Business Intelligence Specialization

Business Intelligence Specialization

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

Students who pursue a specialization in business intelligence help businesses, agencies and organizations make better decisions about how they handle data. You'll learn how to analyze and transform data to information or knowledge. In your coursework and laboratory assignments you'll develop advanced and specialized knowledge in online analytical processing, data mining, data warehousing and text mining. You'll build skills in demand in multiple fields.

Program Highlights

  • Latest tools and technology are available in the recently remodeled Centennial Hall on campus.
  • Centralized advising, career guidance and counseling services give you easily accessed support.
  • Three classes (nine credits) required for certificate completion.

Program Distinctions

  • St. Cloud State has the only undergraduate program in information technology security in Minnesota
  • 35 years of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and AACSB International.
  • Faculty internationally recognized in the field.
  • Three labs house about 170 computers running Windows and Linux.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education


Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • New $45 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF)
  • $600,000 National Science Foundation grant helps support students who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • 31% increase in Honors Program enrollment in fall 2013

Popular Careers

  • Network Administrator/Security Officer
  • IT Security Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Specialist
  • Security/Network Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Data Archiving/Security

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