Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.
Boston University's faculty is made up of experts who blend both professional experience with scholarly achievement. Internationally recognized for their pioneering work and contribution to their fields, Boston University's faculty have prepared thousands of students to be the leaders of tomorrow. While every faculty member brings a unique perspective to the classroom, they all share several common characteristics: they work closely with and take a personal interest in their students, are deeply committed to making the online learning environment meaningful and stimulating, and are dedicated to keeping the curriculum reflective of latest trends.
Helping you succeed is the goal of every member of the University's distance learning team. We provide you with five levels of support: your own personal Admissions Advisor, Program Manager and small group instructor. Further you will have access to the University's highly regarded professors and live technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
eLearning gives you access anywhere, anytime. The program's online learning portal is the center of the online learning experience. It is here where you will access course information, communicate with your instructor and fellow eLearners, take quizzes, post assignments and view grades, all from the convenience of your home or office. This highly interactive educational Web site uses the highest quality multi-media to make your learning experience as engaging as it is effective. The online learning portal provides a framework for the highest quality communication and interaction between yourself, your instructor and your fellow eLearners.
Ideal for working professionals interested in participating in and managing information technology projects and teams across complex organizations. The comprehensive, real-world curriculum covers critical topics such as information security, IT project management, database management, and business intelligence. For candidates interested in the specialized Information Security curriculum, Boston University is one of few institutions recognized by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security both as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The Information Security programs at Computer Science Department at Boston University's Metropolitan College are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), so your degree would be validated by both top security institutions and the long-standing reputation of Boston University.
The concentration in Health Informatics offers a solid understanding of the fundamentals of IT and the health information systems that are vital to contemporary patient care. Learn to design, implement, and manage health applications to create new solutions for complex health care. Study the management and security of electronic health records and biomedical databases.
You will be immersed in healthcare information technology through both the core and concentration courses. The program provides instruction in database management, information systems design and analysis, project management, and security, along with the skills to apply this knowledge and expertise to the health care field.
The Concentration in IT Project Management provides you with in-depth understanding of and hands-on experience with the latest technologies, and challenges you to apply your knowledge to real world projects. You'll learn the general concepts embodied in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK and virtual project management skills that enhance the ability to manage geographically distributed software development. Students will be prepared for careers such as; project manager, systems analyst, designer, programmer, research manager, IT consultant, or administrator of technical projects while also gaining specialized techniques in software risk management, software cost estimation, and software quality management.
Computer systems analysts, database administrators, and computer scientists are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2014. Job increases will be driven by very rapid growth in computer system design and related services, which is projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. economy. Boston University's Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security is designed for IT professionals who want to expand their careers in this fast-growing and highly-paid market. Your studies in this program will capitalize on your experience, and meet your needs by offering specialized training in management to prepare you for a managerial position within the computer science or information systems field. Boston University's program has been developed by industry leaders who know what it takes to succeed in today's marketplace.
The concentration in Web Application Development will teach you to use the latest programming technologies and deliver a comprehensive understanding of IT fundamentals. Learn both client-side and server-side development as well as the latest topics in PHP, and .NET (C# and Silverlight). Get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies such as JQuery UI, JQuery Mobile, and HTML5. Create real-world web application projects that also involve interacting with databases such as MySQL.
You will acquire the knowledge necessary to create web applications that can enhance user experience as well as increase business productivity and profitability. The comprehensive curriculum covers all platforms including mobile applications, rich internet application development, and advanced enterprise application development.
With a rich history dating back to 1918, Boston University School of Social Work continues to educate agents of change through our comprehensive graduate program housed at a leading private research university. With our online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the evolving demands of this critical profession from anywhere in the United States.
The online MSW at Boston University School of Social Work, which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), provides the opportunity for a new generation of social workers to earn a degree from an internationally recognized private research university. BUSSW’s online part-time program offers an innovative and convenient option for individuals who wish to continue living and working in their own communities, and features concentrations in both Clinical Social Work and Macro Social Work practice to support your area of interest.
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