Business Intelligence & Analytics Education: An Exploratory Study of Business & Non-Business School IS Program Offerings

Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo, Armando Villa, Yasmine Aguirre, George M. Kasper
2014 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
Business intelligence (BI) has been recognized as the most essential and valuable technology for business. CIOs surveyed by the Society for Information Management have consistently ranked it as one of the most important business applications for the past ten years. BI has become incredibly important to an organization's decision-making process. There is, however, uncertainty regarding whether there is enough being done to prepare college students to enter the work force with adequate technical
more » ... nd analytical skills to meet the current need for BI analysts. In this paper we examine whether there is a difference in the proportion of schools offering either BI coursework or BI degrees in a Business vs. Non-Business IS program. The results indicate differences in the proportion of schools offering BI courses and BI degrees located in Colleges of Business or Non-Colleges of Business. Although the research is exploratory we provide implications for the findings.
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