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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting


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Program Description


Access to corporate information to make business decisions has made database and reporting tools critical for business success. The Business Intelligence (BSN) program will use the Microsoft SQL Server and B.I. toolset to give you the skills you need to develop, administer and analyze corporate data. You will learn industry-standard data management best practices and techniques. Visit www.microsoft.com/bi for more information on this exciting specialization.

You will master the technical aspects of data gathering using SQL Server within a Windows platform. You will also learn to use and manage multiple databases, then apply these skills to develop corporate reports using specific reporting tools. With additional relevant work experience and exam preparation study, you will be prepared to successfully challenge and complete the relevant Microsoft designation.

Program Overview


Your Career

Graduates may find employment as a business intelligence analyst, business intelligence consultant or data warehouse analyst.

Student Success

The ideal candidate for the Business Intelligence program has:

  • Previous post-secondary education in business or technology.
  • A technical aptitude and a desire to combine their business and technology skills to assist business through technology solutions.
  • Experience with relational databases, computer programming or operating systems (e.g. Linux/Unix, Windows).

This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy, students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting.

Accreditation

The program, offered in conjunction with the Microsoft IT Academy initiative, is delivered using Microsoft Official Curriculum for many courses. With additional relevant work experience and additional exam preparation study, you will be prepared to successfully challenge and complete appropriate Microsoft Certifications.

Progression


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements


  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent, OR,
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Due to the tight integration of the courses in the Business Intelligence - Data Analysis and Reporting (BSN) program, credit for Prior Learning is not available.

Total Credits 19.5


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