Business Analytics (BAPG)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne
You will gain the skills to extract meaningful insights from very large and complex data sets to support business decision‐making. You will learn how to collect, curate, manipulate, encode, and store data sets so they can be analyzed and mined in such a way that they can be reused and re-purposed to solve challenges and predict trends in any size and type of business. Key areas of study include database design and management, statistics and programming for business analytics, market research, data mining, data visualization, and decision‐making through analytics.
The program combines computer science and technology courses with database, research methods, marketing, and communications courses. This enables students to find or gather data, use a wide variety of tools to analyze it, and share results through various forms of communication from reports to dashboards and infographics.
Students may choose to complete this program in seven semesters while studying part-time. For more information on the part-time pathway see Program Delivery tab.
Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.
Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program.
- Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)
Students who do not possess the foundational math will need to take the bridging course/s prior to registration. Please contact the program coordinator to discuss upgrading options.
Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English language proficiency. Cambrian College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
This program consists of two 14-week semesters. The program is delivered in the following terms:
- SEMESTER 1 Sep - Dec
- SEMESTER 2 Jan - Apr
- SEMESTER 3 May - Aug 2022
Applicants wishing to start in September and study full-time will apply to BAPG for Sep 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in September and study part-time will apply to BAPT for Sep 2021.
- SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
- SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
- SEMESTER 3 July - Oct 2022
Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to BAP2 for Nov 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to BAP3 for Nov 2021.
- SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
- SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
- SEMESTER 3 Sep - Dec 2022
Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to BAPG for Jan 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to BAPT for Jan 2022.
- SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
- SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
- SEMESTER 3 Nov - Feb 2022-2023
Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to BAP2 for Mar 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to BAP3 for Mar 2022.
- SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
- SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
- SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2023
Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to BAPG for May 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to BAPT for May 2022.
- SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
- SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
- SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2023
Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to BAP2 for Jul 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to BAP3 for Jul 2022.
Students opting to study part-time will be provided with a possible pathway to complete the program while remaining part-time. Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above.
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.
Program of Study for 2021-22 Academic Year
|DBA 1000||Database Mgmt & Warehousing||4|
|ANA 1000||Foundations of Data Analytics||3|
|QMM 1001||Statistics for Data Analytics||4|
|EXL 1002||Dashboards and Data Analysis||3|
|ANA 1003||Data Collection and Ethics||3|
|ANA 1001||Programming for Analytics||4|
|QMM 1002||Stats and Data Visualization||4|
|MKT 1006||Marketing Simulation||4|
|BTA 1013||Communicating with Data||3|
|MKT 1005||Marketing and Social Media Analytics||3|
|ANA 1005||Enterprise Analytics||3|
|BTA 1016||Connected Data||3|
|GIS 1025||GIS Mapping||2|
|ANA 1011 |
or ANA 1010
Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
Books & Supplies
The total cost of books in the program is approximately $500. Several books are used in multiple courses in both semesters of the program. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Business analysts and data analytics professionals may work independently or with various teams, collecting and mining data from primary and secondary sources, analyzing and interpreting results, pinpointing and predicting trends, providing concise reports, and designing, creating and maintaining databases.
They work for a wide range of industries including business, government, applied research, human resources, healthcare, and sales and marketing.
Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:
- Data Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Data Miner
- Customer Insights Analyst
College/University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.