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The Business Intelligence master of science degree program prepares students for careers in Big Data, including business analysts, data warehouse administrators, and consultants. Business Intelligence master of science students receive graduate-level instruction that develops the technical, business, and analytic competencies necessary to inform effective organizational decision-making. Graduate courses in data management, qualitative analysis, and business intelligence technologies introduce core knowledge and skills through a series of interconnected learning experiences. Students further develop key technical and analytical skills in courses that address topics such as data mining methodologies, pattern recognition and analysis, and process modeling. As they complete the program, students will refine their critical thinking and communication skills by examining a variety of real-world business challenges, through advanced lessons in data visualization, creative reporting, case studies, project management, and leadership development. Each course will develop the student’s academic research skills, tools, and methodologies as students learn how to utilize academic research for a variety of contexts and learning activities. Throughout the program, students will develop their capstone thesis project focusing on building a data warehouse, which they will deliver in the final month of the degree.
Master's Objective Today’s businesses have access to a vast amount of information that can be utilized to improve their products and services, make their companies run more effectively, and transform their business. As such, utilizing Big Data to make informed business decisions is a rapidly growing trend for businesses around the world. The objective of the Business Intelligence master of science degree program is to prepare students to collect, manage, prepare, analyze, interpret, and communicate this information for the improvement of specific business processes and to inform business decisions. This goal will be accomplished by providing students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively utilize data for the improvement of business results. It will also be accomplished through project-based learning activities and guided academic research applications, which will enable students to use the appropriate tools and technologies for data management, analysis, visualization, and communication.