Why Business Intelligence?

Managers, analysts and organizational leaders need actionable, data-driven analysis to improve decision-making and tackle organizational challenges. The Business Intelligence (BI) concentration provides hands-on experience with the tools and methods important for data-driven decision-making, including SQL, Python, R and Tableau, as well as the foundational knowledge of managing complex projects, technology and organizations. Career options include roles as business intelligence analysts and developers, data scientists and analysts, data and knowledge engineers, business intelligence managers and analysts and data and cloud architects--some of the best tech jobs, as reported by US News & World Report.

The Curriculum

Madden School of Business Highlights

The 36-credit hour MSIS with a concentration in Business Intelligence requires completion of core courses (15 credit hours), elective courses (3 credit house), a capstone research/project course (3 credit hours), and courses for the concentration (9 credit hours). Course offerings are scheduled over two consecutive eight-week sessions each fall, spring and summer. A full review of your college transcripts will determine if prerequisite coursework will be needed based on your unique background. Prerequisites include MIS 501 and MIS 601.​

To view the full suite of courses required for the MS Information Systems program, please visit the College Catalog. 


Required Concentration Courses
  • MIS 716 Business Intelligence
  • MIS 740 Data Science
  • MIS 705 Advanced Business Analytics or MIS 702 Cases in Business Analytics
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