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SMU Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA)
SMUBIA provides a space for connecting students, alumni and institutions who are passionate about analytics. As we integrate ourselves into the Information Age, data analytics has become an indispensable tool in our lives.
Our vision is to build a sustainable ecosystem for analytics in SMU. Regardless of your skill level, we have a strong community of members who would be more than willing to welcome and guide you throughout your analytics journey. We put people at the core of what we do; you can expect technical growth through our workshops and professional growth through networking sessions.
- Data Associate Program (Our flagship program)
- Technical Workshops (e.g Tableau, Python and Machine Learning)
- BIA Tea Sessions (Club orientation with free food!)
- BIA Nights (Our regular club meet-ups)
- Networking Sessions with Industry Partners and Alumni
Workshops and event signups are released periodically so do keep a lookout in your email!
- SMU Excellence in Student Life Bronze Award under the category of Schools, Offices, Centre or Institutes
OUR PEOPLE IN ACTION
HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB?
Students do no need to go through an interview to join BIA. Our club wants to build an open community where any SMU students can join to learn more about data analytics.
“As a Freshman, getting into BIA's Data Associate Programme has been nothing less than an amazing experience. It was enriching to learn about various analytics, machine learning and regression techniques. Personally, I am also extremely grateful to be part of a community of data enthusiasts.”
SIS: Year 2
"To me BIA is family. It’s an inclusive culture filled with curious minds who are seeking to improve themselves. A safe-haven for the like minded to experiment, make mistakes with no shame, hone our skills, and grow to be a better person."
LKCSB: Year 4
"Analytical skills and knowledge are increasingly important in the working world. BIA provides both the training, and the network (through its friendly community) to really brush up and learn key skills."
- Jo-Adam Saiful Mizra, LKCSB Year 3
"I am passionate in business analytics, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence and I feel that BIA has this community of like-minded people with useful workshops that would allow me to learn more about such areas and improve myself. Also, I am excited to pursue a career in such fields and find that BIA can help facilitate this process and present me with more opportunities."
- Clovis Chow Jing Heng, SCIS Year 1
Yes! In fact, many of our alumni started off with no analytics background! We have programs such as BIA Nights and workshops that welcome students of all skill levels. Even if you are a complete beginner, this is a great chance for you to learn something new, explore your interests and meet new friends.
Being a BIA member grants you access to a network of like-minded individuals. We have members and alumni with experience in companies such as Google, GovTech and Bloomberg. Connect with them to find out more about the latest happenings and opportunities in the tech industry!
Lifetime membership price of $16.20.
You can check out some of the cool projects that our alumni have done here.
We have a unique focus on Data Analytics, Data Science and Data Visualisation. From learning theoretical foundations to practical applications, BIA hopes to guide you at every step of your data science journey. We also collaborate with analytics-driven companies to help our members stay up-to-speed about the industry.