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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree courses and programs for PinnacleHealth employees and their spouses.* The programs are delivered in wide variety of formats ranging from face-to-face to online to accelerated, to accommodate busy lifestyles.



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For more information on Master’s degree programs, review the Graduate Catalog.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Start or complete your bachelor’s degree…

Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Management and eBusiness Program with Concentrations in Business Analytics or Digital Marketing
http://adultdegrees.harrisburgu.edu/

With the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program for Adults you’ll be able to apply the knowledge from the classroom in the workplace immediately.

Accelerated courses last just 7 weeks each and make use of online and blended (part online and part classroom) learning formats.

Bachelor of Science in Management and eBusiness

Business Analytics
Designed for the student who is interested in helping organizations achieve strategic goals through improved decision making based on evidence. The student can come from a variety of fields, such as marketing, business, finance, and information technology.  The graduate of this concentration will be a capable change agent that provides a positive impact in her/his respective organizations and industries.
Concentration Goals
  • Evaluate the potential impact of implementing different solutions to solve business problems;
  • Investigate key trends in information technology and apply these new trends in a given context;
  • Utilize math and programming skills for a comprehensive understanding of the present and potential future states of an organization;
  • Apply complex, technical concepts to make sound business decisions using quantitative methods.

Online Bachelor’s Degree Program – Business Analytics Concentration

Digital Marketing
Designed for the student with a desire to understand the principles, mechanics and intricacies of the ever-evolving digital marketing environment. In order to compete in today’s complex and technology-driven business environment, talent and expertise in this area is critical. Graduates of this concentration will be able to  translate the mechanics of digital marketing into actionable marketing programs which drive consumer engagement and return on investment.
Concentration Goals
  • Understand the terminology, relationships and the broad categories of the digital marketing environment;
  • Explain the links between the digital marketing environment and overall marketing strategy in traditional channels;
  • Apply the fundamental concepts of media channels and the role they play in an integrated digital marketing strategy;
  • Analyze the dynamics of lead social media platforms including users, how platforms work and associated analytics;
  • Create consumer engagement across multiple social media platforms and evaluate their efficacy;
  • Interpret the principles of mobile marketing and its role in social media and the overall online presence.

Online Bachelor’s Degree Program – Digital Marketing Concentration


Master’s Degrees

Areas of Study for the Master of Science at Harrisburg University with Program Descriptions

Analytics
This 36-semester hour program prepares the student by providing depth in analytics and focused functional study that can be applied to any discipline or any interdisciplinary area. Data analysts are forging new relationships in virtually every discipline: business, healthcare, geology, mathematics and statistics, biology, chemistry, computer science, information systems and technology, engineering, psychology, behavioral science, operations research and more, in addition to potential interactions between these disciplines, using role-based interaction with information and analytics to enable highly- collaborative, data-driven organizations.
Concentration Options:
Natural Language Processing | Machine Learning | Forecasting
Biotechnology
The 36-semester hour program in Biotechnology provides a comprehensive work-oriented curriculum that explores the industrial, medical, and regulatory underpinnings of the biotechnology field. The program offers a sound foundation in these multiple areas of biotechnology, while integrating the applied and innovative aspects of the science. With a focus on industry-relevant projects, case studies, and real-world scenarios, the program graduates are prepared with the skills and technical expertise to confidently cater to the needs of an ever-growing biotechnology sector.
Concentration Options:
Biomanufacturing | Medical Biotechnology | Biotechnology Business & Management
Computer Information Sciences
The 36 semester hour master degree in Computer Information Sciences provides a solid foundation in the fundamental areas of computer science and cyber security. The program includes courses to acquaint the student with current advances in the discipline, and their applications in business, health care and other areas. The ability to devise a solution and execute it is the heart of the practice of this program. A graduate of the program is able to integrate business, interpersonal and team skills, and the computational skills that lead to a professional employment and prepare them for the doctoral studies in the field.
Concentration Options:
Computer Science | Cybersecurity
Healthcare Informatics
The 36-semester hour graduate program in Healthcare Informatics provides clinicians with knowledge and experience that allows them to function as valued team members selecting, installing, adopting, employing, evaluating and optimizing healthcare-related IT systems, such as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), in today’s healthcare delivery systems. The clinical objectives of healthcare informatics are to enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. This program emphasizes translational, communication and interpersonal skills during the selection, implementation, and optimization of healthcare IT systems while providing a solid base in informatics practice, analytics tools, and the management, capture, analysis, and governance of healthcare data. These skills are necessary for effective change management of healthcare providers, for knowledge management in the institution, and for effective communication of key information and insights to both colleagues and senior decision makers.
Information Systems Engineering & Management

The 36 semester hour graduate program in Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM) is designed to educate the leaders who can plan, engineer and re-engineer, and manage the systems needed to support the modern digital enterprises. Graduate studies in ISEM cut across the following three active areas of work:

  • Information Systems – latest technologies and approaches (e.g. web-based components, mobile computing and wireless communications, business intelligence, and emerging technologies);
  • Systems Engineering – systems thinking and emphasis on systems instead of individual components; enterprise architectures consisting of people, processes and technologies; and,
  • Management – business strategies, entrepreneurship, planning integration, security, governance, global enterprises, and agile enterprises.

