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Business Intelligence Systems | MS in Information Systems

Business Intelligence (BI) systems combine operational data with analytical tools to present complex and competitive information to planners and decision makers. The objective is to improve the timeliness and quality of inputs to the decision process. BI is used to understand:

  • The capabilities available in a firm
  • The state of the art, trends, and future directions in the markets
  • The technologies and regulatory environment in which the firm competes
  • The actions of competitors in the implications of these actions

With this specialization, you get the necessary skills and knowledge in real-time data warehousing, data visualization, data mining, online analytical processing, customer relationships management, dashboards and scorecards, corporate performance management, expert and advanced intelligent systems, and hands on experience with leading BI tools.


You may take classes in such subjects as:

  • Database Management 
  • Business Intelligence 
  • Information Systems Management and Strategy
  • IT Governance and Service Management
  • Information Systems Security and Privacy
  • Data Warehousing and Administration
  • Business Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Business Intelligence in Financial Modeling
  • Business Applications of Data Mining
  • Text Analytic and Predictive Modeling

Graduate Success Stories

Add a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) option

You can add a GIS option to your BI specialization to earn a certificate in GIS from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The GIS option addresses how map representations can be abstracted in geo-databases to develop intelligent GIS systems. Find out more​

Please see the course catalog for course descriptions.​​​​​​​



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