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What is Business Intelligence?

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June 25, 2020

LaSalle College is launching a brand new short and intensive training program to meet the market demand in business intelligence (BI). But what exactly is it?

What is business intelligence?

Business intelligence is an emerging science that refers to anything that can help a company make better informed decisions. 

We're talking about data. A lot of data! But above all, you have to be able to analyze it, extract the important information, and present it in easily understandable way.

Business intelligence covers all the processes and technologies that will allow a company's leaders to develop a better knowledge of their own organization and their competitive environment.

Business Intelligence is about transforming data into intelligence!

How to become a business intelligence analyst?

Are you interested in in data warehouse modelling and data integration, analysis and visualization in business intelligence?

Do you wish to become a Business Intelligence Analyst, SQL Developer, BI Data Analyst, BI Analyst or BI Technician?

Do you have education or experience in computer science and programming?

LaSalle College is offering a new AEC in Business Intelligence Specialization to meet the growing market demand.

Propel your career in Business Intelligence

The brand new Business Intelligence courses, leading to an Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC), will open the doors to a stable and promising career.

Thanks to this intensive, short-term training, you will acquire skills in modeling, integration, analysis and visualization of complex data that will enable you to play a key role in your company's business decision-making.

Students will learn:

  • The different functions of a company and how they interact
  • The design and modeling of an information system in the context of business intelligence
  • The elements that interact with databases, such as the SQL language
  • Challenges related to data collection
  • Data integration, analysis and visualization using business intelligence tools such as Microsoft's BI suite

Thanks to an internship at the end of your studies, you will be able to take your first steps on the job market as a Business Intelligence Analyst, a highly coveted position with very competitive salaries.


The brand new AEC program in Business Intelligence Specialization will allow students to develop skills that will be mobilized to meet complex organizational needs and support an innovative culture.

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