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School of Business Administration

Business Intelligence

The certificate in Business Intelligence (BI) is intended for students interested in the organizational architecture for building information systems in support of decision making. Individuals with BI qualifications are in high demand for positions in large organizations such as dunnhumby (BI provider to Kroger and Home Depot among others), 5/3 Bank, GE Appliances, Teradata, Sogeti, and Reinsurance Group of America.

The free-standing Graduate Certificate Program is comprised of the following nine (9) semester hours of course work. Note that the nine semester hours do not include any prerequisites that must be satisfied for specific courses. Prerequisites that do not count toward the credits for the Certificate Program have equivalent courses offered at the undergraduate level. Transfer hours may be used toward such prerequisites but not toward any of the nine credit hours required for the Certificate Program.


MBA 664. Database Management. 3 Hours. Introduction to databases and their management. File organization and data structures; database management systems; major data models; conceptual, logical, and physical database design; data definition and manipulation with SQL; data administration; and client/server and distributed databases. SQL-based software tool for database project. Prerequisite(s): MBA 660 or equivalent.

MBA 667A. Advanced Business Intelligence. 3 Hours. This course is about developing a program for business intelligence in an organization. Will cover the framework, concepts, methods, people skills, and technologies necessary for making effective decisions fast. Also addresses issues from the capture of facts to the delivery of information and decision support systems, including data quality, data warehousing, business intelligence success factors and impact on organizations, business performance management (dashboards and scorecards), multi-dimensional data analysis and online analytic processing, data visualization, and applications of Business Intelligence. Prerequisite(s): MBA 611, MBA 660, and some SQL query language.

MBA 667B. Data Warehousing. 3 Hours. This course will emphasize the purpose, design, implementation, and effective use of data warehouses and data warehousing technologies. Various schemas for the design of a data warehouse, modeling time in a data warehouse, data quality management for building a data warehouse from operational data stores and legacy applications, and technologies to populate and retrieve information from data warehouses will be covered. Related topics of data marts, analytical processing, data mining, and active data warehousing will also be addressed. Prerequisite(s): MBA 660. MBA 664 also required unless student has database management coursework or relevant database management experience.


Department of MIS, OM and Decision Sciences

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2130
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