On March 14, 2021 DHA Suffa University concluded the “Applied Business Intelligence & Analytics Course”. The well-planned pilot program attained its targets through a conducive blend of theory and hands-on training sessions. A Building Block approach was the central pillar of this course.
ABIA was implemented by a five member team of skilled professionals with a vision to deliver a high quality course. It was spearheaded by Prof. Naqi Azam, a seasoned global senior banker & and academician. Prof. Naqi currently holds a position as Honorary Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University. The international resource persons included Dr. Kieran Mervyn, Mr. Atta-ur-Rehman Malik from The United Kingdom, Mr. Benjamin Samuel from Nigeria. The course was locally supported by Dr. Salman Zafar HOD, Electrical Engineering Department, DSU & Prof. Umair bin Mansoor, Faculty, DSU.
The core feature of program were hands-on practical exercises & case studies focusing on the vital business domains including Finance, Marketing & HR. Mr. Ahad Hussain taught the use of BI & Analytics tools, through Advanced Excel, Power BI, Python & SQL using the demonstrative approach and practical during the boot-camp sessions.
The participants who came from various fields & industry sectors such as Telecom, Software Houses, Educational Institutions and Marketing Departments of Organizations for a learning opportunity to DSU’s ABIA program, appreciated their instructors and the program. Learning was enhanced through Capstone Project Presentations.
The Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque led the certificate distribution ceremony. He reiterated that Data Analytics is the key to the future of business and such well-balanced and perfectly designed training will pave the road to success.
Ms. Farhat Umar, Director, Professional Development Center valued the efforts of the ABIA Team and wished all the best for the program’s future at DSU.
Prof. Naqi Azam, Lead Instructor, announced the good news that the ABIA Program was approved and listed by NAVTTC (National Vocational and Technical Training Commission) on March 13, 2021.