The Davis College of Business has created a partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytic software and services, to help students attain the analytics skills that are in high demand by employers.
The collaboration with SAS, which is also the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence software market. is being led by DCOB’s Dr. Angela Mattia. It is an integral part of the success of the new undergraduate Business Analytics major and minor now available for students to declare. It allows the faculty and students free access to SAS software and many other educational resources. This includes having the SAS statistics and visual analytics software available in Jacksonville University classrooms, as well as access on a student’s personal computer.
“These efforts and others help ensure that our Business Analytics students will be provided with an exceptional educational experience that allows them to successfully compete in a job market that covets students with advanced analytical skills,” said Dr. Mattia.
Another important part of the strategic collaboration with SAS is creation of a new JU SAS users group. This will allow Jacksonville University to:
- Foster connections and collaboration with other SAS professionals.
- Increase understanding of SAS products and services.
- Stay up to date on new offerings and the latest business analytics techniques.
- Enhance JU’s leadership and presentation skills.
SAS representatives and trainers will be on campus Nov. 12 and 13 conducting faculty software training on its newest version of Visual Statistics and Visual Analytics, and meeting with the Decision Science and Information Management (DSIM) faculty to further discuss how SAS can be used in the classroom, as well as the many job opportunities for students with SAS skills.
Faculty and students interested in more information in the Business Analytic major or minor program and/or the SAS information and training opportunities in November should contact Dr. Angela Mattia, Associate Professor of Decision Science-Information Management, at (904) 256-7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAS, with customers in 140 countries at more than 75,000 business, government and university sites, has revenues of more than $3 billion.