Learn to look beyond numbers in our database administration program

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 eligible credits earned previously and have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit. College of Business and Information Technology instructors average 28 years of 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.



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Earn your database administrator degree in online program:




Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology:

You'll learn professional competence and values, information utilization, collaboration and communication, critical thinking and problem solving.  This program allows you to take elective courses in Data Management focusing on topics like:

  • Information systems fundamentals
  • Database concepts
  • SQL server





Bachelor of Science in Information Technology:

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. Or tailor your bachelor's in information technology by taking elective options in Data Analytics. By adding these elective courses to your program, you'll focus on various topics including:

  • Data science
  • Statistics for decision making
  • Data visualization





Master of Information Systems with a Graduate Business Analytics Certificate:

Earn your online analytics certificate in this program with coursework aligned to the SAS® Certified Statistical Business Analyst certification exam. You'll develop the statistical analysis, data relationship management and analytical programming skills needed to help businesses make evidence-based decisions. It includes instruction in optimization theory and teaches you the mathematical techniques needed to forecast operations and predict potential problems. You’ll learn:

  • How to develop and plan for the maintenance of databases for storage of business data
  • Mathematical techniques needed to forecast operations and predict potential problems
  • Retrieve and analyze data using appropriate statistical operations for use in decision making within an organization



Why Phoenix?

As part of our College of Business and Information Technology, you’ll get the attention you need from experienced instructors when earning your big data degree. The College of Business and Information Technology instructors average 28 years of professional experiences and the University has an average student to faculty ratio of 17:1.

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Industry alignment

The curricula in the database administrator online degree programs align with the material on the SAS® 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.

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.