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Minor: Business Intelligence Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Find the Story in the Data

Companies need employees with solid business analytics skills. In Capella’s online bachelor's in business, minor in business intelligence degree, you’ll gain the knowledge and abilities necessary to collect and interpret business data as information technology continues to advance. Get important quantitative and technical skills as you learn to understand data collection’s use in making operational, tactical, and strategic business decisions, and sharpen your ability to translate those findings into vital insights for colleagues and key stakeholders. 

What to Expect

  • Online
  • 8–15 General Education Courses
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 8 Minor Courses
  • 11–20 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Create Organizational Value

Contribute to the success of your organization through comprehensive data analysis and actionable findings.

Collaborate & Communicate

Improve your ability to work with others, and strengthen your communication skills for conveying technical ideas. 

Plan Strategically

Understand data collection’s role in helping to make strategic business decisions. 

Use High-Performing Solutions

Find the right business management approach for the job to improve processes, productivity, and the bottom line.

Be an Ethical Problem Solver

Have a solid grasp of professional business management standards to make the right decisions at the right time.

Drive Decisions With Data

Learn to use appropriate financial models and principles to convey key insights and support decision-making.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

SAS Collaboration

Get free access to e-learning SAS® courses to pursue your SAS® Certified Base Programmer professional certification.

Target Your Studies

Gain specialized skills with concentrations including accounting, business intelligence, finance, health care management, management leadership, marketing, and project management.

Aligned With Industry Standards

 We partner with employers, key professional organizations, and an external advisory council to design programs that align with industry standards.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$347 per 1000-2000 level credit $402 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

Capella’s online bachelor’s in business, minor in business intelligence program covers the evaluation, synthesis, and application of business intelligence to help you successfully conduct analysis in a data-intensive environment.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
BUS4200 Identifying Core Business Processes and Master Data
BUS4210 Data Identification and Collection Strategies
BUS4220 Data Mining and Analysis in Business
BUS4230 Data Modeling Strategies and Tools in Business
BUS4240 Data Interpretation and Statistical Analysis in Business

Specialize Your Learning

Concentrations let you hone in on your specific area of interest that can get you even closer to your exact career goals. The concentrations you earn will be included on your transcript.

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

6 Books Every Data Professional Needs

From big data to data analytics, here are six books to support your career.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our bachelor's in business, minor in business intelligence.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Data analyst
  • Data specialist
  • Data technician
  • Market research analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Risk analyst
  • Systems analyst

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Advertising or marketing agency
  • Corporation
  • Financial services organization
  • Government—local, state, and federal
  • Health care organization
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Manufacturing company
  • Market research firm
  • Public, private, or for-profit educational institution
  • Retail organization
  • Software development company
  • Web development company

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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