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    With the unique cross-disciplinary Master’s Degree Programme in Business Intelligence at Dalarna University, you have the best chances of gaining a successful career, no matter whether you intend to work as a researcher, for a private company, or for a public authority. You will be one of an organization's most important employees and with your degree, you will have every opportunity to obtain stimulating employment in Sweden, Europe and the world.

    Close cooperation with leading international businesses

    The Business Intelligence Programme gives you the opportunity to solve the practical problems of companies.Through our close cooperation with companies such as SAP, SAS Institute, Oracle and Microsoft, you will have access to unique spatial data during your studies. As a result, you will be able to build relationships with companies which will be a great asset upon your completion of your education.

    Why should you take this programme?

    • Have excellent employment prospects nationally and internationally.
    • Gain an understanding of the needs of multifaceted and complex organisations.
    • Develop your leadership skills.
    • Obtain contacts with multinational companies.

    Who should study Business Intelligence?

    Individuals who want to have an impact on decisions that affect the daily operations of companies and organizations by supplying data and analyses will find their calling in our BI programme. Successful candidates to the programme must have a bachelor's degree (in any field) from an internationally recognized university. Candidates who have previously completed coursework in Statistics, Microeconomics, Computer Information Systems or IT are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme

    Business Intelligence: Career and Study Opportunities

    With a Masters Degree in Business Intelligence from Dalarna University, students are able to apply for the Phd Programme in Microdata Analysis at Dalarna University. Those students who have completed the DU BI Programme successfully will be exempt from the first year of studies upon admission to the PhD programme. Researchers at the university will be involved in the supervision.

    Possible future positions for our graduates are as follows:

    • Data warehouse developer
    • Growth trends and peak business periods analyst
    • BI manager
    • Architect and developer in Business Intelligence
    • Marketing database analyst

    The programme is a two-year Master’s in Business Intelligence. All courses are taught in English. After passing all courses, including the thesis work, the student is awarded the Degree of Master of Science with a major in Microdata Analysis.

    The Master’s Degree Programme in Business Intelligence is for the student who wants to gain in-depth knowledge and skills within all parts of the BI chain. The courses in the programme deal with different aspects of Business Intelligence.

    Year 1

    Autumn Semester – Mandatory Courses/ Credits

    • Probability Theory and Markov Processes (ST3013) / 7.5
    • Economics of Leadership (NA3009) / 7.5

    Autumn Semester – Elective Courses (choose two)

    • Mathematics for Microdata Analysis (ST2004) / 7.5
    • Intermediate Microeconomics (NA1033) / 7.5
    • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (IK1052) / 7.5
    • Qualification Course in Data Analysis and Statistics
      for the Master’s Programme in Business Intelligence (ST1012) / 7.5
    • Qualification in Database Systems for the Master's Programme in Business Intelligence (IK1051) / 7.5

    Spring Semester – Mandatory Courses

    • Business Intelligence (DT3018) / 7.5
    • Artificial Intelligence (DT3017) / 7.5
    • Statistical Computing with R (ST3004) / 7.5
    • Data Collection and Data Quality (ST3012) / 7.5

    Year 2

    Autumn Semester – Mandatory Courses

    • Linear Models and Generalized Linear Models (ST3010) / 7.5
    • Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (DT3020) / 7.5

    Autumn Semester – Elective Courses (choose two)

    • Statistical Modelling and Inference (ST3011) / 7.5
    • Data Mining (DT3019) / 7.5
    • Spatial Data and Geographic Information Systems (MI3001) / 7.5
    • Intelligent Agents for Distributed Problem-Solving (DT3021) / 7.5
    • Economic Geography (MI3002)

    7.5 Spring Semester

    • Thesis Work in Microdata Analysis (MI4002) / 30

    * 1 credit = 1 ECTS

    • Some courses are optional.
    • 60 credits corresponds to one year of full-time studies.
    • Some courses can be taken as web-based distance courses.
    • For more information, please contact the Programme Coordinator Daniel Brandt dbr@du.se.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Bachelors degree or equivalent, and at least three of the following courses (or equivalent knowledge):Calculus for advanced statistics, 7.5 creditsMicro economics 7.5 creditsIntroduction to Object Oriented Programming 7.5 creditsData analysis and statistics 7.5 creditsDatabase management 7,5 creditsEnglish proficiency as demonstrated through approved previous studies or internationally recognized test.Typically students have majored in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics or Business are good candidates for the Business Intelligence program however we have admitted students with other academic and professional backgrounds.If you have questions about these entry requirements or if you are unsure whether or not you are eligible for the programme, please contact Programme Director Daniel Brandt dbr@du.se.In addition documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B at Swedish upper secondary school. English B is equivalent to: IELTS – 6.5, no test below 5.5 TOEFL internet – 90, TWE 20 TOEFL paper – 575, TWE 4.5 University of Cambridge/Oxford-Certificate in Advanced English/Certificate of Proficiency/Diploma of English Studies English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90


    There are five scholarships available for successful applicants to the Business Intelligence Programme who are applying from non-EU/EEA countries.
    Students from the following countries are not eligible for these scholarships: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

    Applicants from these countries may apply for Swedish Institute scholarships.

    Value of Scholarships

    Four scholarships available that cover 25% of tuition fees for one-year (60 credits).

    One scholarship available that covers 50% of tuition fees for one year (60 credits).

    For more information about scholarships, please visit www.du.se/en/scholarships or contact study@du.se.


    Dalarna University is accredited by the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

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