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Business Intelligence Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Capella University's online MBA in Business Intelligence degree program prepares you to develop meaningful business insights from multiple data sources. Specifically, you will focus on the statistical methods, modeling tools, and data collection and reporting techniques needed to practice successful business intelligence.

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The professors leading our business intelligence degree program set their sights on helping you develop a strategic, insightful business acumen. Highlights of the program include:

  • Integrated business disciplines to prepare you to excel in a cross-functional business environment
  • Simulation scenarios and a personalized capstone project that allows you to blend knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to a project meaningful to your career
  • MBA Central, your gateway to program news and resources, including current business information, events, networking, and exchanges with experts, faculty, and peers
  • Mobile-access learning that fits into your busy lifestyle

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath self-paced learning.

Earn a Certificate as you work toward your MBA

Students in Capella’s MBA program with a specialization in Business Intelligence can apply for graduate certificates in Business Management and Business Intelligence, an additional benefit that can help you go further in your career.

Once you’ve been admitted to the certificate program, you will be eligible to take MBA courses that can be applied toward these marketable credentials.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor, or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

Degree Outcomes

With your MBA in Business Intelligence degree from Capella, you'll assess the information needs for a global business decision situation and identify and access the appropriate sources for that information. You'll also learn to integrate quantitative and qualitative data needed to support evidence-based decision making

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in business intelligence include adjunct or part-time faculty, business analyst, business information director, business intelligence director or data analyst. Potential workplaces include consulting firm, corporation, financial services, government, information services, land-based or online college or university, or manufacturing.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Download the GuidedPath Specialization Guide »

Download the FlexPath Specialization Guide »

Classes Start August 7th

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. 

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

Cost & Learning Formats

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. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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
$780 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, whenever your schedule allows.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session
$2,500 per quarter, 24 total program points, 6 max transfer points

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. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Learn about PLA »

Scholarships for New Students

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

View Capella Scholarships »

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.

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.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

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

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.