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Ohio Christian University’s Information Technology and Data Analytics degrees train students for high-tech careers in today’s ever-changing environment. By offering both a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, OCU prepares students to meet all the challenges in these continually growing and evolving fields.

The Information Technology major teaches students to integrate information technology with business management and equips them to plan, implement, and support information systems. With a Data Analytics degree, students learn to identify various analyses available for different data sets, communicate with enterprise stakeholders, evaluate ethical issues in data analysis, integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making, and apply management principles in working with people and processes within their organizations.

OCU’s IT degree programs use the latest Information Technology software, including MySQL Workbench, DrJava, various data analytics tools, and simulation training software through TestOut. The TestOut simulator trains students on the most up-to-date operating systems and networking protocols, which is cutting-edge and continuously updated based on advancements within the discipline.

OCU’s instructors are talented experts with professional experience and academic credentials. Based on their real-world experience and professional backgrounds, they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide students with a top-quality education.

A key advantage this online learning offers students is flexibility to move forward in careers while earning their degrees. Degreed students can analyze user data and technology needs, evaluate current and emerging technologies, and create effective project plans. The program integrates Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making, enabling graduates to apply best-practice management principles while working effectively in today’s complex organizations.

According to Lead Instructor Josh Eaton, “Enrolling in OCU’s Data Analytics or Information Technology program will be one of the smartest moves you can make in your educational journey. ‘Big data’ and information technology are used every day in changing the world. Do you want to participate in this exciting and rewarding opportunity? Both programs offer enthusing prospects as you prepare to enter a competitive job market.” OCU’s Information Technology and Data Analytics degrees provide requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to thrive in the private or public sector industries. 

IT major Eve Kunkel shares her view about the program: “It begins with OCU investing in professors with significant experience and top-notch training and knowledge. One of my instructors, for example, learned his profession at MIT. My experience as a major confirms the program challenges students. Troubleshooting, for example, is an essential needed skill. This program makes troubleshooting interactive and intriguing, incenting students to want to learn more and enjoy this work in the process.

“OCU offers support and fellowship not found in other schools’ programs. The interaction and fellowship have a positive influence. Classes provide stimulating challenges. Instructors encourage questions, understanding of our struggle to master content. They want us to succeed and are available anytime to dialogue about courses. Versatile classes enable gaining knowledge in many IT areas which will be an asset since employers seek graduates with specific knowledge and problem-solving skills. This is a great program.”

Information Technology and Data Analytics are growing evolving fields that require highly-educated professionals. Possibilities for rewarding employment are vast for those with a degree and training. OCU’s Information Technology and Data Analytics degree programs offer the education and training needed to become a valued IT professional. Both programs make graduates extremely competitive in a high-impact profession.

Today’s digital economy requires professionals with an array of skills to support computer and software systems that drive enterprises in every industry. The employment outlook is very positive as demand will remain high for IT professionals. For instance, projected employment growth through 2026 for computer systems managers is 12%. Many national professional associations support networking and development of male and female IT professionals.

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OCU MBA Ranks 5th in Central Ohio

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Published: December 15, 2015

Ohio Christian University now ranks fifth in Central Ohio for MBA programs according to a recent release from Columbus Business First. The announcement came as a part of Columbus Business First’s annual MBA Program List release, which ranks Central Ohio schools based on Fall enrollment numbers. OCU moved up three spots from 2014.  To view the full list, click here. If you’re looking for a career boost, an MBA from Ohio Christian University provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment. The program
Ohio Christian University now ranks fifth in Central Ohio for MBA programs according to a recent release from Columbus Business First. The announcement came as a part of Columbus Business First’s annual MBA Program List release, which ranks Central Ohio schools based on Fall enrollment numbers. OCU moved up three spots from 2014.  To view the full list, click here. If you’re looking for a
Ohio Christian University now ranks fifth in Central Ohio for MBA programs according to a recent release from Columbus Business First. The announcement came as a part of Columbus Business First’s
OCU Graduate Romy Nos and Family

Romy Nos on the OCU Experience

OCU Graduate Romy Nos and Family

Published: August 31, 2015

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What did you like best about attending OCU? I enjoyed rubbing shoulders with other men and women who are passionate about their faith and their studies, and I loved how the professors truly
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10 Must Have Tips for Adults Going Back to School

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Published: July 21, 2015

So you’ve finally committed to start the journey to get your college degree or to finish the degree program you started years ago - before life got in the way. Balancing school, a job, and a family is tough for anyone. These 10 tips are a must to making the transition seamless. 1.     Build your support network.  Making sure your family is onboard - and that they understand your goals and why you want to do this - is important. It’s like any goal; when you have others who are there to support and encourage you, your success rate will be higher. Talk with your family about the
So you’ve finally committed to start the journey to get your college degree or to finish the degree program you started years ago - before life got in the way. Balancing school, a job, and a family is tough for anyone. These 10 tips are a must to making the transition seamless. 1.     Build your support network.  Making sure your family is onboard - and that they understand your goals
So you’ve finally committed to start the journey to get your college degree or to finish the degree program you started years ago - before life got in the way. Balancing school, a job, and a family
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More Than a Job

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Published: July 9, 2015

With the economic state of the United States as is, it would be an understatement to say that a majority of the populace is intently focused on securing employment. As an adult, it is a crucial part of being responsible. However, in adapting to the daily routine of work and family, we can often get trapped in an obligatory mindset, only thinking of our job as a means to an end.Marilyn McFarlin, a full-time foster parent and babysitter from Pennsylvania, had initially begun her career with this mindset. She loved serving young kids and found it fulfilling; however, she recognized the
With the economic state of the United States as is, it would be an understatement to say that a majority of the populace is intently focused on securing employment. As an adult, it is a crucial part of being responsible. However, in adapting to the daily routine of work and family, we can often get trapped in an obligatory mindset, only thinking of our job as a means to an end.Marilyn
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New 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Saves Time and Money for OCU Students

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Published: June 12, 2014

A three-year bachelor’s degree will be offered next academic year at OCU. Those in the Business program can elect to take a sequence of classes to earn 18 credits per semester and six credits per summer, 120 credits total, in only three years! Earning a bachelor’s degree in three years saves a year of tuition and residence hall expenses, and allows entrance into the workforce or graduate school a year earlier. It gives other students the opportunity to pursue a dual major, to spend time studying abroad, or to complete an internship.A 3-year degree provides a high-quality, low-cost
A three-year bachelor’s degree will be offered next academic year at OCU. Those in the Business program can elect to take a sequence of classes to earn 18 credits per semester and six credits per summer, 120 credits total, in only three years! Earning a bachelor’s degree in three years saves a year of tuition and residence hall expenses, and allows entrance into the workforce or graduate
A three-year bachelor’s degree will be offered next academic year at OCU. Those in the Business program can elect to take a sequence of classes to earn 18 credits per semester and six credits per