Business Intelligence

  • Business Intelligence

  • Business Intelligence

  • Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) is a branch of data analytics that supports the process of converting raw data into actionable business and operational insight for improved decision-making and enhanced organizational efficiencies. The field encompasses techniques such as query generation, data mining, data modeling and analysis, creation of dashboards and visualization charts, and production of analytics reports.

Our course introduces participants to the field of Business Intelligence (BI), with emphasis on descriptive analytics. The program employs applied training techniques with participants forming data analytics teams to solve business problems and identify solutions, practically applying learned concepts to real-world cases. Key areas of BI covered include: data collection, data preprocessing, data storage, data queries, basic data mining, descriptive data analytics, data visualization, and results presentation. Program participants will also receive training in the use of products such as Excel, SQL, and Tableau to collect, extract, mine, analyze, visualize and present business data.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to: apply learning to real-world business projects; employ data analytics to gain insight about business operations, problem solving and solutions for corporate and organizational issues; and make evidence-based, tactical and strategic decisions toward organizational viability and competitiveness.

Prerequisite: degree or equivalent practical experience in business, science, engineering, software, data processing and/or analytics is recommended
Tuition: $2,895

Course Length: 56 hours, classroom (7 Saturdays)
Next Course Begins: Sat, April 22, 2017 – June 10, 2017, Off on May 27th / 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Required:
  • 56 hours, classroom (7 Saturdays)
Optional (but highly recommended):
  • 8 hours, pre-program preparation (Sat. April 15)
  • 20 hours, weekday help sessions + remote access
  • 9 hours, tableau capstone project (3 Saturdays)
  • 3 hours job search training (one Saturday)
 

Upcoming Information Sessions
If you missed our recent information session or cannot attend, please contact Hamid Arjmand at harjman@emory.edu or 404-727-5513.