Students from SIM University's (UniSIM) Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics degree programme will benefit from the collaboration between the university and SPSS Singapore (SPSS stands for Statistical Package for Social Sciences). UniSIM and SPSS Singapore will sign an MOU on 21 March 2007.
Under the MOU, SPSS Singapore will collaborate with UniSIM by providing training materials, discounted software products and consultants with the expertise to support teaching. Students who perform well in the programme will also be awarded prizes sponsored by SPSS Singapore.
SPSS’ software and solutions are highly popular among academics and practitioners. The company is well-known for its user-friendly software and consultancy services and is also a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software and solutions.
"SPSS has always worked closely with institutions worldwide and we are very pleased to be part of this new and exciting degree programme offered by UniSIM. We believe that Business Analytics will continue to gain prominence and relevance in industry, especially so now where the amount of electronic data held by enterprises is at a historic high and will continue to grow at compounding rates. The creation of such a programme will be integral in equipping the next generation of business leaders with the skills needed to meet this demand. This strategic collaboration will allow UniSIM's students to benefit from SPSS' industry expertise and be in touch with industry trends throughout the duration of the programme," said Mr Bruce Brown, Vice-President, Asia Pacific, SPSS Inc.
Associate Professor Koh Hian Chye, Dean of the School of Business at SIM University said, "UniSIM is pleased to have the strong support of SPSS Singapore for its newly launched Business Analytics programme. The collaboration has made it possible for UniSIM students to acquire up-to-date and industry-relevant skills training on business analytics software. By the end of the programme, they would be fully equipped with the relevant skill set needed to apply sophisticated business analytics techniques to extract valuable information from different data sources and contribute further to their companies.
Members of the public who wish to know more about Business Analytics and the BSc in Business Analytics degree offered by UniSIM School of Business can attend a talk entitled "A Primer on Business Analytics," conducted by Associate Professor Koh Hian Chye on 24 March 2007, 2pm at Lecture Theatre 2.12, Level 2, SIM University, 461 Clementi Road.
For more information, please visit www.unisim.edu.sg or call +65 6248 9777.