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Business Analytics

Date:   Nov 25, 2020 - Nov 25, 2020
Time:   8:30 AM (MST)

Virtual Delivery

CPD:     5 Credits
Price:     Member: $425

Non-member: $495


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Course Overview    

We will study the combination of skills, technologies and processes used by organizations to gain insight in to their businesses based on data and statistics to drive business planning.  Business analytics is used to evaluate organization-wide operations and can be implemented in any department from sales to product development to customer service. 

During this course, we will explore how business analytics solutions typically use data, statistical and quantitative analysis and fact-based date to measure past performance in an effort to guide an organization’s business planning for the future.

Key Learning Outcome(s):       


Topics Covered:

  • Introduction & Evolution of Business Analytics
  • Impacts and Challenges
  • Scope – Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive
  • Tools
  • Big Data – metrics and data classification, reliability & validity
  • Measurement Scale
  • Models
  • Implementing solutions

About the Instructor:

Brian has spent over 35 years as a management consultant and is a Partner with BWDumsday & Associates Ltd. as well as also working as a Senior Associate with The Winslow Group. He specializes in business process re-engineering, project management, the application of industrial engineering techniques to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, as well as all aspects of supply chain and logistics management. In addition to consulting, Brian taught a regular course at MacEwan University & CITT for five years.

Shortly after leaving MacEwan, Brian continued his part-time teaching for the Supply Chain Canada and at one time delivered five separate modules as part of the Supply Chain Management Professional Certification program. Modules included Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Logistics and Transportation, Operations and Process Management and Knowledge Management. In addition, Brian conducted three workshops including Leadership and Professionalism, International Business and Multicultural Skills as well as Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Most recently Brian took a break from consulting and worked with the Enterprise Edmonton group at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation to assist local businesses to expand beyond the Edmonton Metro Region through International Trade. Brian is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Supply Chain Canada, The Logistics Institute and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


Refund and Cancellation Policy: 


  • Registrants will receive a full refund to courses cancelled by Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute.
  • Registrants who have received written acceptance into a course and provide written notice to Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute of their withdrawal from the course 14 days or more prior to the first day of class, will be provided a full refund. After 14 days prior up to 2 days prior to the start of the class, Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute will refund half the course registration fee. After the 2- day period, refunds will not be granted.


Due to unforeseen circumstance if Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute cancels an event all registrants will be offered the option to transfer the registration to a future event or receive a refund.

Please send cancellation request, questions or concerns to Millete Gutierrez  (




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