The value of big data in an information-based economy is astronomical. So is the demand for professionals who can analyze that knowledge and gain insight from it to make mission-critical business decisions.
The Master of Business Administration in Business Intelligence will develop you into a savvy leader with an enterprise-wide perspective on data. It will teach you to analyze patterns, put them into context and draw a direct line between information and results. In the process, you'll look at the technology that bridges the gap between raw data and analysis and learn how to correlate the most relevant information with specific business challenges.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. With courses offered on campus and online, this program blends the best of both worlds by bringing together the convenience of online with the advantages of a physical campus. The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. You'll develop projects that serve your business needs while simultaneously becoming a stronger, more capable leader.
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Taught by analytics and IT experts, SNHU's MBA in Business Intelligence program compliments the traditional MBA education in economics, marketing and operations with data-driven tactics that can be applied to almost every business vertical. You'll explore data quality and interpretation, while learning to identify patterns, relationships and opportunities that you can use to influence business strategies and tactics.
The program combines research, real-world case studies and best practices to focus on:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Business Intelligence at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
The job market for business intelligence pros is growing as fast as big data itself. According to the McKinsey Global Institute's report, "Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity," the U.S. will face a shortage of more than 1.5 million managers and analysts who are capable of processing big data and making decisions based on the results. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees that demand for this skillset is high. Marketing research analyst jobs will grow by 19% and management analyst positions will expand by 14% through 2024.
The skills and knowledge you learn in SNHU's MBA in Business Intelligence will prepare you for those jobs and others in high demand, including:
As an MBA graduate, you'll find relevant management and analysis opportunities across private and public sectors, particularly in information technology, energy and utilities, finance services, investment banking, accounting, marketing research, sales and government agencies.
The MBA in Business Intelligence enables you to focus on data quality and interpretation beyond a traditional MBA curriculum. Nine core courses provide a solid foundation in such areas as managerial accounting, information technology and quantitative analysis for decision-making. Three concentration courses take you deeper into business intelligence, examining big data at the macro level and focusing on business implications and opportunities. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
You can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
We live in a world where substantial amounts of data are available at the touch of a button. While this may be a very empowering prospect, it can also be overwhelming. In this course, students will examine the status of Big Data and its impact on the business world, framing analytics challenges using a structured life cycle approach to data analytics problems. Emphasis will be placed upon the verification of data, analytic techniques and open source tools for analyzing data, the role of regulatory organizations, and the privacy and ethics issues that surround its use.
The role of many analysts is as much about interpreting the results of data analysis as it is about gathering the data and "crunching the numbers." In this course, students will learn how to evaluate data in context, interpret data trends, and receive an overview of decision support management techniques such as predictive modeling, risk assessment and optimization, and analytics algorithms, which will set the stage for more advanced study in subsequent courses. Concepts from enterprise data management, including data warehousing and business intelligence, will provide a foundation for examining the topics of data mining, advanced and dimensional data modeling, and decision support system development as techniques for an organization's competitive advantage.
In addition to the gathering and interpretation of data, today's business environment calls upon the analyst to communicate the results of data analysis to a variety of audiences. In this course students will learn how to synthesize the technical components of data analysis into reports, presentations, and visual dashboards that are meaningful for the intended audience and deliver those components in a coherent, convincing format.
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