ISEM is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the enterprise architecture, planning and management issues at global levels. An ISEM student may specialize in the following areas: digital government, digital health, entrepreneurship, information security, software engineering and systems development, and an individualized concentration.

Concentration Options:
Analytics | Digital Government | Digital Health | Entrepreneurship | Information Security | Software Engineering & Systems Development
Learning Technologies & Media Systems
The Learning Technologies and Media Systems is a 36-semester hour program that provides the student with leading-edge approaches and skills to aid in the application of existing and emerging learning technologies in a variety of learning environments. The innovative, applied learning technologies program provides the student with immediate career benefits while preparing for anticipated industry needs. The LTMS program supports learning outcome advancements in business and education by cultivating learning leaders with a foundation in instructional design, learning theory, technology application, an understanding of critical issues and an advanced vision for technology-supported learning.
Concentration Options:
Instructional Technology | Instructional Design | Instructional Development | Games & Simulations | Integration & Leadership
Project Management
The 36-semester hour graduate program in Project Management provides each student with a focused, applied and rigorous experience in creating, developing, implementing and assessing projects and the resulting products. To produce a high-quality product or service on time and to specifications, the skills and knowledge of a typical subject matter expert are not enough. The complexities of modern product development and project management require a professional with specific technical knowledge with strong project management and leadership skills. This program of study leads to a Master of Science degree that prepares the student for career advancement in the field of project management and for positions such as project manager, project coordinator, lead project engineer, enterprise project manager or information technology project manager.
Concentration Options:
Information Technology | Agile Lean

Certificate Programs

Harrisburg University offers four certificate programs for graduate students:

  1. Certificate in Instructional Design from Harrisburg University
    This 15-semester hour graduate certificate program in Instructional Design prepares the student with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to succeed in a career in the training industry. A student may complete this program as a non-degree graduate student or as a Master of Science degree-seeking student.
  2. Certificate in Project Management
    This 18-semester hour certificate program is designed for an individual with a goal of obtaining a Certificate in Project Management and an industry certification from the Project Management Institute [either Project Management Professional (PMP), or Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)]. The Certificate in Project Management requires 18 semester hours in Project Management, a non-credit PMP preparation course, and the successful completion of the PMP exam or CAPM exam. A student may complete this program as a non-degree graduate student or as a Master of Science degree-seeking student.
  3. Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional Certificate Program in Instructional Technology K – 12
    The 24-semester hour graduate program in Instructional Technology prepares the student for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s instructional certificate in instructional technology K – 12. A student may complete this program as a non-degree graduate student or as a Master of Science degree-seeking student.
  4. Certificate in Healthcare Informatics from Harrisburg University
    This 15-semester hour graduate certificate program in Healthcare Informatics prepares the student with the basics of healthcare informatics in order to function effectively as project champions for healthcare information technology implementations and other basic informatics functions. A student may complete this program as a non-degree graduate student or as a Master of Science degree-seeking student.

 

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing

Harrisburg University offers two post-baccalaureate certificates:

  1. Certificate in Business Analytics
    The courses are highly experiential and will give you practical hands on opportunities to prescribe and produce different methods, models and data which will allow decision-makers to have a clearer understanding of their options and the potential outcomes. By the time you complete the coursework required for the Business Analytics certificate, you will be able to:

    • Evaluate the potential impact of implementing different solutions to solve business problems;
    • Investigate key trends in information technology and apply these new trends in a given context;
    • Apply complex, technical concepts to make sound business decisions using quantitative methods.
  2. Certificate in Digital Marketing
    To succeed a fast moving, high tech business environment demands expertise in Digital Marketing. Individuals with diverse skills and deep understanding of the digital environment are increasingly valuable to their organizations in all sectors. Through practical experience, discussions and projects, you will gain an integrated understanding of the links between paid, owned, and earned channels, which comprise the digital marketing environment. You’ll learn to translate the mechanics of Digital Marketing into actionable marketing programs that drive consumer engagement and bring a high return on investment.By the time you complete the coursework required for the Digital Marketing concentration, you will be able to:

    • Understand the terminology, relationships and the broad categories of the digital marketing environment;
    • Apply the fundamental concepts of media channels and the role they play in an integrated digital marketing strategy;
    • Analyze the dynamics of lead social media platforms including users, how platforms work and associated analytics;
    • Create consumer engagement across multiple social media platforms and evaluate their efficacy.

 

  •   This  applies to any new applicant employed by Pinnacle, and their spouse, who is not currently enrolled in HU programs or courses as of the effective date of this agreement. This agreement cannot be made retroactive.   Additionally, this agreement applies to any Pinnacle employee and spouse who is not currently receiving a tuition scholarship or discount for courses, programs, events.