Students really enjoy using Qlik in our classes and find the software very user-friendly and powerful for business data analysis. – Ass. Prof. Kabakchieva
As many early courses do, this one covered the basics of BI but the instructors found a need to dive much deeper. Beginning in 2011 a bachelor’s level course was introduced to cover those basics while the Masters course covered new ground: data mining, agile BI design, mobile BI, cloud and social BI, real-time BI, big data and much more. As word spread of what fellow students were learning, so did the demand: and a second Masters course was added (also in 2011) with a specialization in Business Analysis. It is focused mainly on BI architecture and components, including ETL processes, data warehousing, BI market trends and more.
The students have really taken to using Qlik in the classroom, not because the industry tells them Qlik is the best, but because their practical use of Qlik tells the whole story:
The Business Intelligence course helped us learn how to take advantage of powerful software to visualize different data models, to translate big data in any industry into meaningful information, and to use it as competitive advantage to take better management decisions. - Nadia Kazakova, Masters Student, Business Informatics with specialization in Business Analysis
It’s now been 5 years since the inception of Prof. Stefanova and Ass. Prof. Kabakchieva’s BI curriculum. The spirit and excitement their students show in business intelligence, and using Qlik, have turned into powerful insights and new realizations about data analysis. To better recognize their work, we have compiled a few of our favorite dashboards from UNWE’s students: