Minor: Data Management BS in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Grow a Career in IT Data Management

Become an important player in a business’ IT data management, and help organize and store important data. Capella’s online bachelor's in information technology, data management minor degree can help you gain the talents and knowledge to become a skilled data professional. This program will prepare you to evaluate the methods used to set up and support an effective data management program in a variety of settings. You’ll learn to organize and store data so it can be efficiently found and effectively communicated throughout the organization.

At a Glance

  • Online 
  • 8-13 General education courses
  • 16 Core courses
  • 8 Minor courses
  • 9-17 Elective courses
  • Capstone 

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Classes Start October 11th

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$50 application fee (waived w/promo FALL21).

What you’ll learn

Present Data Management Clearly

Effectively communicate data management in a business environment. 

Use IT Tools to Collaborate

Collaborate with business leaders using available IT tools in an organization. 

Find IT Solutions

Solve loosely defined problems with technology solutions.

Act Legally & Ethically

Understand ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with IT.

Solve IT Problems Creatively

Create IT solutions to solve organizational problems.

Be Seen as a Data Expert

Design and model effective IT solutions for an organization.

BS in IT, Data Management Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Stay ahead in IT: upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Get exam-ready

Learn CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+ exam info—and get the vouchers to take the exams at no cost.

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Prior learning assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your IT knowledge and certifications through our prior learning assessment process.

Access no-cost gen ed courses

Our affiliate, Sophia Learning, offers a no-cost way to earn gen ed credits.

$15K toward your bachelor's

Apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Bachelor's in Data Management Sample Courses

Our bachelor's in information technology, minor in data management curriculum teaches a range of concepts and activities specific to management of organizational data assets. Topics include governance, architecture, integration, and more.

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IT4210 *
Data Architecture and Design

In this course learners identify the role data architects play in data and metadata design and management. Learners explore tools and strategies used by data architects and the importance of data storage solutions to the support of data management. Prerequisite(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT4230 *
Managing Data Integration

Learners in this course study data integration and the role it plays in data management. Topics include evaluation of legal and ethical environments that dictate the strategies and tools available for data integration within the data management context. Learners explore methodologies, tools, and strategies that enhance the ability for data integration to support data management. Prerequisite(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT4240 *
Data Quality Management

This course focuses on the role data quality plays in the creation of effective data management processes and workflows. Learners research and apply methodologies, strategies, and tools that play a role in measuring and applying data quality and data cleansing as part of an effective data management program. Prerequisite(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT4450 *
Data Modeling Standards and Techniques

In this course, learners evaluate the role data models, standards, and techniques play in an effective data management program. Topics include exploration of data structure options and how those options impact the creation of data models. Learners apply tools and techniques to demonstrate how they support data management. Prerequisite(s): IT2230.

3 quarter credits

Faculty & support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.


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Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Career center

For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

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IT Data Management Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our BS in Information Technology, Data Management Minor degree.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Systems architect
  • Business analyst
  • Data architect
  • Solutions architect
  • Systems engineer
  • Software developer
  • Business systems analyst
  • Information technology analyst
  • Programmer/analyst

Employment settings to explore

  • Public, private, or for-profit educational institution
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Financial services organization
  • Manufacturing company
  • Government—local, state, and federal
  • Telecommunications organization
  • Insurance carrier
  • Hospital
  • Software publisher

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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