Information Technology: Business and Advanced Analytics

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnJanuary 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The world of business is rapidly evolving, and data is changing that landscape. Making informed decisions supported by data is critical to remaining competitive in today’s global economy. Traditional analytics is no longer enough. Businesses need individuals who can not only conduct advanced analyses, interpret their insights and recommend solutions but who can also act as a bridge between the business team and the data analyst. Graduates of the Business and Advanced Analytics program fill this need.
 
Our graduates establish business requirements and conduct advanced analyses to formulate innovative solutions that support business decisions and promote competitive advantage. They also possess the insight needed to fluently articulate a range of business matters to diverse stakeholders. They develop knowledge and skill in areas such as: business requirements, processes, strategy, and modeling, statistics, data programming and engineering, predictive analytics, Machine Learning, IoT/AoT, visualizations, and storytelling.

The program content also covers the domains of INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification.
 


Duration

The requirements for this diploma of advanced studies may be achieved within two years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • A Diploma or Degree in Mathematics, Business, Economics, Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Engineering  

    Other combinations of education and related experience may be considered; however, applicants are required to have completed course work or gained experience in the following subject areas:  
     - Mathematics (linear algebra and statistics) 
     - Intermediate Excel (formulas, pivot tables, charting) 


    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of the Information Technology: Business and Advanced Analytics program may be employed within a range of industries and is only limited by businesses and organizations that do not have or collect data to support business decisions. Graduates may also choose to be self-employed consultants. Careers could range from Business Analyst to Data Scientist.


    Specific Considerations

    It is recommended that students have a solid foundation in mathematics, statistics, and Excel. Students who do not have experience in these subjects are encouraged to upgrade their skills through separate courses, workshops, or online tutorial sites such as Khan Academy or LinkedIn Learning prior to beginning this program. 
     
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively.  You can review these computer specifications here (under your program specifications).  Free wifi is provided on all campuses


    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.


    NOC Codes

    1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
    2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants
    2172 - Database analysts and data administrators


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