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Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics
The online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics at Saint Joseph’s University – the first Business Intelligence & Analytics master’s degree offered entirely online – is designed and delivered, by those at the center of the Business Intelligence and Analytics industry.
Before we get into the specifics of the online MS degree, it’s worth taking a moment to answer the question, “What is Business Intelligence and Analytics?”
To start, the terms “business intelligence” and “business analytics” are sometimes used interchangeably despite having alternate definitions. One example of these alternate definitions comes from Thomas Davenport*, professor of information technology and management at Babson College, who argues that business intelligence should be divided into querying, reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), an “alerts” tool, and business analytics.
In other words, business analytics is a subset of business intelligence that focuses on statistics, prediction, and optimization, rather than the reporting functionality.
That said, the program is taught within the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, which is AACSB-accredited and among only 5% of business schools in the world with a dual business accreditation. The MSBIA Program houses the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to exchanging the latest research and practical findings on all aspects of managing business intelligence and analytics in organizations. This allows students to work closely with faculty and staff at the center of the BI industry.
Graduates of the MSBIA program at Saint Joseph’s University also receive a Business Intelligence Certificate from SAS, Inc., a credential that further distinguishes students and differentiates them from their colleagues.
The curriculum of the online Business Intelligence & Analytics master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University covers data mining, data warehousing, solutions to big data, market intelligence, decision support, online analytical processing and data-driven communication to help graduates master front-to-back Business Intelligence and Analytics skills, something few other schools can offer.
The Saint Joseph’s University Difference
- First analytics master's degree offered entirely online
- Designed and delivered by those at the center of the business intelligence and analytics industry
- Taught within the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, which is AACSB-accredited and among only 5% of business schools in the world with a dual business accreditation
- In its 2014 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," U.S. News & World Report ranked SJU's online MSBIA program among its "Top 25" at #18
- Students receive a Business Intelligence certificate that is endorsed by SAS, Inc.
At Saint Joseph’s University, passion for the Business Intelligence and Analytics field is evident in all aspects of the program. The faculty doesn't just teach Business Intelligence and Analytics, they are part of the foundation of the Business Intelligence and Analytics industry itself. Graduates will not only hold one of the most respected and recognized Business Intelligence & Analytics degrees in the field, together with highly sought after SAS certification provided by the SAS Global Certification Program, they will leave SJU with an insider’s perspective on Business Intelligence and Analytics and the many ways it can enhance their own careers and their company’s bottom line.
Take a moment to gain more insight on this growing field by visiting Saint Joseph’s University’s content resource center where you will find tools, tips and thoughts specific to Business Intelligence and Analytics.
To learn more about the online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative or request more information.