SAS is one of the largest software companies in the world and has its roots in academia since 1976. SAS solutions are used at more than 45,000 sites in over 100 countries - including 92 of the top 100 companies on the 2009 FORTUNE Global 500® list to develop more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers and to enable better decisions based on analyzing data.

Modern society is awash in data. SAS coursework provides students the skills to analyze massive amounts of data and then use this knowledge to make sound decisions. Whether it is uncovering fraud in banking and government, improving health care or predicting which customers will respond to a marketing campaign, the applications of business analytics cross all industries, placing analytic skills in high demand.

With more than 2,000 college, university and business-school customers in 109 countries and education specialists on every continent, SAS serves professors and students by providing access to software, teaching materials and academic programs that provide students with the skills they will need to compete in a data driven employment market.


Information Is King: Business Analytics in the Age of the Downturn and the (Re) Emergence of the Customer

Research by BusinessWeek Research Services offers a look at the attitudes and opinions of C-level executives with regard to the use and value of business analytics. The report also provides analysis and insights on the topic of business analytics.

Getting Started with Business Analytics – by Zulfikar Sidi

Most organizations today know that the effective use of analytics can be a significant competitive differentiator for their business, but many still struggle with how to get started. Sidi guides you through the key aspects necessary to begin using analytics and how to position yourself to gain the most from your implementation of analytics.