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Information Systems, Business Intelligence and Analytics Concentration, M.S.

The Business Intelligence and Analytics Concentration of the Master of Science in Information Systems offered by the Jones College of Business at MTSU provides education and insight into extremely valuable tools — Business Intelligence and Business Analytics.

Business Intelligence helps senior business leaders, managers, and top executives to make better-informed decisions based on collected data. The proper use of Business Intelligence allows businesses to identify business opportunities, enact cost-saving procedures, and recognize inefficient processes that need to be corrected. By drawing conclusions from effective data analysis, business leaders can gain a deeper insight into customer behavior and business processes. Business Intelligence has numerous applications in marketing, sales, finance, and other key areas of business operations. Business Analytics, using statistics and data modeling, uses historical business data to take a data-driven approach to business to develop new insights into the future health of a business. The use of this historical data allows businesses to develop new business plans and drive decision-making toward a future-focused goal. The blending of business and technologies makes this an ideal program for anyone interested in big data or programming. Effective use of these tools allows businesses to:

  • Gain customer insights
  • Improve business operations visibility
  • Uncover actionable insights
  • Improve efficiency across the organization
  • Use real-time data effectively
  • Build better marketing efforts
  • Give the business a competitive advantage

Core and elective classes may also be combined to form a strong foundation in database-related topics. The Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics requires completion of 30 semester hours.  The department also offers courses for the Master of Business Administration degree.

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Information Systems degree helped alumnus reach his goals

"I once heard that 'not all degrees are created equal,' and I learned exactly what that meant from the first day I set foot in an analytics class. If you are thinking about pursuing the M.S. in Information Systems degree at MTSU, take that step and do it. You won't regret it. I was considering a career change and looking for a degree that would empower that transition and offer new and better opportunities. The instructors were very encouraging of my career goals, but they also challenged me to expand my goals and set even higher expectations for myself. I will always remain grateful for having crossed paths with Jones College of Business."

Professor made a profound difference in student's life

Ami McFerrin earned a degree in photography from MTSU before she decided, because of her love of computers and technology, to pursue a career in Information Systems. She cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Jeff Clark, who became her advisor and "changed my life and my career." Ami says Dr. Clark was open and honest with her and extremely accessible in getting to know her and learn about her background, work ethic, and abilities. In December of 2011, two weeks before Ami graduated with an M.S. in Information Systems with a focus on Project Management, she accepted a job offer from Ingram Barge as a programmer analyst. "I've never met a professor like Dr. Clark, and because he loves his job and his students, he helped me get my foot in the door at Ingram Barge." McFerrin was promoted to the next level in about two years.

News Briefs

Information Systems degree helped alumnus reach his goals

"I once heard that 'not all degrees are created equal,' and I learned exactly what that meant from the first day I set foot in an analytics class. If you are thinking about pursuing the M.S. in Information Systems degree at MTSU, take that step and do it. You won't regret it. I was considering a career change and looking for a degree that would empower that transition and offer new and better opportunities. The instructors were very encouraging of my career goals, but they also challenged me to expand my goals and set even higher expectations for myself. I will always remain grateful for having crossed paths with Jones College of Business."

Professor made a profound difference in student's life

Ami McFerrin earned a degree in photography from MTSU before she decided, because of her love of computers and technology, to pursue a career in Information Systems. She cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Jeff Clark, who became her advisor and "changed my life and my career." Ami says Dr. Clark was open and honest with her and extremely accessible in getting to know her and learn about her background, work ethic, and abilities. In December of 2011, two weeks before Ami graduated with an M.S. in Information Systems with a focus on Project Management, she accepted a job offer from Ingram Barge as a programmer analyst. "I've never met a professor like Dr. Clark, and because he loves his job and his students, he helped me get my foot in the door at Ingram Barge." McFerrin was promoted to the next level in about two years.

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MTSU offers IT Connect, an opportunity for students to connect with recruiters and hiring managers in the field of IT. Full-time or part-time internships are also available through this free program. A recent IT Connect event at MTSU welcomed companies such as A3-GIS, Blue Cross Blue Shield TN, Bridge Stone Firestone, CAT Financial, CGI Federal, Cigna, Davita, Decision Source, EFC Systems, eviCore, Experian, FormosConsulting, Genesco, HCA Healthcare, Impact 360, Intelometry, Navi Health, Network Technology Partners, Servpro, Smile Direct Club, Tractor Supply, Trinisys, UBS, Vaco, and Wise Equation Solutions.

Employment positions in the IT field include the following:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems auditor
  • Information systems manager/director
  • Information systems security manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network administrator
  • Project member/team leader
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer/specialist

Employers of MTSU ISA graduates include

  • CAT Financial
  • Cigna
  • Asurion
  • Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP
  • Navi Health
  • Hospital Corporate of America (HCA)
  • Ingram Barge
  • CGI
  • Davita
  • Decision Source

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