Certificate in Business in Business Analytics (Postgraduate) (Certificate in Business in Business Analytics (Postgraduate))

Waterford Institute of Technology (BGFIS)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Department of Graduate Business

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

lquirke@wit.ie

Phone

051834137

Address

Springboard Administrator
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/10/2020

Start Date

26/01/2021

End Date

10/12/2021

About this Course

The Certificate in Business Analytics is aimed at up-skilling candidates for a career as financial analyst/data analyst. It has been developed in response to demand from companies for specialist graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as econometrics, data modelling, business intelligence and advanced financial analysis and interpretation. This course will also enable existing employees to acquire key skills and competencies to help them progress their career and make a greater contribution in their workplace. This course will address the needs of several key stakeholders both nationally and regionally. It will enhance the pool of talent for employers whilst affording employees a valuable opportunity to upskill/reorient their career.

The Certificate in Business Analytics is part of a suite of awards that can lead to an MSc in Global Financial Information Systems GFIS) but is a validated award in its own right.

The delivery of the modules will take place at a time that suits the part-time cohort (evenings). The award will take one academic year to complete. The Certificate in Business Analytics brings together a number of data analysis modules from the Institutional module portfolio. The macro-economic need for the programme is well established. The National Skills Bulletin 2018 identified areas experiencing labour shortages including business intelligence, data analytics and financial analysts: these speak directly to the Certificate in Business Analytics.

The delivery method is innovative and challenging, consisting of lectures, ICT workshops, group work and presentations. Participants receive intensive practical training in key skills within data analysis. Participants use a wide range of software including SQL; Advanced Excel; Qlikview and SPSS. The programme is targeted at a broad range of potential applicants (business, IT, science and humanities graduates etc.) the entry criteria are broad although those students with quantitative/numerical skills would be considered more favourably.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for students to be accepted on the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics are as follows:

a)Applicants must hold at least a Level 8 qualification in
business/finance/economics/IT

b)Students holding a non-business/IT honours degree of the type
listed above are eligible to apply. However, this does not
guarantee entry to the programme, applicants may be considered for
interview/advising and short listing. Candidates that can display
strong numeracy skills will be considered more favourably.

c)Students without a Level 8 qualification may qualify under RPL as
per WIT academic guidelines on RPL.

d)International students must meet the WIT requirements for
postgraduates in IELTS or equivalent. This programme resides in the
School of Business (this is important when determining the
appropriate English language competency criteria to apply).

https://www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements

Long Description

The Certificate in Business Analytics is aimed at up-skilling candidates for a career as financial analyst/data analyst. It has been developed in response to demand from companies for specialist graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as econometrics, data modelling, business intelligence and advanced financial analysis and interpretation. This course will also enable existing employees to acquire key skills and competencies to help them progress their career and make a greater contribution in their workplace. This course will address the needs of several key stakeholders both nationally and regionally. It will enhance the pool of talent for employers whilst affording employees a valuable opportunity to upskill/reorient their career.

The Certificate in Business Analytics is part of a suite of awards that can lead to an MSc in Global Financial Information Systems GFIS) but is a validated award in its own right.

The delivery of the modules will take place at a time that suits the part-time cohort (evenings). The award will take one academic year to complete. The Certificate in Business Analytics brings together a number of data analysis modules from the Institutional module portfolio. The macro-economic need for the programme is well established. The National Skills Bulletin 2018 identified areas experiencing labour shortages including business intelligence, data analytics and financial analysts: these speak directly to the Certificate in Business Analytics.

The delivery method is innovative and challenging, consisting of lectures, ICT workshops, group work and presentations. Participants receive intensive practical training in key skills within data analysis. Participants use a wide range of software including SQL; Advanced Excel; Qlikview and SPSS. The programme is targeted at a broad range of potential applicants (business, IT, science and humanities graduates etc.) The entry criteria are broad although those students with quantitative/numerical skills would be considered more favourably.

Semester 1
Business Intelligence (BI)
Corporate Financial Interpretation

Semester 2
Data Modelling and Analytics
Econometrics

Why Choose This Course

The Certificate in Business Analytics is aimed at up-skilling candidates for a career as financial analyst/data analyst. The programme has been developed in response to demand from companies for specialist graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as econometrics, data modelling, business intelligence, advanced financial analysis and interpretation.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Data Analytics is part of a suite of awards that can lead to an MSc in Global Financial Information Systems . On completion of the programme graduates can progress to a career in financial data analyst.

Timetable Info

The programme will be delivered via blended delivery the student will be required to attend the WIT main campus, 2 evenigs per week 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays .

Delivery Location

WIT Main Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended and required to attend WIT 2 nights per week on the main WIT campus .

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Team

Email

springboard@wit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx

Application Procedures

To apply for a place on the Certificate in Business Analytics log onto www.springboardcourses.ie

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Certificate in Business in Business Analytics

Postgraduate

https://www.wit.ie/courses/certificate-in-data-analytics-postgraduate