De Montfort University

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining

This course explores the application and development of techniques used by enterprises for the analysis of business information. Throughout the course we will expand your knowledge of contemporary software tools and help you to gain invaluable insights into real-world solutions through our research groups, guest lectures and seminars.

On our Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining MSc, your learning will be supported by experienced SAS-accredited staff, who will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of SAS business intelligence software.

You will learn about the Business Intelligence system concept, its application in organisations, and its relationships with other computer-based information systems – such as decision and management support, data warehouses and artificial intelligence.

We will teach you to review data mining methods and techniques available for effectively uncovering important information from large data sets. In doing so, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of data mining methods and gain practical experience of using the data mining software, SAS Enterprise Miner.

You will graduate with an accredited, industry-recognised certification from SAS and be well placed to take up management and business information systems development roles in the industry.

Entry Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Career Prospects

This course prepares graduates for business intelligence and data mining roles within any target industry. There is a very high market demand for SAS expertise, and our graduates will be able to take up such opportunities. You will also be well placed to take up more general management and business information systems development roles within industry, and to undertake academic research in this field.

Course Details

Compulsory taught modules give you the opportunity to gain the fundamental knowledge and practices required to apply, develop and research business intelligence systems, while optional modules provide you with chances to study particular aspects of system application and development in more depth. 

The individual project module allows you to undertake research into an aspect of business intelligence systems that interests you, and/or to perform appropriate business intelligence development tasks in response to a given practical problem.

Semester 1

Business Intelligence Systems Concepts and Method
Data Warehouse Design and OLAP
Research Methods
Statistics

Semester 2

Data Mining Techniques and Applications
Business Intelligence Systems Application and Development
Analytics Programming
Plus one optional module from the following list:
Management of Information Systems
Human Factors in Systems Design
Applied Computational Intelligence
Artificial Neural Networks

Semester 3

The individual project module

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