Title

State of the Art Business Intelligence Curriculum

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Publication Title

SOBIE 2012 Proceedings of Annual Meeting

Abstract

There has been widespread investment in business intelligence/business analytics within industry because of the potential for improved managerial decision-making through mining the vast quantities of data collected by modern corporations; however, despite major recent curriculum changes in business schools, there has been very little attention given to this field from the top universities. This has been true of both research and teaching and is compounded by inadequate quantitative literacy possessed by U.S. students and antipathy towards quantitative literacy among faculty. This paper documents the importance of business intelligence within business and presents the curriculum in one course that exemplifies the current state of coverage in information systems programs for the business intelligence component in the US teaching orientated schools.