Business Intelligence and Analytics
About Business Intelligence and Analytics
Data analysts use a mix of best practices, specialized technology, and creative problem solving to derive actionable insights from diverse data sources. These insights help businesses become more agile, strategic, and competitive. Bringing together the strengths of two leading business institutions, St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Community College, this multiple credential program is designed for students who want to accelerate their education in the innovative and rapidly growing field of Business Intelligence and Analytics.
Why study Business Intelligence and Analytics at StFX?
As a student in the NSCC-StFX Collaborative Program in Business Intelligence and Analytics, you will receive the same exemplary training as your Business peers, with additional immersion in the latest data reporting technologies and best practices. This collaborative program provides a seamless, experiential education across two different institutions. Many Business students looking for further specialization in a specific area enroll in a certificate program after they complete their degree. This program provides the opportunity to work towards both at the same time. In just four years of full-time study, you will graduate with two highly valuable credentials to put on your resume, and the skills and confidence to begin an exciting technology career.
First year at a glance
The first two years of the program will introduce you to the foundations of business and the key tools, techniques, and skills used to manage today’s global and technology-intensive organizations. You can complete your first year at either StFX or NSCC at a variety of campuses in the Business Administration program.
Graduates of the program are equipped with the knowledge and skills to start careers as business intelligence analysts and enterprise systems consultants. Business intelligence analysts help companies make better use of their data to improve overall levels of performance. Graduates may also become an enterprise systems consultant, where they join large technology projects related to digital transformation, big data, business intelligence and analytics, data warehousing, or enterprise resource planning systems. Business intelligence analysts and enterprise systems consultants are in high demand in organizations of all sizes in both the public and private sector.
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Business Intelligence Specialist
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Enterprise Systems Consultant