GIS technology
What is SBI?

Geospatial Business Intelligence (SBI) is an innovative powerful methodology that allows support of traditional and spatial data through merging Geographic Information System (GIS) and Business Intelligence (BI) Technologies. The SBI approach offers innovative, ground-breaking customer intelligence solutions that can lead to better business decisions and provide competitive advantage.

Why SBI?

SBI courses meet the needs of those, who wish to complement their academic background with skills in innovative top-notch GIS technology and its application to business problems, spatial business modeling, and business decision support.

A student will get the unique opportunity to become skilled in providing competitive advantage to businesses, governments, agencies and associations through merging GIS and Business Intelligence technologies.


Recent study proves that there is constant demand in business workforce with added knowledge in spatial technology and intelligence from a Business Analyst and Manager to Chief Executive. In particular within the government and industries as: finance, insurance, telecommunication, real estate, retail, tourism, oil/gas, IT, HR, and numerous national and international consulting companies.

NEW Academic GIS Courses in Spatial Business Intelligence

GIS580: Geospatial Business Intelligence (4.5 quarter credit hours)

Prerequisite: Graduate admission or Department approval.

Introduces students to the application of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology to business studies and management, emphasizing the concepts and theories of Geospatial analysis, location intelligence and information systems applied to business and management. Uses Geospatial software, Business Analyst and Segmentation Module extensions to familiarize students with business solutions using GIS and Spatial technology.

GIS581: Geospatial Business Analysis and Modeling (4.5 quarter credit hours)

Prerequisite: GIS580 or Department approval.

A course introduces students to enhanced application of GIS, Spatial Information Technology, Business Intelligence (BI) programs to business and management issues. Explores existing and potential capabilities of technology in conducting spatial business analysis, simulations, spatial modeling and visualization.
Discusses advanced GIS and BI concepts as strategic decision making business tools that support marketing research and analysis, logistics, management science, operations and information systems, international business and strategic business decision-making.

GIS585: Geospatial Applications in Business, Management, Health, IT & Government operations (4.5 quarter credit hours)

Prerequisite: GIS580 and GIS581 or Department approval.

A course focuses on designing, planning, and completing a hands-on capstone project using GIS & Spatial Technology to reveal concepts and demonstrate the power of integrative analysis and visualization to enhance business decision-making within a particular company of choice.
The final group project is the important part of students’ analysis and synthesis of the material, enable to gain greater insights and develop a deeper level of understanding through sharpening analytical and critical thinking abilities of getting competitive advantage through applying Spatial Business Intelligence technology to decision-making enhancement.

For more information, please, contact a School of Business Dean and GIS Professor, Dr. Sergei Andronikov at: