Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Fundamentals

Code: BIDA301
Apply this course towards: Business Administration - Certificate, Business Administration - Diploma, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Course description

Become proficient in fundamentals of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. This course will provide the framework for you to understand, use and evaluate a variety of techniques and skills in analyzing data sets and making appropriate interpretations of the data.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the fundamentals of business intelligence and data analytics
  • Describe the abilities and limitations of Excel in Data Analytics
  • Evaluate different techniques and tools that can be used in Business Intelligence and Data Analytic activities
  • Describe the differences and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Appropriately apply fundamental statistical logic to data interpretation
  • Apply fundamental data analytic heuristics
  • Effectively make insights from data


English language requirement:

If your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of fluency through the submission of an IELTS (Academic) score of minimum 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5), TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet Based TOEFL), completion of the UVic English Language Centre's ELPI 570 level, or equivalent level through one of our English pathway partners.

Required equipment/software:  

  • Personal computer with reliable internet connection 
  • Operating System  
    • Microsoft Windows 10 
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 2016 
    • Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1 
    • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 
  • Microsoft Office 
    • Microsoft Office 2007 - 2019  
    • Microsoft Office 365 
  • Hardware (minimum) 
    • Processor: 1.4GH 
    • RAM: 2GB 
    • Disk space: 2GB 

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