About the Master’s in Business Intelligence
American Sentinel was one of the first online or traditional universities in the nation to offer a master’s in business intelligence degree. We recognized that business intelligence was a key component in many emerging and growing business trends, including green computing, social networking, data visualization, mobile computing, predictive analytics, composite applications and cloud computing.
American Sentinel created a cutting edge business intelligence degree program that prepares students to understand and apply technologies that identify, extract and analyze business data. The program teaches students to quantify business operations and use data to understand and improve them. A bachelor’s degree is required for admission into the M.S. in Business Intelligence program.
Our business intelligence courses teach students innovative decision-making abilities, arming students with the skills to improve their organizations. Here are a few business intelligence course highlights:
- Data Mining (BUSI510): This course examines how data mining can identify business process trends using algorithms and other analytical methods.
- Balanced Scorecards and Performance Dashboards (BUIS520): Students study key performance indicators and how they can effectively drive organizational change.
- Business Performance Management (BUSI530): This course focuses on driving business strategy by setting performance objectives and through organization structures and management processes. Students also learn about managing teams and individuals toward performance objectives.
- Business Intelligence Tools (BUSI550): Students learn about and are given the opportunity to practice with a variety of analytical, modeling and integration tools.
- Business Intelligence Capstone (BUSI599): Students complete a research project that deepens their knowledge about business intelligence.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the master’s in business intelligence will be able to:
- Assume roles as leaders in contemporary business operations.
- Use theoretical knowledge and contemporary research to guide organizational leadership.
- Provide application recommendations for the functional areas of business intelligence.
- Apply sound analytical skills and business principles to operational and strategic decision-making.
- Develop sound financial planning, reporting and information models that satisfy regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
- Create corporate dashboards utilizing key performance indicators that employees can use to improve day-to-day business operations.
- Use a framework such as Six Sigma to analyze all aspects of business operations as well as find and implement quality-control improvements and efficiencies.
- Develop policies and procedures that minimize the impact of business interruptions.
- Incorporate ethical principles into business strategies and project management.
The M.S. Business Intelligence equips students with the skills to make good business decisions by utilizing technology.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP TOWARD SUCCESS
Completion of the M.S. Business Intelligence degree requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Undergraduate prerequisite courses may be required depending on an applicant's background. The number of courses will be determined upon transcript evaluation during the admissions process. Prerequisite courses cannot be used to fulfill M.S. Business Intelligence course requirements and must be completed before beginning the program. Talk to an advisor about required prerequisite courses.
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Career Opportunities in Business Intelligence
In today's technology-driven world, many organizations use business intelligence to make strategic decisions, identify opportunities to improve processes, tighten operations and much more. Through analysis of data from a variety of sources, companies employ business intelligence to predict trends, measure sales or other results, evaluate products and assess a variety of other internal data.
What types of business intelligence jobs are available? A variety of industries employ business intelligence professionals to develop reporting solutions that utilize a variety of analytical tools and deliver their respective organizations operational information. Here are a few sample jobs that students earning the M.S. Business Intelligence might be qualified for:
- Business Intelligence Reporting Specialist
- Business Intelligence Architect
- Data Warehouse Architect
- Microsoft Business Intelligence Analyst