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Capitol Tech. and Notre Dame of Maryland Pen MOU to Create Pathway to a Ph.D.

Capitol Technology University and Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) forged a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing graduates of NDMU’s online M.S. in Analytics direct admission to Capitol’s online Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science program.

Through this MOU, graduates of NDMU’s master’s in Analytics program will be eligible to transfer credits from Notre Dame towards Capitol’s Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science. An advanced degree in Business Analytics prepares students for careers in a rapidly expanding range of industries which require professionals with the expertise needed to utilize data effectively.

“Capitol is always searching for innovative ways to increase access to the high-level, in-demand degrees offered by our University,” said Brad Sims, President of Capitol Technology University. “This partnership with NDMU is an additional pathway to one such degree that builds on Notre Dame’s M.S. in Analytics coursework to prepare students with the necessary tools to succeed in the rigorous, but rewarding Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science.”

NDMU’s online Master of Science in Analytics trains professionals to manage the architecture of knowledge from traditional- and online-based resources. The curriculum focuses on multidisciplinary competencies in knowledge management technologies, qualitative processes and economic principles of change risk management.

“NDMU is very pleased to partner with Capital Technology in providing an additional educational pathway and value for our students,” said Marylou Yam, President of Notre Dame of Maryland University. “At NDMU, we strive to encourage and support students’ pursuit of lifelong learning. In today’s changing economy, partnerships such as this are an important tool in providing students with opportunities and access to in-demand workforce areas.”

Building off of Notre Dame’s master’s program, Capitol’s Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science program supports the development of high-level critical thinking and leadership skills as they relate to management and decision sciences. Capitol’s program also develops students’ high-level decision science technical skills and provides doctoral level research experience allowing innovative and practical contributions to the management and decision sciences body of knowledge.

Both degree programs are offered entirely online to afford students of all backgrounds the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree in the increasingly in-demand fields of Business Analytics and Data Science.

The following courses are those which transfer from Notre Dame of Maryland University towards Capitol’s Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science:

Notre Dame of Maryland University Courses:

Capitol Technology University Courses:

CST 540-Data Visualization (3)

DSM 910-Analytics and Decision Analytics (3)

CST 620-Data Mining and Warehousing (3)

DSM 920-Big Data Warehousing and Analytics Systems (3)

CST-532 Knowledge Tools (3)

PHL-900 Management Theory in a Global Economy (3)

MAT-575 Applied Statistics (3)

RSC-826 Applied Research in Management & Decision Sciences (3)