Jobs for business intelligence analysts—employees tasked with studying and analyzing large amounts of data generated by businesses—are opening up faster than they can be filled. Corporate executives are overwhelmed with volumes of data needing analysis and summary for better decision making. Forbes listed the business intelligence analyst among its top 10 best-paying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs last year. While some industries have a greater need for this role than others, the position is by no means industry-specific—it can be found in a wide variety of settings.
- Learn core intranets: electronic data interchange, electronic banking and payment systems, security and firewalls, software agents, and the social, legal, and international issues of electronic commerce;
- Overview of business intelligence and analytics technologies;
- Define and frame the business context for decisions, decision models, data issues, business intelligence, building analytics capability, cloud computing, making organizations smarter, and measuring the value of analytics; and
- Study analytics software and techniques: date preparation, data exploration and visualization, predictive analytics techniques, text analytics, and spatial analytics.
Did You Know?
Virginia Tech has more than 15 years of serving as an industry leader in online master of information technology programs, and was recently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report, along with the following distinctions:
- Student Engagement Ranked #1
- Outstanding Faculty Ranked #2
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