OSU offers a Graduate Certificate in Data Mining, I think it is one of the best in USA especially if you want to learn SAS. All classes are offered online and you'll have access to a SAS virtual server for assignment and projects.
Tom, the university you mentioned is Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It offers Marketing Informatics course and Business Data Mining course in the MBA program. The courses are buisness oriented, they use sas enterprise miner for teaching. I took both courses in 2007. The two professors who teach the data mining courses are practitioners themselves. Very good courses for B school students.
It is a small world. I attended Dalhousie from 1996 to 1998, and, I took all of the datamining courses. At that time, Danny Silver (who has since moved back to Acadia U.) and Terry Schellink (Marketing Informatics) were driving the integration of datamining into the MBA program. Also, there were several excellent courses through the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) that I took: eg. database design in Oracle/SQL which has come in quite handy for me on an pllied level. I also did practicums in which I was able to conduct hands-on datamining projects for companies. I also conducted a scholarship project regarding the integration of datamining technology into the course evaluation process.
It is actually from Dal that I ended up moving on to work as a predictive modeler and database specialist at Canada's largest in-house Loyalty Marketing (at least at the time) Petro-Points.
Do you know of any other universities/colleges that offer a cert. in Data Mining in Canada? I have been searching for a week without any luck. I do not wish to take those part-time corporate learning courses that are at best five days in length because let's face it, that simply will not offer me the knowledge that I need.
1. You may want to try contacting the Dalhousie University School of Business (http://management.dal.ca/) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I believe that it still has a datamining stream as part of the business/library studies program.
2. I believe that the University of Toronto (http://www.utoronto.ca/) has a data mining graduate course and also incorporates data mining into its Engineering faculty.
I have contacted the founder of the program at UofT and he has not replied - rather disappointing. I have contact OSU, and am very interested in their program, but I will contact Dalhousie and see what they have to offer.
I was looking into the OSU data mining.But the cost is too high for non-residents. What qualifies one to be a resident of OK?
Is there anyway to gain access to SAS enterprise miner,without going through SAS OnDemand? I have read lots of books on data mining,but had to chance to practice.
I need help or literature that will help in constructing research proposal in the application of data mining in drug designs/clincal trials/bioinformatics. I will like to incorporate the efficiency of half-normal plots in my research and this is not for undergraduate.