Before some of you say it is related to other posts, let me tell you that I am more interested about schooling and getting my Master's degree not necessary learn SQL and such.
I just graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science and am now working in the automotive field. It's not too bad, but I'm just not fond of the automotive industry. I mainly got this job because I had experience with automotive software as an intern.
Anyway, one of the courses I had to take as an undergrad was Intro to Database Systems and I found it very interesting. I would like to get a master's degree in Database Administration or Architecture. Where I am currently located, I have very limited options. The university that is close to me is Oakland University, Michigan and here is the degree information and requirements.
My question is, this program doesn't really seem like it is geared towards a specific topic but rather a few general topics. It states that I need to take a total of 16 credits from the specialty group courses (which is in the link). I'm assuming Database Systems 1 and 2 is a must, but what other courses would benefit me? As I was saying, they have project planning, networking, and other courses which (to me) seem unrelated to what I need to get a job in this field in my future.
If someone experienced could briefly explain what their education was like that helped them get into the DBA field that would be great too and I would really appreciate it.
Thank you. (I apologize for not adding the correct tags because I'm not sure which one to use besides dba, so feel free to add more if necessary)
EDIT: Forgot to mention, if you can tell me the necessary certificates for this field as well that would be great!!