Minor in Business Intelligence Technologies
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. In fact, business intelligence
is widely embraced by companies to help executives in decision making. More and more
companies need knowledgeable people to perform analysis and increase the company's
success through analytically focused strategies. That's why Webster University's George
Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology's minor in Business Intelligence
Technologies program was created.
"There will be a shortage of talent necessary for organizations to take advantage of big data. By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions." - McKinsey Global Institute
Points of Distinction
- Students will be successful in the process of transforming data to meaningful information and identifying new opportunities for businesses.
- Students will be armed with various technologies that support effective business decision making in today's increasingly competitive environment.
- 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 required core courses are available online.