Business Intelligence (Master of Science)

The Business Intelligence program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in technology and decision making tools that will contribute to their ability to collect, interpret and use information. This program integrates technological concepts within a relevant, functional business application framework. The program provides students with an advanced business education in the fields of technology and decision science.

Students enrolled in this master program are required to follow courses in the sequence set out for the program.

What will I learn in this online business intelligence degree program?

This business intelligence degree integrates technological concepts within a relevant, functional business application framework. After graduation, you will be armed with an advanced business education in the fields of technology and decision science.

What careers can I pursue with an online master’s in Business Intelligence?

With this degree program, you should be able to pursue management and team-lead positions in computer and information systems. Job titles to watch for include technical services manager, data processing manager and computer services director1.

How long is this business intelligence online degree program?

At 37 credit hours, the business intelligence degree program should be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will the online master’s in Business Intelligence degree program cost?

The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our information technology courses and programs, to learn about financial assistance opportunities, or for information on Grantham's enrollment process.

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Business Intelligence (Master of Science)

Business Intelligence Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing these courses and learning about the various business intelligence tools at your disposal, you will be able to:

  • Build business models for forecasting and business analysis
  • Compare and contrast business intelligence technologies
  • Integrate information from the organization into a strategic system
  • Use communication systems
  • Assess workflow, data analysis, and technology through quantitative techniques
  • Analyze professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Evaluate information about an organization's operational processes, financial situation, and business performance
  • Assemble project plans to report project progress to stakeholders
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham prepares all of its students and graduates to succeed in many different professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Grantham University’s Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence Program is IACBE Accredited.

Business Intelligence (Master of Science)

A Master of Science in Business Intelligence degree from Grantham can prepare you for IT-management opportunities in private business or in the public sector1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Application Development Director
  • Computing Services Director
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Technical Services Manager

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Business Intelligence (Master of Science)

As you consider your degree options for learning business intelligence strategy, bear in mind that Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help you prepare for a successful career.

Program Core Credits: 37
Total Credit Hours: 37
Accreditation(s): DEAC, IACBE
Program Core: 37
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU500 Title: Graduate Student Success Credits: 1
  This course is designed to introduce the concepts of professionalism and scholarly research to new graduate students at Grantham University. Students will explore the construct of professionalism, including relevant educational requirements, ethical behavior, required experience, certification or credentialing examinations, and field-specific organizations in light of their chosen disciplines. Further, this course introduces the concepts of scholarly research as both a field of literature and as a systematic method of inquiry. Students will prepare for potential scholarly research projects that may be required in their degree programs by exploring the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) modules and reviewing the steps to propose a research study. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate skill sets related to career success: distributed collaboration, critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, data and information literacy, and ethical b
Course: BUS501 Title: Overview of Business Intelligence Credits: 3
  This course surveys the field of business intelligence and establishes a foundation of knowledge regarding the integration of sales, human resources, customers, finance, and product information data into a data warehouse. Students discover the process of data-driven decision making and its role in today's organizations.
Course: MGT517 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  Today, businesses run on hardware, software, and human capital more than ever before. This course focuses on the people in the organization and how they work and behave in the work environment. It examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork, and the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management, and ways to eliminate barriers to effective communications within the workplace.
Course: IS515 Title: Management of Information Systems Credits: 3
  In this course, students gain valuable insight into the planning, organizing, and controlling of user services, as well as the management of the information systems development process. The course also examines organizational learning curves, dealing with vendors, budgeting, accounting, management reporting, and legal considerations of information systems.
Course: IS525 Title: Information Systems Strategic Planning Credits: 3
  Information systems are an integral part of corporate operations. This course examines guidelines for developing an information systems plan, selecting systems projects, assessing current systems, and planning future systems expansion that supports organizational growth.
Course: IS566 Title: Decision Support & Intelligent Systems Credits: 3
  Students investigate how Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems, and Neural Networks can help organizations harness their own information resources to maximize decision making. Students determine how artificial intelligence systems help organizations capture the expertise of their decision makers and in doing so, move beyond the role of office automation and into the role of analysis.
Course: IS576 Title: Data Warehousing Credits: 3
  In this course, students explore how data warehouses are used to capture, analyze, and provide output that managers can use in their decision making process. Data warehouses provide decision makers access to strategic and consolidated information that spans the enterprise and previously was stored in disparate operational information systems. Students develop methods of overcoming the obstacles in data management to support effective, data driven decision making processes.
Course: MGT541 Title: Customer Relationship Management Credits: 3
  Students generate systems of customer relationship management that promote effective, long term client relationships by delivering value to targeted organizational markets. Depending upon assessment of value in the marketplace provides a means of gaining profitability. The management of customer needs including data capture, storage and analysis are central to building effective customer management. Students focus on helping customers maximize profits through efficient data management systems.
Course: MGT551 Title: Business Performance Management Credits: 3
  Students translate business performance management topics related to organizational development and performance management in a business intelligence context. This course focuses on how to drive business strategy throughout the organization through performance objectives, organization structures, and management processes, as well as how to deal with managing the performance of teams and individuals toward the achievement of performance objectives.
Course: MGT621 Title: Balanced Scorecards and Performance Dashboards Credits: 3
  Students create business intelligence tools such as balanced scorecards, performance prisms, and dashboards as tools to use in the organizational decision making process. Content in this course focuses on the advantages of each data tool and the best implementation options moving towards performance improvement. Students learn to match information needs with the most appropriate data presentation.
Course: MGT642 Title: Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation Credits: 3
  In this course, students focus on the strategic management of technology and innovation as a way to increase the productivity of organizations. Leveraging technology in a rapidly changing global environment is a key to successful organizational management. Students develop methods to use in staying current in emerging trends and riding those trends to improve profitability within an organization.
Course: PRJ515 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of effective project management. It provides students with the opportunity to apply these elements using exercises and examples based on real-time projects. The required tools and techniques used to plan, measure, and control projects and the methods used to organize and manage projects are discussed.
Course: PRJ691 Title: Capstone Project-Business Intelligence Credits: 3
  Students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. This project is completely individualized; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.