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Transform data into actionable insights

There has been massive growth in the field of big data. Organizations collect and utilize vast caches of data in order to make informed decisions. Those who can turn data into actionable insights are extremely valuable to organizations in all major industries.

Business intelligence is a growing field, and with the emergence of big data and related technologies like cloud computing, it offers promising career growth opportunities. Blending analytics with information technology, business intelligence involves aspects of business analytics and data mining, data integration, data warehouse design and implementation, data programming and artificial intelligence. Business intelligence analysts use the tools and methods at their disposal to help decision-makers examine and improve business processes, reduce costs and promptly identify competitive opportunities in the marketplace.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence

The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence is a unique 12-credit-hour program that can be completed in as few as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). It is designed for those aspiring for careers in business intelligence, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and IT and for mid-level professionals who want to learn skills in data-driven business decision making. In addition, this certificate program fulfills 4 course requirements for the MS in Information Systems and Technology, so it’s a great way to build knowledge and credentials while considering further graduate studies.

Throughout the program, students gain skills in data programming, decision support systems, data warehouse design and implementation, data integration, artificial intelligence applications, business analytics, data mining and management science. Upon completing the certificate, students are able to apply contemporary data programming techniques, structure and visualize data in useful and usable formats for business insights, utilize business intelligence technologies to provide historical, descriptive, predictive and prescriptive views of business operations, and communicate business intelligence insights to stakeholders.

Complete Four Courses Total:

Two Required Courses:

INFSYS 6830: Data Programming for Business Intelligence

INFSYS 6833: Decision Support Systems for Business Intelligence

Choose Two of the Following Courses:

INFSYS 6849: Data Warehouse Design and Implementation

INFSYS 6851: Practicum in Business Intelligence

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

Career Opportunities

Business Analyst
Quantitative Analyst
Operations Research Analyst
Market Research Analyst
Management Analyst
Financial Analyst
Computer Systems Analyst
Data/Report Analyst
Data Scientist

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence at UMSL is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

The College of Business Administration at UMSL offers innovative certificate programs designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance in your profession.

You’ll learn from highly qualified educators and researchers who hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. They are not only academics, but business practitioners and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in affordability in the St. Louis region.

College of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
104 Anheuser-Busch Hall
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Office of Graduate Admissions
121 Woods Hall
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121