Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Marketing and Management

First Advisor

Dr. Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles


Software is evolving every day to aid the work of what was once manual and monotonous tasks (Software Engineers). One of these platforms is Power BI, a product made by Microsoft. Power BI is a business analytics software that can provide visualization for data that is created through reports or dashboards. My thesis used the Power BI software to answer the question “How Power BI can be built to show player and team stats for the NBA.” In this project, I researched and developed a tutorial on how to use Power BI to build a report using historical statistics of NBA players as an example. The tutorial I created thus provides a guide on how to build a dashboard with other sets of data. Working with this software prior to this thesis, I found it difficult to understand all the functionalities the platform had to offer. After conducting extensive research, I was able to make a guide for individuals who are just beginning to learn how Power BI can help them visualize data spreadsheets in the work they do with ease.