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Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Graduate Degree Programs — 100% Online

Leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analysis to fuel decision-making.

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You can ignite your career in just one year with Saint Mary’s University’s online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (MS BIDA) degree. This experiential program delivers data governance and visualization skills that hiring managers notice immediately.

You’ll use a combination of real-time big-data sets from Fortune 500 companies and tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and agile frameworks to navigate this complex environment. With them, you’ll discover the causal relationships between conditions that affect the bottom line, present challenges at hand, and propose successful solutions to all stakeholders using quantifiable data.


No less than three times throughout the year-long program, your work will be critiqued by a panel of experts — again from Fortune 500 companies — providing insight and exposure to your rapidly growing skill set.


Students in the M.S. BIDA program select a graduate certificate option to complete degree requirements as part of the 36-credit curriculum. Choose from Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, or Artificial Intelligence and develop skills to propel you toward career success. These career-focused certificates can also be taken alone for professionals who are ready to accelerate their knowledge without earning a full master's degree.

GRE or GMAT scores not required.

Digital Credentialing

As part of our commitment to your success Saint Mary’s is offering an opportunity for you to be awarded digital credentials or digital badges. The badges are a graphic representation of your achievement after completing a specific course or graduate certificate program.


Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs Graduate Certificate Badge, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


For each successful course completion in the Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, or Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate programs a digital badge will be awarded. Once the graduate certificate has been completed your achievement will be recognized with a certificate completion badge. Learn more.

“There’s an urgent need for individuals who can adapt to the realities of big-data. Companies want to know how you’re able to humanize it to various stakeholders, and what you can do when faced with imperfect data. They want solutions, not excuses.”

—Michael Ratajczyk, Program Director, MS BIDA.

Data Intelligence — The Core of the Management Professional

No longer does BIDA knowledge belong to just the math-minded programmer. Our program is founded on the pillars of business acumen, mathematics, computer science, data command, communication, and ethics - areas any manager needs to succeed. Regardless of industry, business intelligence and data analytics is used to inform decision-making and drive optimum results in:

  • Marketing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Development
  • Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Customer Service

M.S. BIDA Program Courses

The online M.S. BIDA degree from Saint Mary’s University quickly elevates your decision-making and presentation skills and abilities to work with big data sets — delivering a rare blend of proficiencies that organizations immediately take notice of. As part of the 36-credit curriculum, you will select a 15-credit certificate in Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, or Artificial Intelligence to complete your degree.

To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954 or use the Request More Information form on this page.


Program Certificates

Students in the M.S. BIDA degree program are required to choose a Business Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, or Healthcare Analytics area of focus as part of their degree requirements. These options are also available as stand-alone graduate certificates.

To learn more about our Business Intelligence and Data Analytics certificate options, click the program name below.

Business Analytics Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to help your organization make data-driven decisions and optimize business processes. This program combines topics from computer and data science, business, project management, and communications to prepare you for in-demand careers. Possible roles include data scientist and business intelligence architect.

Healthcare Analytics Certificate

Gain a deep understanding of the role data analysis plays in clinical and hospital operations. In this program, students use the latest industry tools and approaches to apply artificial intelligence techniques to improve patient care delivery and business functions. When you complete the Healthcare Analytics certificate, you will be qualified for roles including data analyst, healthcare supply chain analyst, and business intelligence specialist.

Artificial Intelligence Certificate

Learn innovative artificial intelligence concepts and methodologies you can apply in a variety of fields. This program features a hands-on curriculum that explores predictive modeling, data engineering, and the Internet of Things using a project-based approach. Graduates are prepared for roles as data engineers, data scientists, and IT developers.

Credits from the following Saint Mary's graduate certificates can also be applied toward the M.S. BIDA degree program. Contact an enrollment advisor to learn more.

  • Finance Certificate
  • Human Resource Management Certificate
  • International Development Certificate
  • Nonprofit Management Certificate
  • Project Management Certificate

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