Business Intelligence


In today’s highly competitive market business decisions are increasingly made by analysts who understand how to interpret and effectively translate data to inform key decisions and strategies.

The Business Intelligence MBA concentration from Concordia University, Nebraska equips working professionals who may or may not have a business background with all the analytical skills necessary to make smart, data-driven business decisions for both large and small companies. Learn how to translate complex metrics into meaningful and actionable recommendations. The traditional MBA progression can be completed in 24 months; our Fast Track option means qualified students can earn this IACBE-accredited master’s degree in as little as 18 months!

Graduates of this program will become experts in applying statistical tools and cutting-edge technologies to guide businesses to greater success. Learn how to employ best practices through a Christian perspective that reinforces both an ethical and holistic approach to business.

Students will be charged with creating analytical models to identify trends and predict outcomes. The diverse and game-changing transactions made between businesses will be explored. Courses will focus on how to clearly and most effectively turn statistical evidence into strategic planning measures. In addition, communication skills to distill these complex findings will be taught so our graduates will be fully prepared for many in-demand management jobs within the fields of finance, marketing, technology, consulting, healthcare, education, and more.

This Business Intelligence concentration fits within Concordia Nebraska’s mission as a traditional nonprofit university with a faith-based approach to learning: Our goal is to create effective servant-leaders through rigorous academics, supported by caring, experienced instructors.

Our MBA curriculum is specifically designed to have immediate real-world application – this means you can take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your job. Evening courses help you advance your education without taking time away from your current job. Our student-focused approach also gives you the support of fellow students – build a professional network and reinforce case studies as you learn with your peers.

Business Intelligence Program Goals

Use statistical tools and cutting-edge technologies to create analytical models to identify patterns and trends, predict outcomes, and clearly communicate findings for strategic planning and business decision-making.

Explore the fundamental importance of data governance and the management of the business intelligence function to provide the greatest support within organizations spanning a vast array of industries including, but not limited to, finance, marketing, technology, consulting, healthcare and education.

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The next start date for Business Intelligence is Monday, Mar 4.

Business Intelligence MBA ConcentrationCourses

  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks

The Business Intelligence MBA concentration program from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to prepare you to analyze and translate complex data into manageable and actionable recommendations that will drive decision-making in organizations big and small.

MBA Core

    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
    MBA 551 Operations Management
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.

Business Intelligence Concentration

    MBA 651 Introduction to Business Analytics
    Business analytics uses data sources and statistical techniques to generate valuable information used in business decision making and project management. This course provides an overview of business analytics processes. Students develop an understanding of the role of analytics in project management, business strategy, information management, and big data technology. Privacy, ethics, and data governance issues are also addressed.
    MBA 652 Strategic Analytics
    This course addresses concepts from the field of business, competitive analysis, and market intelligence. Students examine business and competitive analysis techniques and consider ideal analytical approaches, and the communication of analytical results. Case studies and projects support conceptual understanding.
    MBA 653 Data Visualization and Communication
    This course addresses the fundamentals of data visualization and communication. Students will develop skills and strategies to communicate insights about data to stakeholders in all levels of the organization. They will explore leading technology tools for data visualization. Learning objectives are supported by case studies and applications.

MBA Capstone

    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

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