The sheer amount of data that is being produced each and every day is redefining our world: according to IBM, 90 percent of all current data has been created in the last two years alone. The collection and evaluation of this data can transform behaviors, business models, markets and every imaginable organizational structure. The Business Intelligence Program at Dalarna University prepares you to be at the center of this transformation working within private companies, public organizations and research institutions.


Our program provides you with both hands-on training in the collection and interpretation of data as well as broad knowledge and an understanding of how data analysis is used for decision-making within organizations. You will gain a unique cross-disciplinary skill-set that will prepare you for jobs both of the present day and of the future.

Should you apply?

If you want to have an impact on data-driven decisions that affect the daily operations of companies and organizations, then you will find your calling in our Business Intelligence Program. If you have previously received a degree in Statistics, Economics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Science or Informatics from an internationally recognised university and if you have documented knowledge of English proficiency, then you are strongly encouraged to apply to our Business Intelligence Program.

Entry Requirements (Academic year 2019/2020)

Specific Entry Requirements

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Science or Informatics comprising at least 180 credits (60 credits = 1 academic year full-time study), or an equivalent degree. It is also possible to apply if you are currently completing the final year of studies leading to such a degree.
  2. Documented English language proficiency equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper-secondary school (more information below).

English Language Proficiency

The most common tests and important scores that are accepted are:

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Please check the University Admissions information on English Language Proficiency to see if you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS result.

Tuition Fees

135 000 SEK (total)

*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment (67 500 SEK) must be paid no later than June 1st for the program starting in the autumn term and no later than November 10th for the program starting in the spring term. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.

If you have any questions about tuition fee payments, please e-mail tuitionfees@du.se.


There are a number of scholarships available for successful applicants to the Tourism Destination Development Program who are not EU/EEA citizens.

For more information about scholarships, please visit our webpage about international student scholarships or contact study@du.se.

Program Overview

The program is a one-year master's degree in Business Intelligence. All courses are taught in English.

The program comprises 60 credits (1 credit = 1 ECTS) and commences twice a year in January and in late August.

The following courses are included in the program:

Python & R

Data Warehousing

Business Intelligence

Statistical Learning

Economics of Leadership

Thesis Work in Microdata Analysis

Degree Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (60 Credits), Main Field of Study: Microdata Analysis

Career Opportunities

The Master Program in Business Intelligence from DU will prepare you for work in an expanding global industry as well as for further studies at the PhD level, including DU's PhD Program in Microdata Analysis.

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

Business Intelligence: a Career for the 21st Century

The short- and long-term outlook for graduates of Dalarna University's Business Intelligence Program is extremely favourable. Restaurants, professional sports teams, retail giants, e-commerce sites and banks are just a few examples of the organisations already implementing BI to improve their organisation so that they can be the leaders in their particular field or industry. Not least, The Harvard Business Review writes that Data Scientists have "the sexiest job of the 21st century", while the US Department of Labor predicts strong growth in the number of positions in the next decade for individuals with a skill set in BI.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated December 23, 2018
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