Business intelligence analysts use data to figure out market and business trends for companies to increase profits and efficiency. They may work directly for a company, or as a consultant. Business intelligence analysts gather this data through a number of ways, from mining a company's computer data through software, looking at competitor data and industry trends to help develop a picture of where the company stands in the industry, where they can improve and where they can reduce costs.
Business intelligence analysts spend most of their time analyzing data. Past trends, current conditions, etc. They are able to look at large chunks of data and understand trends, and then communicate those trends to the company.
Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:
- Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ
- Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner
- Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles
- Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools
- Comprehend and think critically to solve problems
- Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities
- Analyze information gathered for decision support using the appropriate statistical and modeling techniques.
- Demonstrate proper data analysis techniques to provide accurate information necessary to maintain effective business operations
- Assess the information needs for a global business decision situation and identify the appropriate sources for that information
- Integrate quantitative and qualitative data needed to support evidence-based decision making.
- Create business models for forecasting and business analysis
- Manage Business Intelligence technologies
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