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Program Benefits

  • An Application-Based Program
  • Certificate offerings to tailor your studies
  • Python Language Offered
  • GRE/GMAT not required

Handle Data Responsibly to Protect Stakeholders Across Organizations

What would you do if you received a data set that included social security numbers or other sensitive personal information? Do you notify someone? Do you delete the data? These questions demonstrate some of the ethical issues you might face when dealing with consumer or business data.

As one of the key program takeaways of the Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S. BIDA) from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, our curriculum will provide you with decision-making and data-handling best practices of the highest standard for good business ethics.

Navigate Sensitive Data

It seems as though there’s a new data-related scandal every week—which is why our coursework examines the legal and ethical impact of a variety of real-world business ethics cases involving data. The topics we explore include:

  • Consumer privacy and protection
  • Employee records
  • General treatment of sensitive data
  • Fiduciary responsibility for data

This program prepares you for positions in which you must act as a line of defense against improper use of consumer and business data. You’ll graduate with the in-depth knowledge and comprehensive skills to identify potential issues and take corrective action to ensure the safety and security of this data.

Do the Right Thing With Data

There are countless stakeholders that can be negatively affected by improper use of data. It is our legal and moral responsibility to handle consumer, employee, vendor, financial, and all other business data ethically. With the master of business intelligence and data analytics, you’ll be equipped to make the best decision for your organization and stakeholders alike.


Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, or explore our other key program takeaways for this program.