MBAN’s Decode Data at SAS Workshop
Businesses today are collecting more data than ever before. With vast resources being dedicated to gather massive volumes of information, a large demand in the workforce has arisen for people who can unlock that value.
At the SAS Visual Analytics Workshop held at Schulich, Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) students had the opportunity to take a two-day workshop designed to give them the skills to analyze large amounts of data to identify key drivers, meaningful relationships, and build models. The workshop was facilitated by Solution Specialist at SAS Canada and 2016 MBAN Graduate May Masoud.
SAS Visual Analytics software provides students with the power to explore patterns, outliers and trends in data to identify opportunities for further analysis and to generate rapid insights on any size and type of data.
SAS is the leader in analytics worldwide. After completing a MBAN at Schulich graduates are SAS-Certified. A 2016 study by MONEY and Payscale concludes that SAS is the most valuable career skill a candidate can bring to the job market. The study found that candidates that possess SAS skills correlate with an average pay boost of 6.1 percent.
The demand for big data is not slowing down either. The International Data Corporation says that worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from $130.1 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020.