2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Business Intelligence

Degree

Certificate (Eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate or if combined with AS degree.)

Overview

Business intelligence analysts use data to figure out market and business trends for companies to increase profits and efficiency. They may work directly for a company, or as a consultant. Business intelligence analysts gather this data through a number of ways, from mining a company's own internal data, looking at competitor data and industry trends to help develop a picture of where the company stands in the industry, where they can improve, and where they can reduce costs.

Career Opportunities

Companies are eager to hire people with understanding of data relationships and data modeling as well as using data analysis and advanced analytics to reveal insights and outliers about an organization’s data. Advanced opportunities in Business Intelligence increase with education and experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Create data visualizations of organization’s trends and standings within the industry.
  • Analyze data to determine market and business trends for stakeholders of an organization.
  • Utilize appropriate applications to aggregate and analyze business data.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BA 140Tableau for Business Analytics

1 credits

BA 170Fund of Business Analysis

2 credits

BA 250Data Analytics

2 credits

BA 270Advanced Business Analysis

3 credits

BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 21

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BA 140Tableau for Business Analytics

1 credits

BA 170Fund of Business Analysis

2 credits

BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

BA 270Advanced Business Analysis

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BA 250Data Analytics

2 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 21

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum of 21 total semester credit hours as outlined
  • Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher