State of the Art Business Intelligence Curriculum

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Proceedings of the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics Annual Meeting


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.