Our cooperation with SAS comes as a result of our increasing efforts to expose the LBS master students to the best and latest tools on the market and prepare them to excel in their chosen careers.

After closing our partnership with SAS to bring market-leading business intelligence and data analytics software on campus in September, last week, the LBS Data Science class got treated to a special afternoon at the SAS Vienna office. The LBS SFBA students attended a special workshop at SAS Vienna, as part of their data analytics course.

The global analytics company SAS hosted the afternoon workshop at their office, treating our data science students with an afternoon of inspiring conversations and a live demonstration of the SAS Viya cloud platform, a platform to which our students received access beforehand and got to explore during their data analytics course.

The evening started with Mr. Markus Grau, SAS Global Academic Program Manager, who gave a presentation about SAS, its projects, products, and their major customers. He stressed the importance of how combining business knowledge with data analytics leads to developing shrewd business acumen and is a must in today´s business environment.

Students got to see a live demonstration on the SAS Viya cloud platform, as well. Jannis Kepper, SAS Business Solutions Manager (DACH) gave our students a demonstration of a typical Financial Services customer journey using the SAS Viya cloud platform. The students had previously received access to the SAS academic learning environment. At the workshop, they were led through a real-time, hands-on example where they got to build their own dashboard in SAS in order to answer some business questions. LBS students will retain their access to the platform and will be able to engage in a broad range of eLearning offerings, and have the unique opportunity to earn SAS certifications.

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