Information Systems MS - Business Intelligence Concentration 2011

The Software Development Concentration addresses the foundations, methodologies, and tools for developing high quality large-scale software systems, with an emphasis on the technical issues of software development. Online Learning Learning opportunities are available for this concentration.

Master of Science 2010-2011

Information Systems

Business Intelligence Concentration

A Business Intelligence Analyst understands the strategic goals and tactical issues facing an organization, and uses a combination of technology and statistics to provide senior management with the information they need. Typically, this is done through the maintenance of a data warehouse, a special data repository from which strategic information may be harvested, using data mining techniques to compute predictive analytics. Business analysts have strong computational and analytical skills, and are comfortable with both statistics and technology. They are able to anticipate and fill senior executives' data needs, often through the use of real-time dashboards.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options

This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • earn a grade of B- or better in each Prerequisite Phase course
  • earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • maintain a graduate level GPA of 2.50 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a graduate GPA of 2.50 or higher at the completion of all other requirements

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.


Course Requirements
Prerequisite Phase
The goal of the prerequisite phase is to give students the background necessary for starting the graduate program. These prerequisite phase requirements can be fulfilled in one of three ways:
  • The student takes the course and earns a grade of B- or higher
  • The student takes a Graduate Assessment Exam (GAE) to test out of the course
  • The faculty advisor waives the course because of equivalent academic background or work experience.

All students are blocked from enrolling in Graduate Phase courses prior to completing their prerequisites. Students must submit an online Change of Status request (through myCDM) when the Prerequisite Phase is completed to inform the Student Services offices that the block can be removed.

IS 398 Introduction to Is Management Seminar
CSC 211 Programming in Java I
IT 223 Data Analysis
Foundation Phase
IS 421 Systems Analysis
IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
CSC 451 Database Design
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
Advanced Phase
IS 560 Enterprise Systems
IS 574 Business Intelligence
CSC 423 Data Analysis and Regression
IS 567 Knowledge Discovery Technologies
Major Electives
Students must take 2 courses from the list below.
IS 456 Knowledge Management Systems
ECT 480 Intranets and Portals
ECT 586 Customer Relationship Management Technologies
CSC 424 Advanced Data Analysis
ECT 584 Web Data Mining for Business Intelligence
IS 549 Data Warehousing and Data Mining
CDM Open Electives
Students must complete 1 CDM elective courses in the 420-699 range. ANI and DC courses do not qualify. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
Capstone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies