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Msc in Business Intelligence in Dundee. Jon Reade Co-founder, SQLServerClub.com [email protected] Business what ?. What is Business Intelligence?. Business what ?. What is Business Intelligence? Roots in military intelligence. Business what ?. What is Business Intelligence?

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msc in business intelligence in dundee

Msc in Business Intelligence in Dundee

Jon Reade

Co-founder, SQLServerClub.com

[email protected]

business what
Business what ?
  • What is Business Intelligence?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

business what1
Business what ?
  • What is Business Intelligence?
  • Roots in military intelligence

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

business what2
Business what ?
  • What is Business Intelligence?
  • Roots in military intelligence
  • NOT spying on competitors

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

business what3
Business what ?
  • What is Business Intelligence?
  • Roots in military intelligence
  • NOT spying on competitors
  • “Gathering and analysing freely available data to detect trends and patterns in your OWN business, in order to improve business performance”

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

what does the course involve
MSc / Masters Degree in Business Intelligence

University of Dundee

First in the UK

Two years part time

Part intensive weeks on campus

Part self study

What does the course involve?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

practicalities
Isn\'t it all academic ?

Examines the solid underlying theory behind data warehousing and business intelligence systems.

VERY vocational and practical

Practicalities

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what do i get to learn
Year 1

Relational Database Theory

Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Database Design

Business Intelligence Systems

Assignments every 2-3 weeks.

What do I get to learn?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

what do i get to learn1
Year 1

Relational Database Theory

Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Database Design

Business Intelligence Systems

Assignments every 2-3 weeks.

Industry speakers - BI/DW vendors and end users

RBS

Vodafone

Oracle

Microsoft

Teradata

Standard Life

IBM

What do I get to learn?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

what do i get to learn2
Year 1

Relational Database Theory

Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Database Design

Business Intelligence Systems

Assignments every 2-3 weeks.

Industry speakers - BI/DW vendors and end users

RBS

Vodafone

Oracle

Microsoft

Teradata

Standard Life

IBM

What do I get to learn?
  • Year Two
  • Data Visualisation
  • MDX (ISO standard!)
  • ROLAP
  • HOLAP
  • OLAP
  • Designing Business Intelligence Systems
  • Business Intelligence Implementation

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

what do i get to learn3
Year 1

Relational Database Theory

Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Database Design

Business Intelligence Systems

Assignments every 2-3 weeks

Industry speakers - BI/DW vendors and end users

RBS

Vodafone

Oracle

Microsoft

Teradata

Standard Life

What do I get to learn?
  • Year Two
  • Data Visualisation
  • MDX (ISO standard!)
  • ROLAP
  • HOLAP
  • OLAP
  • Designing Business Intelligence Systems
  • Business Intelligence Implementation
  • Six month project
  • Anything business intelligence

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

who s the lecturer
Who’s the lecturer?
  • Dr Mark Whitehorn
  • PhD in Genetics

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

slide13

Who’s the lecturer?

  • Dr Mark Whitehorn
  • PhD in Genetics
  • Microsoft consultant and author
  • Internationally respected database author - database design and MDX.
  • SQM - BI Architecture and Design
  • Research Fellow at Cambridge University

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

slide14

Who’s the lecturer?

  • Dr Mark Whitehorn
  • PhD in Genetics
  • Microsoft consultant and author
  • Internationally respected database author - database design and MDX.
  • SQM - BI Architecture and Design
  • Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
  • Keynote speech for Microsoft\'s SQL Server 2008 R2 launch.
  • Passionate about business intelligence - especially use outside of business

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

who s the lecturer1
Who’s the lecturer?
  • Dr Mark Whitehorn
  • PhD in Genetics
  • Microsoft consultant and author
  • Internationally respected database author - database design and MDX.
  • SQM - BI Architecture and Design
  • Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
  • Keynote speech for Microsoft\'s SQL Server 2008 R2 launch.
  • Passionate about business intelligence - especially use outside of business
  • Applied business intelligence to Darwin’s diaries – paper in Nature

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

why would i do it
Looks good on your CV

Never expires

Why would I do it?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

why would i do it1
Looks good on your CV

Never expires

One of only a few MSc BI courses currently being run in the world

Business Intelligence people are in demand

Why would I do it?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

why would i do it2
Looks good on your CV

Never expires

One of only a few MSc BI courses currently being run in the world

Business Intelligence people are in demand

Very early adopters - our year will be first to graduate

Backs up your industry experience with something formal

Why would I do it?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

why would i do it3
Looks great on your CV.

Never expires

One of only a few MSc BI courses currently being run in the world

Business Intelligence people are in demand

Very early adopters - our year will be first to graduate

Backs up your industry experience with something formal

Gives you an edge getting jobs, especially in BI/DW arena

Emigration points

Why would I do it?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

why would i do it4
Looks great on your CV.

Never expires

One of only a few MSc BI courses currently being run in the world

Business Intelligence people are in demand

Very early adopters - our year will be first to graduate

Backs up your industry experience with something formal

Gives you an edge getting jobs, especially in BI/DW arena

Emigration points

You get to use Bristol University library and bar

Why would I do it?

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

time investment
Time investment
  • 10 hours study / assignment time per week, depending on experience
  • 1-2 hours per week for video conferences (January to June)
  • Two intensive weeks per year in Dundee, Monday to Friday, plus two days total travel
  • 2 days year end exam (one per year)
  • Six month project

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slide23
Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year

£300-£500 per day for Microsoft training

Cost

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slide24
Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year

£300-£500 per day for Microsoft training

One week residential MCITP exam : > £2,000

Cost

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slide25
Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year

£300-£500 per day for Microsoft training

One week residential MCITP exam : > £2,000

100% tax deductable

Cost

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slide26
Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year

£300-£500 per day for Microsoft training

One week residential MCITP exam : > £2,000

100% tax deductable

Cost

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply1
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply2
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply3
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert
    • 2 x Microsoft SQL Server MVPs
    • Oracle DBA

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply4
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert
    • 2 x Microsoft SQL Server MVPs
    • Oracle DBA
    • Information Systems Manager
    • Consultants

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply5
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert
    • 2 x Microsoft SQL Server MVPs
    • Oracle DBA
    • Information Systems Manager
    • Consultants
    • SQL Server Production DBA ( <- me!)

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply6
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert
    • 2 x Microsoft SQL Server MVPs
    • Oracle DBA
    • Information Systems Manager
    • Consultants
    • SQL Server Production DBA ( <- me!)
  • Age range : 25-55

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply7
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert
    • 2 x Microsoft SQL Server MVPs
    • Oracle DBA
    • Information Systems Manager
    • Consultants
    • SQL Server Production DBA ( <- me!)
  • Age range : 25-55
  • Qualifications : None / MCITP / BSc Computer Science

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

how do i apply8
How do I apply?
  • No fixed entry qualifications
  • Degree or industry experience
  • Experience : Varying
    • One or two DW gurus
    • SSIS expert
    • 2 x Microsoft SQL Server MVPs
    • Oracle DBA
    • Information Systems Manager
    • Consultants
    • SQL Server Production DBA ( <- me!)
  • Age range : 25-55
  • Qualifications : None through to BSc Computer Science
  • Closing date : end of November 2010

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

who to contact
Who to contact

Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

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