Improve your practical skill set in the mechanics of analysis using numerical methods with UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Sequence in Business Intelligence and SAS Analytics Software. Develop your skill in using this powerful software program to analyze and mine data. Generate comprehensive reports that are meaningful to senior managers-and can get you noticed within your organization.
Prerequisites for Admission
There are no formal prerequisites for the Professional Sequence in Business Intelligence and SAS Analytics Software. However, it is strongly recommended that you have at least one year of college mathematics, intermediate computer skills and the ability to write program code.
If you have little or no exposure to SAS in an academic or professional setting, please take STAT X405: Introduction to the SAS System to acquire the basics of the statistical software package.
You should have convenient root user or administrator access to a robust computer and the ability to install software. You are expected to acquire and install or have access to the software as required for course assignments related to this program. Please refer to the software creator's website or technical support staff about equipment configuration requirements and software compatibility.
The curriculum comprises 5 required courses for a total of 10 semester units (150 hours of instruction).
You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.0 grade point average, with a grade of C or better (no C-minus grades) in each course. All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the program. Most students complete the program between one and two years.
How to Register
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Professional Sequence in Business Intelligence and SAS Analytics Software, complete these two steps:
- Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
- Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $5,000 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
Certificate and Award Request
Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 642-4151. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved, your award will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request your award.