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Program Code: BI511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Today’s businesses know that it is critical to stay on top of what’s next in their industry: the next trend, the next tool, the next technology. They are developing capacity within their organizations to use data to derive insights for a more profitable future. Businesses have a growing need for professionals who can use data, analytics and business acumen to improve ROI, streamline and expedite processes, drive down costs, create smart products, and build better customer experiences.

Humber’s Business Insights and Analytics graduate certificate program provides you with practical, in-demand skills in business; database management and programming; data analysis and interpretation; and decision-making and communications. It consists of a common platform of 21 core courses in business, database management, programming for machine learning and data analytics, plus three specialization stream courses in either Marketing or Operations.

Graduates of this program will:

  • develop effective business strategies, tactics and processes based on data-driven analytics
  • support business decision making with advanced statistical and quantitative analysis; and advanced data visualization and communications tools and techniques
  • generate business insights by developing and using databases, big data and machine learning

Note: There is a scheduled one semester break between second and third semester.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Design, develop and manage databases and big data using current IT technologies and tools to query, program, process and analyze open source structured and unstructured data.

  2. Apply project management techniques, skills and software to scope, track and manage resources of business analytics projects.

  3. Use established and current frameworks for business, economic and financial analyses to inform business decision-making and recommend appropriate business strategies and tactics.

  4. Implement personal and professional development strategies to improve job performance and promote professional growth.

  5. Collect, store, process, model, analyze, interpret and communicate data using advanced statistical and qualitative techniques and current information technology tools.

  6. Provide insights to solve strategic business management challenges derived from a range of business intelligence metrics.

  7. Prepare and communicate complex materials, verbally, in writing and digitally for a variety of audiences and purposes, clearly and effectively using, where appropriate, current technology.

  8. Formulate and implement plans for the collection, storage, processing, modelling, analysis, interpretation and communication of data that meet the needs of the client.

  9. Develop and implement machine learning algorithms and applications in order to capitalize on previously unrealized business opportunities.

  10. Formulate and implement plans for managing the full data life cycle adhering to all theoretical, practical, ethical, legal, security, professional, and privacy guidelines, requirements and standards.

  11. Present a persuasive and cogent argument and recommendations for actionable insights derived from sophisticated analysis of data from a wide variety of sources.

  12. Ensure that all analysis of numerical and text data, and all data processing is conducted with a high degree of accuracy, and is consistent with the appropriate principles of data integrity and stability.


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Work Placement

Get the hands-on experience that industry demands with a 320-hour (minimum) work placement that will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world. Students initiate the placement with the aid of faculty, targeting companies in the Greater Toronto Area. Placements may be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year, or full time during the term immediately following the program.

The Humber Advantage

Business Insights and Analytics Program Sees Rapid Growth in Enrolment

Humber’s Business Insights and Analytics (BIA) graduate certificate program provides students with practical, in-demand skills in business and is growing in demand.

Your Career

For graduates with advanced skills in analytics, there are many career opportunities across many industries. Job titles commonly used to describe professionals in this field are:

  • analytics and insights consultant
  • business analytics specialist
  • data analytics manager
  • digital strategist
  • marketing analyst
  • operations analytics director
  • workforce management analyst
  • web analytics associate

A sampling of the industries and sectors that employ analytics professionals includes:

  • advertising and communications
  • banking, finance, investment and insurance
  • health care/pharmacare
  • human resources
  • manufacturing
  • marketing and sales
  • retailing, wholesaling and supply chain
  • transportation & logistics

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 Lakeshore Closed
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International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree from any discipline,

    OR

    • An advanced diploma or diploma in a related field (business, statistics/mathematics, or computer programming)

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i7-9750H+ or higher
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 32GB of RAM
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam. Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

Nataliya Korchagina, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3190
nataliya.korchagina@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,512.26
  • international: $20,567.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

BIA Students are required to bring their own computing device to class daily. At a minimum, this should be a recently purchased (last 18 months) laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook, or a tablet) running the Windows 10 operating system on an Intel i5-8300H processor (or equivalent) with 8GB RAM, 256GB HDD, built-in WiFi, a microphone, and a webcam. The program is best experienced on a laptop running Windows 10 with an Intel i7-9750H+ or higher processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, built-in WiFi, microphone, and a webcam. Required applications and programs will be made available by the college.

Note: An additional registration fee of $440 applies to placements completed after the final semester of this program.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Nataliya Korchagina, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3190
nataliya.korchagina@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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