SAS India has partnered with different academic institutions including premier Business Schools, to deliver education in Business Analytics. SAS delivers it through several joint models depending on the skill readiness of the institutions. Some of them are listed below
Joint Offering of Specialized Programs
Industry based Management Development Programs (MDPs)
Train the trainers programs
Mentoring and assistance in Business Analytics Center of Excellence
SAS India actively participates and assists in the full life cycle of education programs including skill need assessment and analysis, analytics events & seminars, participants' personalized access to videos, extended learning e-access to participants post training, course content development, marketing assistance, industry use cases, BIG DATA sets, practice vouchers for participants, certification preparation sessions etc.
Following are the Institutes partnering with SAS. Please email us for more details.
Indian School of Business
Course Name: ISB Biocon Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA)
The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, launched its first 'hybrid' model executive education programme – ISB Biocon Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA) - with the aim of creating the next generation of data management scientists. Supporting the ISB in this endeavour is Biocon Foundation which has extended full funding support towards developing and nurturing this programme.
Course Name: Certificate Program in Business Analytics for Executives
Jointly offered by IIM Lucknow, India & Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA in association with SAS Institute.
This Certificate Programme in Business Analytics for Executives (CPBAE) will impart cutting edge analytics knowledge using unique blend of online and in-class education. Classes will be conducted at IIM Lucknow campus and online over the Internet.
Course Name: PGDM - Specialization in Business Analytics
VESIM has designed a course in Business Analytics that covers all major areas like big data analytics, Statistical and predictive analytics, prespective and descriptive analytics, data mining and warehousing.
The course is technology driven and designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the Business Analytics tools that are used for decision making.
To impart education in all three segments of Business Analytics-Data Management, Data Analytics and Visualization for creating Data Scientists.
Understand the use of Business Analytics in strategy building and gaining competitive advantage for the organization.
Learning about data through data visualization
Learning to use advanced analytical tools to disintegrate complex problems under uncertainty into simpler ones and helping organization to find optimal solutions.
Learning latest technology to locate sources of big data, and analyzing the same for drawing inferences.
Developing the ability to collect and analyze unstructured data from social media.
Course Name: Certificate Program in Business Analyst - Hyderabad
Business analytics (BA) refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning. Increases in computing power and the amount of data collected have led to the development and widespread adoption of analytics by numerous industries.
The proposed program on Business Analytics will combine coursework on developing analytical thinking, introductory and advanced statistical concepts, and applications across wide section of industry and functional domains.
In partnership with SAS, a 5-day 'Statistical Business Analyst' program will be conducted by SAS leading to SAS Certification as well. This program will be delivered by SAS at the end of the Certification Program offered by NMIMS. The students will be provided by the SAS course material and the necessary software package with validity over the training period
Course Name: Certificate Program in Business Analytics (Predictive Modelling)
SVKM's NMIMS, School of Science, Mumbai in association with SAS Institute India has amalgamated to offer a Certificate Program in Business Analytics consisting of:
Statistical Concepts using Case Studies
Training on Predictive Modelling using Enterprise Guide and Enterprise Miner.
In business, predictive models exploit patterns found in historical and transactional data to identify risks and opportunities. Models capture relationships among many factors to allow assessment of risk or potential associated with a particular set of conditions, guiding decision making for candidate transactions. Thus, School of Science, NMIMS with SAS offers this statistical programme to train the future "data analysts/data scientist's" so as to propel India's leap in Analytics.
Course Name: Certificate Program in Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics
SVKM's NMIMS, Bangalore in association with SAS Institute India is offering a Certificate Program in Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics. The proposed 6-day program will consist of advanced topics in Business Intelligence as well as Visual Analytics.
An effective business intelligence system can analyze the vast amount of data to provide information when it is needed. However, such systems are under pressure as data becomes bigger and more complex. Hence, there is an urgent need for developing innovative solutions that will enhance the effectiveness of traditional business intelligence systems.
Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning supported by interactive visual interfaces. This allows decision makers to combine human ﬂexibility, creativity, and contextual knowledge to gain insights. It is an integrated approach combining visualization, human factors, and data analysis. Over the past decade, while many tools and techniques have been developed to support visual analytics, the awareness index and adoption is low. This programme is designed to help enhance the knowledge quotient on visual analytics and enable organizations take steps to accelerate its adoption for effective decision-making.
