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Business Intelligence Major: On Campus or Online

Major in Business Intelligence

The business world is producing mountains of data, and companies can’t find enough people to help them turn data into actionable intelligence.

Our Business Intelligence degree is custom-built to fill these needs.

Expert faculty provide students with highly sought-after skills like programming, problem-solving, database management, and advanced analytical techniques. Learn this all on the same state-of-the-art software used by working analysts.

The CIS component of the degree is supported by classes from our ABET-accredited CIS program. Students also get training in market research, and a carefully-designed core of business classes—all within our AACSB-accredited College of Business.

Bring us your curiosity, and earn a degree with incredible career prospects.

Applying to Business Intelligence Major

If you are applying to MSU Denver, indicate business Intelligence as your major and identify whether you want to study fully online. (On-campus students can also take some online classes.)

You can complete the degree partially or completely online. All required classes can be completed online. You can also complete all College of Business core classes online, as well as your general education courses—and many exciting general electives in the College of Business and across campus. Not every class is offered online every semester, though, so be sure to discuss your options with an advisor.

If you are already a student, submit your request to the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, via the College of Business Declaration of Major/Minor Form.

Career Options

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects data analysis-related jobs to grow at a substantially faster rate than most occupations. They also pay very well!

Here are just some of the in-demand roles you could fill with your BS degree in Business Intelligence:

  • Data Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Retail Sales Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

Plus many more!

If you have questions, please contact the Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, Dr. Abel Moreno, at: [email protected]

Carefully Designed Online Classes

If you take some or all or your classes online, you will have opportunities to:

  1. Collaborate with your professors in a thoughtfully designed online format. Our instructors are eager to answer student questions, provide constructive feedback, and discuss course content. Online classes typically average about 30 students, meaning you can get to know your professors!
  2. Engage with learning materials built into an online course platform. Your professors incorporate readings, videos, activities, and assignments to ensure you learn the material.
  3. Interact with classmates through synchronous sessions, online discussions, group projects, and more. Successful business intelligence requires strong communication and teamwork, and you will build these skills throughout your coursework.

All from the convenience of your home or office.

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Contact Information


Admin Building, Suite 560

Office Contact:

Donna Ries
303-556-8044 (fax)
[email protected]

Dept. of CIS & Business Analytics
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 45
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362


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The MSU Denver College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, putting us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. This ensures a high-quality business education and great career prospects.


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The CIS Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,