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The Master of Science in Business Informatics (MBI) offers a challenging and contemporary education to enrich the careers of those who wish to lead at an advanced level in the growing and dynamic field of business analytics and information technology management. The program offers practical, applied and theoretical coursework on current and future trends in developing business analysis applications, managing corporate information systems and improving business processes. The MBI curriculum is designed based on the premise that a management information systems professional must be able to: understand current information technologies, evaluate and adapt new technologies in relation to changing business needs, and manage information systems and personnel. You can also specialize in either Business Data Analytics or Corporate Information Security.

The MBI program has a STEM designated CIP code, so F-1 visa students may qualify for the 17-month Optional Practical Training extension. For more information see

Career Paths

The Master of Science in Business Informatics allows students to acquire and expand their knowledge of information management and business analytics by exploring contemporary methodologies and innovative research in areas such as business systems and process management, information governance and business intelligence for potential careers and positions as: I.T. Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, Information Security Manager, and Applications Development Manager.

We are happy to announce that all international students in the MBI program received job offers prior to graduation in Spring 2021.

Program Contact Information

Xiaoni Zhang, Ph.D.

GH 569


Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.

NKU students are gaining professional experience with area businesses such as Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, The Cincinnati Reds, Hewlett-Packard, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and The Cincinnati Bengals.