Students Gain Practical Experience Using MicroStrategy Software
Vienna, Va., March 3 , 2011 — MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that it has provided free software to the University of Colorado Denver Business School for the expansion of course offerings focused on business intelligence. This is the second time in the past two years that MicroStrategy has provided the school with free business intelligence software licenses, technical support, and training to give students experience in BI reporting and analytics.
CU Denver Business School offers BI courses using MicroStrategy software in its Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, and PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems programs. Since 2008, CU Denver Business School has added BI specializations to its Master of Science in Information Systems, Marketing, and Master of Business Administration programs. The specializations enable students to gain skills and knowledge in data warehousing, data visualization, data mining, online analytical processing, customer relationships management, dashboards and scorecards, corporate performance management, and expert and advanced intelligent systems. To date, hundreds of students have used MicroStrategy software in these courses.
“Since we first started using MicroStrategy in our curriculum, we have seen a sharp increase in students’ interest in enrolling in these new BI specializations as part of the MS and MBA programs,” said Professor Jahangir Karimi, Director of the Information Systems Programs of the CU Denver Business School. “We have added new graduate courses in Business Intelligence Systems, Business Intelligence in Healthcare, Business Intelligence and Financial Modeling, and Marketing Dashboards and Scorecards. Students use the Sales, Finance, and Healthcare applications to complete semester-long projects.” These graduate level courses are offered at least once a year with enrollment ranging from 30 to 40 students per course.
“MicroStrategy is proud to support the advancement of BI skills for graduate and undergraduate students,” said MicroStrategy’s COO Sanju Bansal. “The University of Colorado Denver Business School has made great progress in offering its students tangible experience in the BI industry and preparing them for exciting career opportunities.”
For more information on MicroStrategy’s BI teaching resources for universities, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/university-resources.asp.
About CU Denver Business School
Located on the University of Colorado Denver’s downtown campus, the Business School is the largest accredited graduate school of business in the region with more than 21,000 alumni. It serves more than 1,200 graduate students and 1,400 undergraduate students each year. Students and faculty are involved in solving real-world business problems as they collaborate on more than 100 projects with area businesses every semester through classroom work, guest lectures and research projects.
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its website, http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at www.microstrategy.com.
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