TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing global competition, volatile economic conditions and unprecedented quantities of data have made business intelligence crucial to a company's success. With the new online Master Certificate in Business Intelligence from U.S. News-ranked Villanova University, professionals can gain vital skills employers seek, expanding their expertise in data architecture, analysis, modeling, measurement and more.
Knowledge of this in-demand discipline can also lead to new opportunities, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-11 Occupational Outlook Handbook projecting employment of systems and database administrators to increase 30% through 2018. Other professionals can benefit from business intelligence knowledge as well. For project managers to marketing researchers, business intelligence answers critical questions, such as:
Why am I losing money, and how can I make more?
What products are selling, and which are failing?
Which regions perform, and where can I improve?
Students engaging in Villanova's new Master Certificate in Business Intelligence online will take three courses: Essentials of Business Intelligence, Mastering Data Management and Technology, and Advanced Data Architecture and Intelligence. Upon successful completion of the courses, which include a certification exam and project, students will be recognized as a Certified Professional in Business Intelligence (CPBI).
"While business intelligence has been part of the corporate vernacular for decades, the solutions were used mainly by large organizations," says Sid Ghatak, Villanova faculty and consultant. "Today, from financial firms to fast food franchises, companies both big and small are using business intelligence to improve financial and operational performance. There's no better time to get business intelligence certification and take your knowledge to new levels."
As with Villanova's other master certificate programs, students will be immersed in a 100% online video-based e-learning environment, interacting with faculty and classmates through live chat and discussion boards.
About Villanova University
Founded in 1842, Villanova University is the worldwide leader in professional education online. A traditional, accredited university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, it has more than 106,000 alumni, NCAA Division I athletic teams, unparalleled academic and technical support, and an outstanding faculty -- over 90% of whom hold the highest degrees in their field. Villanova has been ranked the #1 Regional University in the North by U.S. News & World Report for nearly two decades.
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