Business Intelligence Specialization

Embrace your analytical side and enhance your degree with a specialization in Business Intelligence. You will learn to collaborate within the local environment to determine and implement the best business intelligence approaches, solutions, and measurements. These courses will teach you to appraise the current landscape of data applications and forecast their evolution, while communicating big data as a concept and its place in today’s business environment. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.

Business Intelligence Specialization for Graduate Degrees

When you add the Business Intelligence specialization to your master's degree, you will learn how data can be used to make key business decisions. The three (3), three (3) credit courses in this specialization cover topics such as data collection, analytics, the applications of big data, and trends in data management.

Degrees Offering the Business Intelligence Specialization


Master of Information Systems Management (MSIM)

Graduate Business Intelligence Specialization Courses

To earn your Master of Information Systems Management with a specialization in Business Intelligence, you must complete these three courses in addition to the core Information Systems Management courses.

ISM 600 Big Data Analytics and Application

3 Credits

This course provides knowledge and experience of the processes to derive new analytical value and management techniques in order to create competitive advantages in businesses and industry. In particular, it provides a practitioner’s approach to some of the key techniques and tools used in big data analytics including: Hive, Impala, Pig, MapReduce. Students will apply a decision-making framework within which they will interact with the data to discover data insights and patterns. The outcome will provide a robust analytical decision model that empowers students to determine best quantitative business decisions.

ISM 681 Business Intelligence Systems

3 Credits

This virtual lab-based course outlines the procedures necessary for translating raw data into meaningful information that can be used for making business decisions. Students complete a group project through which they utilize a range of technologies that enable these processes. Prerequisite: ISM 680.

ISM 682 Advanced Data Management and Acquisition Capstone

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of current and future trends in data management. Students continue to develop their knowledge of online data applications as they apply to broad and specific contexts through the completion of a capstone project. Prerequisites: ISM 680 and ISM 681.

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