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: 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.
Endeavors in research offer researchers, students and professors the ability to analyze enormous amounts of data to uncover compelling patterns, trends or relationships that exist for innovation. In order to do this, researchers need computational and analytical solutions that are flexible enough to access and statistically analyze large amounts of data – something that most solutions cannot support.
In addition, researchers require a reporting solution that can perform their statistical analysis and seamlessly work with their current infrastructure in order to collaborate and share their research findings easily and conveniently. But many times, this is not possible with solutions that are not integrated or cannot handle larger amounts of data. Also, a solution’s statistical methods may not be tested, proven, accurate or repeatable, rendering research findings invalid.
With SAS’ integrated and customizable solutions, you can access and consolidate large amounts of data across multiple sources, analyze that data with award-winning validated analytics, and easily report your results to an array of interested parties.
SAS is committed to leading the way for integrating technology and education. We offer a flexible data access, analytics and reporting solution to help with all your research needs. We approach the problem by providing software and services to help you:
Opt for flexible, low-cost licensing: SAS® substantial discounts for education ensure that cost doesn’t stand in the way of obtaining the technology you need to be successful. Options are available in both server and PC environments to best fit into your institution’s infrastructure.
Apply unmatched analytic capabilities: SAS® software’s comprehensive set of proven analytic capabilities helps reduce uncertainty, predicts with precision and optimizes performance.
Seamlessly access data: Regardless of native format or platform, SAS quickly and easily integrates data from all sources. The SAS solution’s high-performance architecture enables multithreaded support for CPU-intensive statistical algorithms and supports grid computing and consistent metadata throughout all data and analytical processes.
Gain expert SAS software training: Included with every license and delivered to the desktop, users can access SAS expert training to enhance their SAS programming skills in a convenient online format – available when and where they need it.
SAS satisfies your data and analysis needs by providing solutions that have been specifically designed for education. Academic researchers are able to take advantage of the powerful data access, reporting and analytics they need to gain insight into all their research initiatives – using one comprehensive and research-proven solution.
SAS® difference: Enhance Research and Integrate It with Education: SAS provides comprehensive, fully integrated solutions that address your evolving research needs.
Seamless data integration: Based on decades of education customer feedback, SAS can consolidate data regardless of its native database or platform, setting it apart from other solutions.
A leader in advanced analytics: SAS’ commitment is to constantly enrich and validate its statistical offerings, giving you access to the most up-to-date statistical techniques not just today, but well into the future.
A customizable, end-to-end solution: Using SAS, education customers have an iterative, customized approach to meet their institutions’ growing needs for data, reporting and analytics requirements.
Stability: In business since 1976, SAS has a solid track record as a reliable partner with steady profit growth that will provide ongoing support no matter how your needs grow and change.
R&D investment and a commitment to education: SAS is committed to partnering with education to deliver software and services for academics and administration. SAS R&D is consistently developing new products and services to
meet the specific needs of current and future education customers.
SAS understands the critical role of accurate, timely data and how integrating and analyzing that information can benefit education. SAS solutions have been helping education improve learning, services and management for more than three decades
The SAS Intelligence Platform architecture for academia is designed to efficiently access large amounts of data, while simultaneously providing timely intelligence to a large number of users. The platform uses an n-tier architecture that enables you to distribute functionality across computer resources, so that each type of work is performed by the resources that are most suitable for the job.
You can easily scale the architecture to meet the demands of your workload. For a large university, the tiers can be installed across a multitude of machines with different operating systems. For very small colleges, all of the tiers can be installed on a single machine.
SAS address several very important needs of Academic research
Developing business analytics professionals having the ability to drive change in the organizations in which they work.
Helping India’s businesses to be more competitive in the new economy.
Providing an attractive career option for the best and brightest students.
SAS leads the software industry in the percentage (about 21%) of annual revenues devoted to research and development. As a customer, you will reap the rewards of this investment as SAS continually provides software updates, filled with enhancements, resulting from our R&D efforts. As noted, you will receive these updates automatically as part of your software license.
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.
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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