Now accepting applications for September 2020 intake.
Application deadline is May 8, 2020
In the age of big data, the growing field of intelligence analysis can help businesses and organizations discover trends to protect themselves and gain a competitive edge.
The graduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis is a 15 credit program (five 3-credit courses delivered online) which will provide advanced theoretical and practical framework for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts.
The program is designed to provide specialized theoretical foundation and applied skills to function successfully as an analyst. This is accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that includes a core of three courses, which exposes students to the fundamental and advanced concepts and analytic techniques.
Graduates will possess the skills to critically scrutinize unstructured and often ambiguous data within a variety of competitive, security and criminal contexts such as finance and banking, crime and organized crime, and national security, safety, and terrorism.
Graduates will be prepared to work in varying industries that employ analysts. Some examples are finance and business, medicine, law enforcement and security, public safety, investment, and marketing.
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Luce, A. (2014, July). Why choose a graduate program in intelligence analysis? Insight: An LEIU Publication, p. 24.
Graduates will be prepared to work in varying industries that employ analysts, and have gone on to work for a wide range of organizations, including:
- Bank of Montreal (FIU)
- BC Children's Hospital
- BC Corrections, Adult Custody Division- Okanagan Correctional Centre
- BC Housing
- British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
- Calgary 9-1-1
- Calgary Police Service
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Operations Branch, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Directorate
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Passenger Operations
- Canada Post
- Canadian Forces Military Police
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Consumer Investigations Unit, Ministry of Service Alberta
- Correctional Service Canada
- Department of Justice, Aboriginal Laws
- Edmonton Police Service
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Fredericton Police Force
- Higher Colleges of Technology – UAE
- Island Health – Finance Department
- Moat Homes Ltd – United Kingdom
- New Westminster Police Department
- PLEA Community Services
- RCMP, British Columbia
- Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigations
Please open the pdf file to view the Program Structure for both Graduate Certificates.
The next intake is September 8, 2020
Learners from both graduate certificates are required to complete all three foundational courses. Each course will provide learners with the relevant theories and practices of analysis and enable learners to effectively and clearly communicate findings.
You must be accepted into the Program before you can register! The course dates below are tentative. There are over 60 students in various stages of the program. If you are a program student and are unsure of which course to take next, contact the program area to confirm.
|Sept 3-Dec 6, 2019||Intelligence Theories and Applications||INTL-5100|
|Jan 6-Apr 17, 2020||Intelligence Communications||INTL-5800|
|May 4-Aug 7, 2020||Advanced Analytical Techniques||INTL-5200|
The specialist courses can be taken once the three foundational courses are complete. The specialist courses focus on analysis in specific contexts.
|Sep 3-Dec 6, 2019||Competitive Intelligence||INTL-5400|
|Jan 6-Apr 17, 2020||Analyzing Financial Crimes||INTL-5260|
You must meet the following entrance requirements for admission to the Program:
- Proof of completion of bachelor degree OR
A minimum of two years of post secondary education plus a minimum of five years of progressive and specialized experience in working with the analysis of data and information. Applicants must also write a 500 - 1000 word essay on a related topic of their choice OR
Applicants who have not completed a minimum of 2 years post-secondary education must have eight to ten years of progressive and specialized experience in working with the analysis of data and information (Dean/Director discretion). Applicants are required to write a 500-1000 word essay on a related topic of their choice.
- Two letters of Recommendation: One Academic and one Personal Reference or two Professional References;
- Detailed Resume;
- Personal Statement/Statement of Intent;
- Current criminal record check
Please refer to the Graduate Studies Application Supplement for details regarding the above.
- Non-refundable Application Fee: $75.00
- Tuition Fee (not including cost of textbooks):
- Domestic $2,108.96 fee per course (current fee)
- International: $3,163.46 fee per course
- Learner Services Fee: $17.47
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts | United Kingdom
- Association of Former Intelligence Officers
- Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers
- International Association for Intelligence Education
- International Association of Crime Analysts
- Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit
- Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals
Courses in this Graduate Certificate are restricted to students enrolled in the program. Once your application has been approved, please register for courses directly with Student Services at 604.528.5590 or email@example.com.
JIBC has articulation agreements for transfer credit with the following organizations. For detailed information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BCIT - Students who successfully demonstrate completion of the BCIT Bachelor of Technology, Forensic Investigation - Crime and Intelligence Analysis option, will receive six credits for JIBC's INTL-5100 Intelligence Theories & Applications, and INTL-5800 Intelligence Communications which are two of the foundational courses in the JIBC's Intelligence Analysis and Tactical Criminal Analysis Graduate Certificate programs.
Last updated September 3, 2019