Start your online study programme in Business Intelligence today
Behind every smart business decision is a data analysis professional. Because corporate success is more than just a gut feeling! In the 120 ECTS programme of our English-language online study programme in Business Intelligence, you will examine the entire BI process chain and expand your knowledge of data management, BI processes and corporate strategies. Findings from current research are also part of the curriculum: Thanks to expert knowledge from advanced courses, you are able to develop BI solutions based on a wide range of data types.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
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Study programme & degreeMaster of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
Application & starting dateStart your studies later
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension24-48 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy programme independent of time & place
No mandatory attendance
Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
Exams online or at nearest examination centre
Study feesStarting at 316€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
120 ECTS - English
AR-Siegel, ZFU 1130122
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Duration 24 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
Duration 36 Months
Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.
Duration 48 Months
Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €799. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
Free trial phase of four weeks*
Access to online libraries
Personal assistance from lecturers
Online campus with innovative study tools
Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning
Individual study and career coaching
Online exams around the clock
License for Microsoft Office and Teams
Flexible extension of study duration
- A completed undergraduate degree in economics or business administration, natural sciences, data science or Buisness and IT or computer science totaling at least 180 ECTS
- From a state or state-recognized university/university of applied sciences
- Final grade of at least “satisfactory”
If your first degree doesn’t focus on any of the aforementioned topics, you can be admitted via an entrance exam.
In principle, we can credit your experience acquired outside of higher education.
The alternative means of admission are individual exceptions to the aforementioned general admission requirements and ensure the necessary qualifications for postgraduate degrees. Admission is granted at the discretion of the institution.
For the English-language study programme, we require proof of your English language skills. We accept the following:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. grade B)
Please note: The proof must be submitted before the start of the study programme and must not be older than five years. If you have already completed your first degree in English or if English is your native language, you no longer need to prove your English language skills separately.
Business Intelligence Analyst
As a Business Intelligence Analyst, you have a high affinity for data and recognise its connections. You are responsible for the preparation, cleansing and modelling of data in order to gain business-relevant insights. You define requirements for complex data analyses and develop concepts for them. You also evaluate business processes and communicate your results to stakeholders using relevant KPIs.
Business Intelligence Solution Architect
Business Intelligence Solution Architects focus on the analysis of business processes. From this, they derive technologically necessary BI components. You develop Database Models and Data Warehouse Architectures. They also create reports and dashboards for both your internal clients and stakeholders.
As a Data Consultant, you develop data strategies based on your BI expertise. Your activities range from solving concrete problems with BI to establishing company-wide strategies. You will also have the opportunity to support relevant stakeholders in data and BI projects as an independent consultant.
- Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
- Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point
Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.
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