Program Overview: Master of Science in Business Intelligence

Program Overview Master of Science in Business Intelligence
By John Koehler December 27, 2019

Companies in every industry rely on business intelligence to make decisions about the future. But it’s more than just gathering data. It’s about getting the data, organizing it into a coherent form, assessing values, interpreting facts, identifying various factors, drawing conclusions, making intelligent recommendations and much, much more. It’s a valuable professional skillset to own. Bottom line: Having the necessary skills and education to interpret a company’s business intelligence data can make you a valuable commodity just about anywhere in the corporate world.

That’s where a holding a relevant degree, such as UA Grantham's Master of Science in Business Intelligence, can give you an edge. If you’ve been thinking about taking the next step in your career, a graduate degree in business intelligence can help you do it.

It’s the kind of education that does more than give you the tools you need to quickly master the world of business intelligence. It also provides a valuable credential that can open new doors of opportunity for your career future.

What is business intelligence?

Business intelligence, often referred to as “BI,” is the process of using software and data to identify trends and insights that help a company make decisions about the future.

Mary Pratt of CIO.com describes it this way: “BI offers a way for people to examine data to understand trends and derive insights by streamlining the effort needed to search for, merge and query the data necessary to make sound business decisions.”

Why is business intelligence important?

In this digital age, companies are drowning in data. Compiling and correctly interpreting that data separates the successful companies from the failed ventures. Understanding what business intelligence is and how to translate it are key to a company’s forward progress in every industry. People who have the education and skills to create and understand this intelligence can help a business avoid making the wrong decision about its future. Or, to put another way, they can help their company thrive, even when others fail. Or, to put it yet another way, you can help your company thrive when you take this next step for your career.

What does UA Grantham’s Master of Science in Business Intelligence provide?

Like all of our degrees, UA Grantham’s Master of Science in Business Intelligence gives students the tools they need to step straight from the classroom learning into real-world situations. With our 36-credit-hour degree program, you’ll master business intelligence fundamentals like:

    • Understanding business intelligence technologies
    • Building models for analysis and forecasting
    • Evaluating organizational information to make recommendations

These are the skills you’ll need to help your business avoid failure and pursue success.

At UA Grantham, our MS in Business Intelligence program is IACBE accredited. Plus, at 36 credit hours, it’s designed to be completed in as little as 24 months, which means you can quickly be on your way toward advancing your career.

Ready to take the first step? With our monthly program starts, there’s no need to wait to begin your degree. All you need to do is contact an admissions representative today. We’re here to help you take the next step on the path to success.

About the Author

John Koehler
John Koehler is a senior marketing specialist on University of Arkansas Grantham's marketing operations team. John is passionate about enabling education opportunities and a positive experience for prospective students. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from Rockhurst University.
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