About the Master's in Business Intelligence

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Joshua took advantage of the university’s special military education benefits, including reduced tuition rates, the school’s ability to accept TA payments, and the minimal need for internet access while completing course work around unpredictable military work schedules.

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.

Course Highlights

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.

View the entire M.S. Business Intelligence curriculum.

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.

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