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#1 in Analytics Education

An Elite Degree for an Elite Career

Business Intelligence & Data Analytics

Empowering the Data Scientist.

Within the MISM program, the Business Intelligence & Data Analytics (BIDA) pathway goes deeper into the emerging field of analytics, forging experts that change the way companies do business around the world.

The comprehensive curriculum includes advanced analytics coursework in machine learning, structured and unstructured data analytics and predictive modeling. When combined with core technology coursework and experiential learning, BIDA you will arm you with the expertise to become an influencer at any organization.

The BIDA pathway is offered in two formats: our standard 16-month program, which includes an internship, and our new 12-month BIDA program for students with significant professional experience (minimum three years).

Both BIDA formats begin in August each year.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duration: 16 months / 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer Internship, Fall); or 12 months / 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer)


Mark Minisce (MISM-BIDA '17) and Carla Luyo (MISM '17) talk about the value of their time at Heinz College, what they learned, and what lies ahead.

Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Curriculum

NOTE: The standard 16-Month BIDA program follows the same academic schedule as MISM: 16-Month, which begins in August and ends in December of the following year. The 12-Month BIDA runs from August to August. It is not possible to complete BIDA in the Global pathway.

MISM Pathways

Compare all five MISM options at a glance

The MISM program is offered in five distinct modalities—16-Month, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics (BIDA), BIDA 12-Month, MISM 12-Month, and Global. Compare all five and choose the path to power your goals.