Master of Science in Business Intelligence (MSBI)


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Program Description

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Business Intelligence (MSBI) program is a professionally oriented program which develops the diversified analytical skills and competencies required gain insight and intelligence into the in the operations of a modern business enterprise.

The Business Intelligence program is designed for students seeking to acquire a higher level of knowledge and understanding of business operations. Students will acquire the key analytical skills needed define and implement key performance metrics across business units. Further, students will learn to use tools such as Six Sigma to identify business processes ideal for improvement. With a focus on quantifying business operations, students will learn to tell a business story using verifiable numbers. Business intelligence is about using data to understand and improve operations. This program teaches those key skills.

The MS in Business Intelligence program courses are open for enrollment once a month.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the online program are to provide students with:

  • Identify and understand the functional areas of business intelligence.
  • Develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.
  • Apply sound analytical skills and business principles to decision making with respect to operational and strategic activities.
  • Develop sound financial planning, reporting, and information models which satisfy regulatory considerations such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Develop corporate dashboards which utilize key performance indicators which managers and workers can use to improve day-to-day business operations.
  • Use a framework such as Six Sigma to analyze all aspects of business operations and find and implement quality-control improvements and efficiencies.
  • Recognize and solve potential risks and put in place policies and procedures which minimize the impact of business interruptions.
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American Sentinel University exists to enable our students to achieve their educational and professional goals. Our high-quality online degree programs have been designed so that our students can maxi ... Read More

American Sentinel University exists to enable our students to achieve their educational and professional goals. Our high-quality online degree programs have been designed so that our students can maximize their Return on Learning. American Sentinel's educational approach is backed by top leaders in higher education in North America. American Sentinel was founded as a Vanderbilt University Technology Company by nationally recognized academic and business leaders, including Joe B. Wyatt, Chancellor Emeritus of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Richard W. Oliver, CEO of American Sentinel University (author of several management books, former VP Marketing for Nortel, an award-winning professor at Vanderbilt University). Fast Facts Founded in 1988 (American College of Computer & Information Science) and 2000 (American Graduate School of Management) Over 15 online degree programs with no residency requirements 1,200+ students 1,400+ alumni 40+ full and adjunct faculty (over 60% with PhDs) 35+ academic administrators and staff Offices: Denver, CO, and Birmingham, AL Accredited: Distance Education & Training Council Student Satisfaction: average more than 90% across programs Mission Statement American Sentinel University's mission is to provide high-quality, innovative degree and certificate programs that enable students to develop the critical thinking, decision-making, and leadership skills necessary to enhance their personal lives and their careers in emerging industries and fast-growing sectors of the global economy. Vision Statement To be recognized as a world leader in providing accessible, quality, advanced education for the motivated, non-traditional learner/professional who seeks to lead in emerging industries or growing market sectors of the global economy. Providing new levels of access to motivated, non-traditional students who here-to-fore have not had the opportunity for advanced professional degrees for reasons of time, money, or geography. Innovative use of technology that creates new standards in assessment and achievement of academic excellence. Understanding and meeting the changing needs of its students, communities, and other constituents Creating excellence in student and constituent services. Read less
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