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BS in Strategic Intelligence

The BSI program at Newman University is designed to give students a holistic understanding of how analysts optimally perform in an increasingly competitive, complex, and capricious environment. 

The curriculum prepares students for utilization in both private and public sectors—performing analysis for agencies in business, public service, security, and criminal justice.  The intent is to produce analysts and staff professionals capable of separating signal from noise within a high volume of collected data, packaging it in a clear, concise manner, then presenting it to senior decision-makers within a dynamic environment.  Further, via the aforementioned ‘big picture’ liberal arts regimen, the graduate will more capably anticipate questions, comments, and concerns from the audience he/she is tasked to support.

Housed within the School of Business, the major in Business & Strategic Intelligence (100% online) offers students the tools to succeed professionally and intellectually in a climate of rapid, profound, global change. This major challenges students to not only process, exploit, and disseminate collected information; but also to effectively apply due diligence to the craft via understanding the capabilities, limitations, rule sets, and environment within which that information is collected.  Our emphasis on critical thinking and communication skills offers graduates the confidence and preparation to pursue competitive intelligence career and study opportunities in a wide variety of public and private vocations.

CURRICULUM

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Credits

Skills Level Courses

15

Suggested NSP General Education Courses

24

NSP Core Courses

12

General Electives or Additional Transfer Credit

34

 

 

Business & Strategic Intelligence Core Requirements

39

Introduction to Intelligence Studies

3

Law and Ethics in Intelligence

3

Critical Thinking and Psychology in Intelligence Analysis

3

Law Enforcement Intelligence/Countering Terror

3

Intelligence Collection

3

Cross-Cultural Communication (cross-applied)

*

OSINT and Social Media Analysis 

3

International Relations Theory

3

Macroeconomics

3

The Cold War

3

IT Concepts of Management Information Systems

3

IT SQL

3

IT Data Visualization

3

Probability and Statistics I

3

Total Hours Required for Degree

124