BI innovates program portfolio with SAS to reflect market demand

BI Norwegian Business School enters into a strategic partnership with SAS Institute in the future-oriented new Bachelor and Master Program in Business Analytics.

"Everyone is talking about AI, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics. We seek partnerships with the ones that make it real. Through the collaboration with SAS, our students will develop their analytical skills in an applied business context", said Pål Berthling-Hansen, Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School.

In addition to tailored services as part of curriculum and access to SAS software and e-learning courses, the students can qualify for Internships and Thesis Awards, participate in Hackathons and access SAS Learning Labs to practice real-world use cases.

"BI Norwegian Business School is in the forefront adding business relevance to management and analytics skills. We are excited to contribute to the education of the future analytics leaders who possess the digital expertise crucial to the competitiveness of our society and our customers", said Jørn Seglem, Managing Director at SAS Institute Norway.

Master students at BI Norwegian Business School can pursue an internship with customers and partners of SAS Institute to gain relevant work experience.

"There is a great demand from employers for talents that can unlock the potential that lies in new technology and the ever-increasing volumes of data. Through an intership within the SAS ecosystem our students will be better prepared for the big transformational projects they will manage when they graduate", said Pål Berthling-Hansen, Associate Professor at Norwegian Business School.

About Handelshøyskolen BI

BI Norwegian Business School is an independent, not-for-profit foundation and the main provider of research based knowledge on business and management disciplines in Norway. Since the schools establishment in 1943, BI has grown to become one of Europe’s largest business schools with around 20,000 students and 900 employees.  BI is the largest supplier of economic and administrative competences and skills in Norway with more than 200 000 graduates since 1983. BI Norwegian Business School is the home of the world-known faculty in the school’s spearhead areas of finance, economics, management, strategy and marketing.

For more information, please contact:

BI Norwegian Business School: Henrik Oliver Aasebøe Stølen, Corporate Communications, Mobile: +4795279474 

SAS Institute: Wenche Nielsen, Marketing Director, tlf.: + 47 472 73 066

About SAS

SAS Institute is the leader in analytics. The company assists customers worldwide with data-driven value creation through innovative software and advisory services. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

For ytterligere informasjon, ta kontakt med:
Wenche Nielsen, Markedsdirektør
Mobil: +47 472 73 066

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