Professional Certificate in SAS Now Offered at Saint Joseph’s

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2011) — SAS, the leader in business analytic software, has partnered with Saint Joseph’s University to offer a certificate for students majoring in business intelligence (BI). Program participants will be prepared for in-demand positions in all areas of industry.

Students will not be required to take additional courses to qualify for the certificate. SAS has recognized Saint Joseph’s BI curriculum as preparing students to work with the popular analytic software.

Most organizations today are making themselves dramatically more intelligent through statistical and quantitative use of data. Employees schooled in business intelligence or the ability to make sense of quantitative and technical data within the context of a specific organization are in high demand.

Degrees are currently offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Saint Joseph’s. Students also have the option to pursue the graduate degree online.

“Our students have the potential to improve their earning power by coupling their degree in business intelligence with the SAS certificate,” says Ron Klimberg, Ph.D., professor of decision & system sciences at Saint Joseph’s. “SAS is a major player in BI software; the certificate program offers unique professional credentials to every graduate of this program.”

“Thousands of companies rely on SAS analytic software to improve their business operations,” says Jerry Oglesby, Ph.D., director of the Global Academic Program & Global Certification Education Division of SAS. He explains that an organization’s intellectual capital, amassed through strategic data mining, is where he sees companies investing their resources. “The demand for employees with the skills to interpret this data has never been higher.”

For more information, contact Klimberg at or call 610-660-1625.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.), Director of Haub School of Business Communications,, 610-660-1355

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