In a knowledge-intensive economy, success depends on an organization's ability to understand trends in its data and exploit it to generate intelligence to gain or maintain competitive advantage. The Graduate Diploma in Business Intelligence (BI) Program is designed to meet the overwhelming need of the industry to transform raw data and information into business intelligence that is used to drive efficiency, maximize the technology investment and strengthen customer relationships.

This program enables you to understand how data can be modeled, accessed transformed from corporate databases to data warehouses, and how models can be built for a broad variety of decision problems. The modeling techniques that are covered in the program range from traditional statistical models, machine learning and optimization models to cutting-edge techniques.

Achieving this prestigious credential demonstrates comprehensive training in key concepts used by business professionals in IT, finance, marketing and other leadership roles to maximize efficiencies, identify opportunities and make informed strategic decisions that can transform an organization’s future.

This Specialization covers data architecture skills that are increasingly critical across a broad range of technology fields. You’ll learn the basics of structured data modeling, gain practical SQL coding experience, and develop an in-depth understanding of data warehouse design and data manipulation. You’ll have the opportunity to work with large data sets in a data warehouse environment to create dashboards and Visual Analytics. You will use multiple leading BI tool, OLAP (online analytical processing) and Visual Insights capabilities to create dashboards and Visual Analytics. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to build a small, basic data warehouse, populate it with data, and create dashboards and other visualizations to analyze and communicate the data to a broad audience.