Certificate in Business Analytics (Certificate in Business Analytics)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (CertBusAnalytics)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Business Analytics

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

35

Department

School of Business

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Phone

0858053691 Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Address

Graduate and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Important Dates
Application Deadline

14/12/2020

Start Date

11/01/2021

End Date

24/12/2021

About this Course

The Certificate in Business Analytics is a conversion course for graduates of Level 7 programmes in any discipline. This will enable students to apply data analysis and business intelligence techniques to their own discipline. They will explore how data is created, stored and accessed as well as how to extract, interpret and present data. They will use tools and techniques to predict future behaviour and ultimately help business gain useful insights and make better decisions. The course will give students a high-level familiarity with databases and they will learn how to use powerful techniques to extract information of interest, work with large data sets (Big Data), and create interactive dashboards for visualising data – interpreting, telling and selling. This course is open to Level 7 or Level 8 graduates from disciplines such as business and finance, as well as those from life and physical sciences or engineering.

On this course, students will learn how to design, develop and query relational databases and explore Big Data databases using post relational database technologies. They will also develop an understanding of the techniques of entity relationship modelling, normalization, decision and predictive modelling and the fundamentals of statistical techniques applied to data analytics. They will be able to manage, explore and cleanse business data using modern BI (Business Intelligence) tools as well as analyse business problems using data mining, data warehousing and other business intelligence toolsets. Students will also develop abilities to design and create business reports and visualisations. All of these skills will be put to practical use in a professional practice project in a work setting (work placement element).

Full details of the course, including programme documentation, can be found at www.gmit.ie/business/certificate-business-analytics-springboard

Entry Requirements

A NFQ Level 7 Major Award (i.e. ordinary degree or equivalent) under the National Framework of Qualifications, in any discipline.

Applications are processed in the sequence in which they are received and offers made in the sequence in which all of the required documents have been uploaded confirming that applicant has met the entry requirements. The application deadline is moved only when there are remaining places not yet filled, so please do not delay in applying if you wish to do the course.

Long Description

Modules covered:
Business Analytics. 5 Credits
Database Design and Development. 5 Credits
Statistics for Business Analytics. 5 Credits
Decision Theory and Data Visualisation. 5 Credits
Post Relational Databases. 5 Credits
Business Intelligence. 5 Credits
Professional Practice Project. 5 Credits

Programme Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme the learner will/should be able to:

Knowledge Breadth
1. Have knowledge in the following areas: Data analysis: gathering, cleansing, processing, exploring and modelling. Principles of Statistics: probability, modelling, regression, quantitative techniques.
2. Identify real-world problems that are well suited to data analysis.
3. Recognise, understand and appreciate techniques in business data analytics.

Know How & Skill Range
4. Model real world problems from a data analytics perspective. 5. Design and construct a data analytics workflow to solve a business problem.

Know How & Skill Selectivity
6. Identify and select appropriate data analysis techniques in a range of real-world contexts.
7. Manage a computer-based project throughout all stages of its lifecycle.

Competence Context
8. Apply best practice in the fields of business intelligence and data analytics.
9. Apply diagnostic skills in a range of data-focused contexts.
10. Communicate technical solutions in writing and orally in a business context.

Competence Learning to Learn
11. Locate and evaluate documentation and information through online research.
12. Assimilate new skills and techniques in computing through online learning.

Competence Insight
13. Recommend an appropriate course of action based on results from data analysis.

Full details of the course, including programme documentation, can be found at www.gmit.ie/business/certificate-business-analytics-springboard

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Peter Butler

Address

Graduate and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Phone

0858053691 Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

RPL Information

Recognised Prior Learning will be considered for applicants holding a Level 6 Higher Certifiate plus 3 years working experience.

Application Procedures

You must upload all of the required documents with your application to complete the application.