepared to sit for industry certification exams. You’ll learn statistical modeling, data warehousing, data mining and programming.



Why Phoenix?

As part of our College of Information Systems and Technology, you’ll get the attention you need from experienced instructors with small classes when earning your big data degree. Classes average fewer than 14 students and are taught by instructors with more than 20 years’ professional experience — and more than 70 percent of instructors having worked for a Fortune 1000 company or subsidiary.

One course at a time
When earning your degree, you’ll get to take just one 6-week course at a time.
Industry alignment
The curricula in the database administrator online degree programs align with the material on the AS® Certified Statistical Business Analyst certification exam and the Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server® certification exam.
University of Phoenix has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor since 1978.

If you have questions about enrollment, program customization or want more information about earning your big data degree in one of our programs, fill out the form and an enrollment representative will contact you.

Become part of the movement — use data to tell your organization’s story and earn a database administrator degree.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.