Course Name: Master of Science in Data Analytics and P.G. Diploma in Business and Data Analytics.
This program covers analysis of business requirements, industry best practices and ability to assemble analysis flow diagrams using the rich tool set of SAS Enterprise Miner for both pattern discovery (segmentation, association, and sequence analyses) and predictive modeling (decision tree, regression, and neural network models).
Offering a mix of real life examples, basic concepts for Predictive Analytics and the science of decision making shall be dealt with in this 4 day program. Faculty with more than a decade of experience in analytics education in partnership with SAS Institute Consultants.
Program delivery involves lectures, case studies, hands on sessions with real life data, online access to learning, certification preparation sessions etc.
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SAS provides specialized licensing options for Academia. Our standard licensing and pricing models provide Institutes with maximum flexibility in return for minimum commitment.
Academic licensing under standard terms offer the following benefits:
The license term empowers customers with the flexibility to reconfigure their SAS software-based solution product mix by canceling and adding products at any time thus tailoring costs to actual needs rather than assumptions.
Our approach to licensing allows customers to choose only those products required for their solution.
Our MultiVendor Architecture™ combined with licensing programs for mainframes, servers, and desktops give customers the opportunity to configure their SAS solution environment to best fit business needs.
Our approach to services from SAS allows the customer to choose from a variety of service programs, ranging from on-site short-term services to full-blown project implementation.
The integrated end-to-end decision support environment unique to SAS software offerings allow universities to build a diverse set of data driven business applications that address multiple business functions, processes, and users
Center of Excellence (CoE)
The last few years have shown an increasing rate of the application and use of analytics in many sectors of the economy. Many colleges have developed a much higher level of understanding and appreciation of the value and power they can derive from analyzing data and making better decisions. And, the advances in the power and ease of use of many types of analytical technologies developed by SAS have also encouraged students to take advantage of analytics to make more and better fact-based decisions, validate assumptions, identify root causes of business problems, etc. The results enabled students in doing world class projects and organizations to achieve higher levels of business performance, improve their market positions and weather economic downturns by looking for ways to operate more efficiently and effectively, and by identifying new market opportunities.
However, a large percentage of Academia are still struggling with several aspects of using analytics, including how and where to start, how to take the next step and how to change their internal culture to one that understands the value of analytics so that analytics becomes integral to the decisions that matter most. These could be automated decisions that enable others to take best actions, one-time decisions that inform executive strategy or a range of decision types in between.
Analytic centers of excellence can help academia deal with these challenges. Regardless of how much or how little analytic competency an institute may have, analytic CoEs provide a means to derive more value to its students, faculty and researchers through greater insight and better decisions. SAS helps you to explore the structure and role of analytic CoEs, and the various organizational aspects that need to be considered to effectively deploy analytics in an academia.
A well-implemented analytic CoE in academia should be a permanent with formal organizational structure (team) and should:
Be supported and sponsored by the executive-level management.
Be owned and staffed by the institute.
Include representation from business, analytical experts and IT.
Have a well-defined focus for roles, responsibilities and processes.
Be chartered to collaborate with all appropriate stakeholders (different academic departments), to influence the structure of the current environment in support of analytics and analytic best practices.
Have a commitment to provide and manage robust analytical development environments.
Have a commitment to provide and manage processes to push results and decision-making logic to production/operational environments.
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FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (FDP)
SAS Education supports academia initiative of empowering and strengthening the nation's talent pool for management education and training, through the Faculty Development Programmers (FDP) in the area of Business Analytics and allied areas.
SAS Education aligns existing FDPs in the institute /university with state of the art Analytical capabilities and technologies. SAS Education also supports educational institutes in designing, developing and conducting FDPs.
The SAS FDP Initiative focuses on:
Enhancing Business Analytics Expertise
Enabling faculty with state of the art Research Methodology for world class research
Enhancing the faculty knowledge with latest developments in the area of Business Analytics
SAS Education has successfully delivered FDP Programs for the faculty of leading B-Schools in India. For more information contact: Shubham Chatterji
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