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LOYALIST COLLEGE BRINGS DATA SCIENCE TO THE FOREFRONT WITH NEW BUSINESS – FINANCE AND ANALYTICS PROGRAM

July 13, 2021

Belleville, Ontario, July 13, 2021 – Loyalist College’s new Business – Finance and Analytics Ontario college diploma program responds to a pressing demand for trained graduates who can implement data-driven strategies in the business and finance sectors.

In this two-year program, students learn how to harness data science to generate growth, forecast market trends and inform financial decisions; essential skills that are critical to the digitization of commerce and banking in the Bay of Quinte region and beyond.

“In our highly interconnected and digitized world, in which communication and commerce are instantaneously conducted, enhanced data analytics has the power to transform and sustain main street businesses in highly competitive markets,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President and CEO. “Graduates of the College’s Business – Finance and Analytics program will have their knowledge and skills developed from the ground up, equipped with techniques for problem-solving and innovation informed by the latest developments in big data, analytics and emerging technologies.”

Beginning in Fall 2021, students will be taught by industry-experienced faculty from the fields of business, technology, finance and analytics to assess the impact of economic variables, legislation and ethics on business and financial operations within a Canadian context.

In addition to key skills such as processing and maintaining financial records, generating reports, developing plans and implementing marketing strategies, graduates of the program will emerge with the knowledge to scrape and mine financial data; with experience using programming languages such as Python and R Script; and with the ability to pitch new product ideas based on data analysis that will enhance the user experience of financial products. Students in the fourth semester of the program will also have the opportunity to work on an applied project alongside industry or community partners in finance or analytics. 

To begin your journey in Loyalist College’s Business – Finance and Analytics program, visit  loyalistcollege.com.

About Loyalist College

Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges and #1 in the country for industry research income as a percentage of total research income, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2018-19 graduates, 88.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.

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Contact: Ashliegh Gehl, Coordinator, Marketing, Communications
Loyalist College, agehl@loyalistcollege.com, 613-969-1913, ext. 2826

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