Higher Diploma in Business Analytics (Higher Diploma in Business Analytics)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (HDipBusAnalytics)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in Business Analytics

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

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

14/08/2020

Start Date

18/01/2021

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

The Higher Diploma in Business Analytics is a conversion course for graduates of Level 8 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.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is to hold a Level 8 Degree. A Recognised Prior Learning process will be offered to those holding a Level 7 Degree with 3 years of relevant work experience, to bring them to the entry requirement of holding a Level 8 Degree.

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:

Database Design and Development 5ECTS: Introduction to database design and development techniques, schemas, relational tables, queries. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Post-relational Databases 5 ECTS: Study of Databases that are appropriate for the modelling, design and operation of a Big Data environment. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Statistics for Business Analytics 5 ECTS: Introduction to statistical and analytical techniques which underpin business analytics. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Business Analytics 5 ECTS: Tools for data-driven activities of a business to draw inferences/make calculated decisions. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Business Intelligence 5 ECTS: Analytics tools and business intelligence methodologies to build solutions for decision-making. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Decision Theory & Data Visualisation 5 ECTS: Decision theories, tools and data analytical and visualisation methods. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Professional Practice (work placement) 5 ECTS: Application of knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in a relevant work-place setting. Already completed in the Certificate in Business Analytics.


These following modules, when added to the above modules from the Certificate in Business Analytics, make up the Higher Diploma in Business Analytics:

Cloud Infrastructure & Enterprise Services 5 ECTS: Cloud computing fundamentals, infrastructure components, service management activities and security.
Programming and Scripting 10 ECTS: Introduction to automating computer tasks & problem solving using scripting languages.
Information Systems Development 5 ECTS: Design, development and application of information systems.
Business Information Systems Analysis 5 ECTS: Databases for modelling, design and operation in a big data environment.

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

peter.butler@gmit.ie

RPL Information

See entry criteria

Application Procedures

Applicant must upload the required documentation to complete their application.