Date of Award

12-1-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Management Information Systems

First Advisor

Dr. David Olsen

Abstract

Business Intelligence (BI), defined here as the creation and use of meaningful business information for management, has over the last 20 years shown over and over again its value to professional industry. The prevalence of BI has also demonstrated that a new brand of worker is needed to take advantage of the sophisticated tools available to modern industry. Evidence suggests modern universities have struggled to educate professionals on the tremendous impact BI can have on an organization if used properly. This work is a step in an endeavor to bridge that educational gap and generate an educational strategic advantage by providing a module to be used in current information systems courses.

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