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Saint Joseph's University - Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics Program (MSBIA)

The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University offers an online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA) degree program that targets the analytics and business intelligence technologies and skills associated with data-driven business operations. The program covers proficiencies in data mining, data warehousing, and data interpretation, as well as the theories and practices that inform enterprise-wide knowledge management and decision-making. This is a 30-credit master’s program that can be completed in 20-24 months by part-time students who enroll in one course per semester. The MSBIA program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits. classifies this program under both Data Analytics and Business Intelligence based on the curriculum.

Saint Joseph’s University’s online programs utilize Blackboard, a learning management system that supports synchronous and asynchronous instruction. This means that there are scheduled streamed lectures and real-time instructor-led discussions that students must be present for online. Additional course materials, assignments, and recorded lectures are available to students on-demand, and can be accessed 24/7. Students can also interact with classmates through online discussion boards, and with instructors via phone, email, and/or Skype.

The MSBIA program is comprised of ten three-credit courses that address topics in business intelligence and analytics. The analytics curriculum includes courses in Data Mining; Predictive Analytics; and Business Analytics for Business Intelligence (BI). The BI curriculum begins with a Foundations for Business Intelligence introductory course, and includes advanced coursework in Business Process Modeling & Analysis; Critical Performance Management; and Management Issues in Business Intelligence. The program also includes courses that target the following subject areas: Concepts and Practice of DSS Modeling; Database Management Theory and Practice; and Enterprise Data. Graduates of the MSBIA program at Saint Joseph’s University will receive a Business Intelligence Certification endorsed by SAS, Inc.

Saint Joseph’s University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Erivan K. Haub School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Saint Joseph's University Online: Erivan K. Haub School of Business

Programs Offered: Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics)
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous instruction with students attending live sessions with professors. Students also interact with classmates and professors through online discussion boards and by email.
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Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics program (MSBIA)

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics, Business Intelligence
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Foundations for Business Intelligence, Database Management Theory and Practice, Introduction to Data Mining, Predictive Analytics
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Three starts per year: January, May, September
Curriculum Options: Part-time only
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 20 to 24 months (1 course per session)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: GMAT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$29,220 + fees to ~$35,064 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $974 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states