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  1. Msc in Business Intelligence in Dundee Jon Reade Co-founder, SQLServerClub.com info@SQLServerClub.com

  2. Business what ? • What is Business Intelligence? Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  3. Business what ? • What is Business Intelligence? • Roots in military intelligence Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  4. Business what ? • What is Business Intelligence? • Roots in military intelligence • NOT spying on competitors Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Isn't it all academic ? Examines the solid underlying theory behind data warehousing and business intelligence systems. VERY vocational and practical Practicalities Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Who’s the lecturer? • Dr Mark Whitehorn • PhD in Genetics Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Looks good on your CV Never expires Why would I do it? Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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 Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  22. Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year Cost Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  23. Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year £300-£500 per day for Microsoft training Cost Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  24. Commencing January 2011 : £2,850 per year £300-£500 per day for Microsoft training One week residential MCITP exam : > £2,000 Cost Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. How do I apply? • No fixed entry qualifications Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  28. How do I apply? • No fixed entry qualifications • Degree or industry experience Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. Who to contact • Web : • www.dundee.ac.uk • search for “Business Intelligence” • Email : • Mark@PenguinSoft.co.uk • ACobley@computing.dundee.ac.uk • info@SqlServerClub.com • Thank you • Any questions ? Jon Reade, SQLServerClub.com