Competitive Intelligence Systems
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Competitive Intelligence Systems degree program is designed to educate business and information systems professionals in the concepts, activities and issues related to business intelligence systems.
Modern business organizations must leverage the vast quantities of collected information to make effective decisions and achieve a strategic competitive advantage. Competitive intelligence embodies a systematic and ethical program for gathering, analyzing and managing internal and external information that can affect an organization's plans, decisions, and operations. Graduates of the program can expect to support data warehousing, data mining, and geographic information systems to aid in marketing research and segmentation, corporate strategic planning, facility location, and product design and distribution.
The M.S. in Competitive Intelligence Systems program, along with RMU's Master of Science (M.S.) in Internet Information Systems degree program, were ranked #11 in the Student Services and Technology category and #17 for Student Engagement and Accreditation in U.S. News & World Report's Top Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs Ranking.
The M.S. in Competitive Intelligence Systems is a 30-credit degree program comprised of seven required courses (21 credits) and three elective courses (9 credits).
Required Courses - 21 credits
- INFS6010 Decision Support Systems Analysis and Design
- INFS6240 Database Management System
- INFS6630 Geographic Information Systems
- INFS6490 Computer Network Security
- INFS6510 Competitive Intelligence Systems
- INFS6720 Data Mining
- INFS6730 Data Warehousing
Elective Courses - 9 credits
Choose three graduate-level courses from selected communications and information systems offerings.
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