MBA in Business Intelligence / Analytics


Information is the lifeblood of every company, as is the ability to identify, gather, extract, and analyze this raw data. Business intelligence uses a variety of software applications to transform these facts and figures into useful information that can then be used as a catalyst for constructive decision making, cutting costs, improving operations, and identifying new business opportunities. With an MBA in Business Intelligence / Analytics, you will make an immediate and valuable contribution to any company, with exceptional proficiency in the science of business modeling, database systems, data warehousing, data mining, and benchmarking.

Program Features:
  • MBA core courses offered weeknights, alternating weekends or during the day on the main campus, alternating weekends at select other campuses and online. The Business Intelligence / Analytics courses are offered online or weeknights at our main campus.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • Program begins four times annually with starts in October, January, April, and July.
  • Program offered in conjunction with NSU's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Certificate areas are available.

Curriculum Guide  arrowtop

Total Credits: 42

MBA Core Courses (27 total credits)

Business Intelligence / Analytics Concentration Courses (15 total credits):
MMIS 630 Database Management and Applications   
MMIS 642 Data Warehousing  
MMIS 643 Data Mining  
MMIS 692 Capstone Project in Business Intelligence  
MGT 5090 Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking  

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

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MMIS 630   Database Management and Applications  (3 cr.)

The application of database concepts to management information systems. Design objectives, methods, costs, and benefits associated with the use of a database management system. Tools and techniques for the management of large amounts of data. Database design, performance, and administration. File organization and access methods. The architectures of database systems, data models for database systems (network, hierarchical, relational, and object-oriented model), client-server database applications, distributed databases, and object-oriented databases.

MMIS 642   Data Warehousing  (3 cr.)

This course includes the various factors involved in developing data warehouses and data marts: planning, design, implementation, and evaluation; review of vendor data warehouse products; cases involving contemporary implementations in business, government, and industry; techniques for maximizing effectiveness through OLAP and data mining. Prerequisite: MMIS 630 Database Systems.

MMIS 643   Data Mining  (3 cr.)

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and techniques of data mining. Concepts will be illustrated with case studies of real data mining examples. The focus is to find knowledge from huge amounts of data being handled electronically. Students will gain hands on experience using data mining tools on real data. Necessary background concepts in statistics and programming will be provided. Prerequisites: MMIS 671 Decision Support Systems or QNT 5040 Business Modeling, and MMIS 630 Database Systems.

MMIS 692   Capstone Project in Business Intelligence  (3 cr.)

This capstone project requires students to employ the knowledge and skills assimilated in the four courses to design and develop a business intelligence application that leads to direct and measurable value for the students' organization. Prerequisites: MMIS 630 Database Systems, MMIS 642 Data Warehousing, and MMIS 643 Data Mining.

MGT 5090     Entrepreneurial and Strategic Thinking  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a well-developed understanding of business enterprises and the entrepreneurial and strategic thinking that drives them in a dynamic, competitive regional, national, and global economy. Students will learn to apply entrepreneurial and strategic management practices (e.g., using case analysis) to organizations of varying sizes. Prerequisites: ACT 5060, ECN 5050, MGT 5020, MKT 5070, and QNT 5040.

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ACTP 5001     Introductory Accounting  (3 cr.)

An accelerated introductory course stressing the essential elements of accounting skills that will be used in the master's degree program. Managerial uses of accounting data and preparation of financial statements will be covered in this course. Course satisfies program prerequisite of financial accounting for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

QNTP 5002     Introductory Statistics  (3 cr.)

This course satisfies the prerequisite of statistics for master's degree programs. The concepts of statistical notation, probability are covered as well as the principles of estimation using the central limit theorem. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

ECNP 5003     Introductory Economics  (3 cr.)

This course is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation in the basic concepts of economics. The course will introduce students to the analytical approaches and methods used in the economics by applying them to examine current economic issues. The discussion will begin with an overview. The structure will follow a traditional entry level course in economics. Much of the discussion will consider markets and how they determine what is produced and how it is allocated. Also, attention will be devoted to evaluating market outcomes and thinking about remedies to problems that markets cannot solve. Also considered will be how aggregate economic activities are measured, and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in determination of national income. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

MKTP 5005     Introductory Marketing  (3 cr.)

This is a survey of the essentials of marketing. Covers the nature of marketing and its environment, selecting target markets, marketing research, customer behavior, and forecasting sales. Emphasis on marketing strategy planning. Course satisfies the program prerequisite of marketing for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.

FINP 5008     Business Finance  (3 cr.)

A survey of the essentials of finance and its environment. Financial management as it applies to organizations, ratio analysis, leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, and other concepts as they apply to business organizations. Course satisfies program prerequisite of finance for master's degree programs. This course is not financial aid eligible if taken by itself. Students must be taking an aid eligible course from their degree program with this course in order to receive financial aid.