Hands-on BTM analysis
Another group of Concordia BTM students were recognized for their business analytics skills as they took home third-place in the National Business Technology Management (BTM) Student Competition. The competition, organized by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and IT World Canada challenged third and fourth-year BTM students to provide an analysis in response to a business problem outlined in a case study. Undergraduates Patrizio Di Iorio, Paolo Gargano, Taras Lesiuk-Pokynboroda, Olivia Ratnasingam and Stephanie Schenk made up the JMSB team.
New graduate certificate
Undergraduate students are not the only ones to benefit from JMSB’s focus on business analytics. Earlier this year, JMSB launched the new Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies to provide students with the essentials of business data analysis, managerial and financial accounting, fundamental concepts of finance, and the principles of economics.
Students in the five-course program develop skills like using appropriate statistical techniques to support decision-making and read a company’s financial statements to evaluate its financial situation.
“It’s about making sure that our graduates can make an immediate impact on the workforce by applying skills and knowledge that are needed regardless of technological advancements,” says program director Anne Beaudry.