The need for graduates with skills in the area of business analytics is growing rapidly across all industry sectors. The Analytics for Business Decision Making graduate certificate program prepares students to do the analysis of data specific to multi-faceted business decision making needs. It is about developing information into knowledge, and converting that intelligence to action. The goal is to prepare the student to engage and be competitive across various business divisions with the ability to “tell stories” about data, which assist decision-makers in their own activities.
The focus will be on skills development, technical and otherwise, including analytic understanding and dissemination for various business uses. A bold mix of skills, including some programming, applied statistical comprehension and database understanding, will be explored in the context of organizational Big Data (Operational) requirements.
The Analytics for Business Decision Making Program is offered approximately 80% online. Students will require a laptop. The minimum computing requirements of the computer are:
- A PC running Windows 7 or higher with 4MB RAM and a i3 processor
- Microsoft Windows® 7, 8 or Server 2012
- 2008 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows
- Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor 32-bit color depth (recommended)
- Web Camera and Microphone
- Microsoft Office including Access
For students who prefer Apple/Mac environments, it is necessary to have the following:
- A copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
- Microsoft Office including Access (preferred that students have a PC version of this software as MAC versions sometimes do not have the same depth in capability.)
Your Field Study Options The BUS 4045-Data Project Capstone Project is a self-directed, faculty-guided research and analytics project for a client requiring support for an important business decision. You will demonstrate your ability to analyze real-world data and make meaningful business recommendations based on client feedback and interaction. This valuable work experience can, in turn, be added to your resume.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes