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Business Intelligence Graduate Certificate

Quick Facts

  1. Credit Hours: 12 (4 courses); can be completed in 2 semesters
  2. STEM Designation: Yes.
    • CIP Code - 11.0103
  3. Admission Requirements:
    1. Undergraduate degree in any major
    2. General Graduate School requirements
    3. No GMAT/GRE requirements
    4. TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English.


Business Intelligence skills are ranked among the top technology skills that will be in demand over the next decade. The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence (BI) prepares students to support better business decision-making by providing internal data and external data in a useful and usable format. Using BI, decision makers are able to examine the value of business processes and products while watching for competitive opportunities in the marketplace. BI technologies provide historical, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive views of business operations. The BI Certificate blends analytics and information technology in a unique program during which students work on industry datasets and learn to appreciate the difficulties of large-scale, unstructured data as well as the need for nuanced solutions.


This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements. Students may choose to combine this certificate with other courses and/or certificates to obtain the Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet general University of Missouri-St. Louis Graduate School admissions requirements.

This program does not require any standardized test results, however, non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language competency by submitting an official TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission is 79 iBT. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

Certificate Requirements

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence must meet all Graduate School requirements including, but not limited to, requirements on admissions, enrollment, course policies, and academic standing as listed in the University Bulletin.

This certificate requires completion of a total of 12-credit hours. The list of required courses follows:
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
INFSYS 6830 Dataprogramming for Business Intelligence 3
INSFYS 6833 Decision Support Systems for Business Intelligence 3
Choose 2 6
INFSYS 6849 Data Warehouse Design and Implementation
INFSYS 6860 Data Integration
INFSYS 6862 Artificial Intelligence Applications for Business and Cybersecurity
SCMA 6345 Business Analytics and Data Mining
SCMA 6350 Management Science Methods
INFSYS 6851 Practicum in Business Intelligence
Total 12 Credit Hours

The required courses may be substituted with other courses with the approval of the Chair of the Information Systems and Technology Department.