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MicroStrategy Academic Program Accelerates Hands-on Data Analytics Learning at the University of Colorado Denver School of Business

MicroStrategy®
Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise
analytics and mobility software, today announced that the University of
Colorado Denver School of Business is participating in the MicroStrategy
Academic Program to provide free MicroStrategy software licenses,
technical support and training to students in their Master
of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program. Through this
initiative, business school students at UC Denver are gaining hands-on
analytics experience and practical data skills required in today’s
workplace. Students and faculty from other universities can request
access to MicroStrategy software and resources by visiting the MicroStrategy
Academic Program.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the immense support MicroStrategy has
given University of Colorado Denver School of Business,” said Jahangir
Karimi, Professor of Information Systems, Director of Information
Systems program, UC Denver. “With MicroStrategy’s software, technical
support and training, we’ve been able to develop a top-ranked BI
specialization program that attracts high caliber students from around
the world. This program supports the University’s mission to be a
world-class business school and showcases the value of our relationship
with MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy has been instrumental in establishing
UC Denver’s academic programs in information science.”

The MSIS program at UC Denver School of Business is one of the
institution’s most popular programs, offering a specialized discipline
in business intelligence. In addition to MicroStrategy courses designed
specifically for the MSIS program, the University offers a free massive
open online course (MOOC) that instructs students from around the
world on MicroStrategy software.

MicroStrategy is a corporate sponsor of the MSIS program and recently
established a scholarship fund to be awarded to a deserving student of
the MSIS program who is using MicroStrategy in his/her coursework.
MicroStrategy awarded this scholarship to Surya Vamsi Krishna Addala, a
graduate student participating in the MSIS program, who received $1,000
to be applied towards tuition.

“At MicroStrategy, we are in the business of transforming organizations
into an Intelligent Enterprise™ and empowering individuals across an
organization with the data and intelligence they need to make better
decisions,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “We
also believe it’s important to prepare future business decision makers.
For college students to succeed in today’s data-driven workforce, they
need exceptionally strong analytical and data literacy skills, as well
as experience using an industry-leading enterprise analytics platform.
With the right skillset and technology know-how, they can play an active
role in collaboratively discussing an organization’s data to find
innovative ways that solve real-world business problems.”

MicroStrategy Academic Program Provides Students and Faculty with
Free Software

MicroStrategy proudly supports the advancement of business intelligence
and data analytics in an academic setting. As part of this commitment,
MicroStrategy launched the MicroStrategy
Academic Program in 2017, which provides free analytics and data
discovery tools to students and faculty for academic use. Through a
qualified academic institution, students can learn practical data skills
and faculty members can incorporate analytics into their curriculum to
teach valuable analytical and critical thinking skills.

MicroStrategy offers two products at no cost to universities –
MicroStrategy Desktop™ and MicroStrategy on AWS. MicroStrategy Desktop
allows students to learn data discovery and MicroStrategy on AWS can
teach students about enterprise analytics and mobility capabilities,
such as automated distribution, data governance, embedded analytics,
cloud and mobile BI.

In addition to free software, the MicroStrategy Academic Program also
provides training resources to both students and faculty members. Free
hands-on workshops, E-courses, events, webcasts, and in-person classes
are available around the world to support the advancement of analytics
within universities. Students and faculty members can also access
multiple datasets and exercises for practical, hands-on workshops on
various topics. Students and faculty members can download MicroStrategy
Desktop or request access to both products and workshop exercises here.

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise
analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics
space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people
to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We
provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert
services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn
more, visit MicroStrategy
online, and follow us on LinkedIn,
Twitter
and Facebook.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Desktop, and Intelligent Enterprise are
either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated
in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and
company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
owners.

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