Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Data Analytics for Business (Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Data Analytics for Business)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details

Postgraduate Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Full Time

ECTS Credits



Business Studies

General Information

Dr Colette Henry





School of Business and Humanities


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About this Course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Data Analytics for Business is a conversion programme providing graduates with a set of critical and highly employable skills in data analytics, strategic management and leadership. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals and principles of data analytics, and will be provided with a comprehensive toolkit to communicate with data owners, frame data problems and realise business value. Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be able to: apply advanced concepts and techniques relating to data analytics, strategic management and leadership; critically evaluate multiple sources of business and management data; make informed decisions on complex management and functional areas to help boost a business's growth potential, performance and competitiveness; and carry out a 'Adding Value' Data Analytics (DA) project for an organisation.

This programme requires 12 hours of class attendance per week: 9 hours delivered on-site at DkIT, and 3 hours delivered on-line. Delivery incorporates interactive workshops and seminars, guest speakers, industry panels, company visits, and flexible on-line discussion forums and engagement exercises. The programme comprises six 10 credit modules delivered over two semesters, including a 'Adding Value' DA module where participants choose between a work-placement or work-based project to help their assigned business boost performance. Assessment is based 100% on course work through a range of individual and team assignments, case analyses, presentations, on-line simulations, e-portfolios and the 'Adding Value' work-project/work-placement. This is a one year, full-time, high-level re-skilling conversion programme aimed at non-technical graduates. Applicants will require a level 8 qualification (2:2) in any discipline.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will require a level 8 degree in any discipline (minimum 2:2). Suitable candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the programme based on other qualifications and/or work experience. In such cases, the Institute's RPL policy will be applied.

DkIT recognizes that knowledge, skills and competencies can be acquired from a range of learning experiences, including formal and informal. Through its RPL policy, the Institute commits to giving appropriate recognition to all relevant learning, irrespective of mode or place of learning. The focus of the RPL process is on the outcomes rather than the process of learning. RPL candidates will need to demonstrate the appropriate academic level of their learning and, where relevant, produce evidence of practical skills.

Delivery Location

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Delivery Notes


Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr Tim McCormac


Research and Graduate Studies Office
Dundalk Institute of Technology