Business Intelligence Technologies

Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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18 credit hours

This program is offered by George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology/Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Program Description

Business intelligence encompasses a wide range of technologies to support analyzing business data, transforming information and generating intelligence. Technologies play important roles in business intelligence systems and form the foundation of its architecture. Studies show that there is a constant demand for data analysis and information analysts who can understand database, query data, perform activities in analytical processing, statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining. The certificate program is created to meet this demand helping students understand underlying concepts and methodologies that are used in business intelligence processes.

The certificate program consists of major courses from the degree completion program, Business Intelligence Technologies (BIT). Hence it supports the mission and vision of the department, school, and the University same way as the BIT program. The required courses of this certificate program are available online. Students in the program will study concepts and principles in business intelligence and the underlying building technologies. Students will experience a broad category of applications and techniques for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access to data to help business users perform better decision making.

The minor may be taken in lieu of the certificate program. Students may choose to receive the minor or certificate but not both.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Student will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the field of business intelligence.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the program content.
  • Student will be able to analyze, design and document a system component using appropriate business intelligence techniques and models.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles of business intelligence systems and technologies.

Program Requirements

  • All courses must be taken at Webster University.
  • Student does not need junior standing to pursue the certificate.
  • Student may need prerequisite courses to fulfill requirements for some CSIS courses.
  • Non-CSIS Prerequisites:
    • CSIS 3500 has a prerequisite of COAP 2100
    • CSIS 4300 has a prerequisite of COSC 2810

Required Courses

  • CSIS courses (18 hours)


All courses available via the Internet.