Diploma in Big Data for Business (September 2021)

Dublin Business School (BCE07BDB_1P09)
Key Programme Details
Award

Level 7 Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

springboard@dbs.ie

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

Phone

01 4177500

Address

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier St
Dublin 2

Important Dates
Application Deadline

14/10/2021

Start Date

27/09/2021

End Date

25/07/2022

About this Course

Skills Ireland estimated that there would be a significant demand for Big Data/Analytics roles beyond 2025. Data roles are in high demand across multiple sectors and there are plenty of opportunities to choose from at the moment. Vacancies hardest to fill will be, deep analytical talent, supporting technology and big data savvy roles. In the latest EGFSN report, "Digital Transformation: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on Ireland's workforce", big data and analytics are identified as the role of innovation accelerations. "The demand for data capturing, management and analysis technologies continues to increase with the growing digitalisation efforts in enterprises and the increasing number of data producers". Big Data is one of the fastest growing areas of computing and Ireland has become the European data centre location of choice for world leaders including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, MSN and Adobe, and is now poised to become a global cloud centre of excellence. The management of data is big business now, and it will continue to grow as long as more and more devices, technologies and services harvest more and more information from society.The proposed programme prepares participants by providing them with the skills and competencies required to work in a range of big data and analytics savvy roles. Specific skills that the participants will garner are -conceptual knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills -Business strategy and management skills -Project management -Social media technologies/Digital Media tools and of course Data management and analytics skills. This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end‐to‐end covering a range of Big Data topics. The programme aims to develop learners' knowledge of the theory and practice of Big Data for Business necessary for them to secure employment and perform in the areas of Data analytics in business.

Entry Requirements

Holders of a Level 6 NFQ award or equivalent OR Applications without this will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (RPL).

Priority will be given to business, maths, science, engineering,management graduates.



















Long Description

Skills Ireland estimated that there would be a significant demand for Big Data/Analytics roles beyond 2025. Data roles are in high demand across multiple sectors and there are plenty of opportunities to choose from at the moment. Vacancies hardest to fill will be, deep analytical talent, supporting technology and big data savvy roles. In the EGFSN December 2018 report, "Digital Transformation: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on Ireland's workforce", big data and analytics are identified as the role of innovation accelerations. "The demand for data capturing, management and analysis technologies continues to increase with the growing digitalisation efforts in enterprises and the increasing number of data producers". Big Data is one of the fastest growing areas of computing and Ireland has become the European data centre location of choice for world leaders including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, MSN and Adobe, and is now poised to become a global cloud centre of excellence. The management of data is big business now, and it will continue to grow as long as more and more devices, technologies and services harvest more and more information from society.The proposed programme prepares participants by providing them with the skills and competencies required to work in a range of big data and analytics savvy roles. Specific skills that the participants will garner are -conceptual knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills -Business strategy and management skills -Project management -Social media technologies/Digital Media tools and of course Data management and analytics skills. This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end‐to‐end covering a range of Big Data topics. The programme aims to develop learners' knowledge of the theory and practice of Big Data for Business necessary for them to secure employment and perform in the areas of Data analytics in business.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the programme, graduates would typically take up roles as:

Business Analysts

Data Governance Manager

Data warehouse architects

Data Analysts

Functional Managers

CIO's

Market Research Analysts

DBS fully recognises the importance of job readiness to the Springboard+ participant and has put in place since 2013 an integrated and comprehensive Personal and Professional Development Service titled Jump Start Your Career. This intensive programme covers every aspect of the job hunting process and has greatly assisted Springboard+ participants with their job search activities and preparation for employment. All initiatives under the programme focus on facilitating the transition from higher education to employment.

A suite of careers motivation, self-confidence and job ready workshops will be delivered and timetabled for students. Additional sessions will be scheduled to include:



CV Preparation, Interview Skills & Techniques & Job searching tools

One-to-One sessions

Individual coaching & feedback, Review of experience and progress & Candidate/Employment matching process

Out of hours one-to-one consultations, with evening appointments, will also be offered to programme participants who are unable to attend during the day.

DBS will offer strong assessment processes and feedback tools to assist in one-to-one sessions in training on behavioural competencies style, career match aptitudes that will enhance significantly the career guidance, personal development, employer engagement and interview skills in order to maximise the work placement and employment opportunities.

Significant emphasis will be placed on building communication and interpersonal confidence and skills to demonstrate own value to employer. Each participant will have access to a careers coach/mentor to support the candidate/placement matching and placement process with potential employers.
DBS also provides extensive networking opportunities for Springboard students and liaises with external partners to enhance career progression for its learners.

DBS has extensive engagement with industry and in addition to companies who have pledged interests of placements. It has over 1,150 employers on its database and active engagement with 2,727 DBS Alumni all of whom are being contacted to offer work experience opportunities to Springboard Students.

Timetable Info

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Delivery Location

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier St
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

DBS aims to give you the best possible campus and blended learning experience. All classes for 2021/22 will be taught on a hybrid learning basis. This means you will be on campus for some classes and other classes will be online. Your timetable will be available once you register for the programme and will advise you of which classes are on campus and which classes will be taken online. You may choose to take all online should you wish.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

springboard@dbs.ie

Address

Admissions@dbs.ie

Phone

01 4177500

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

RPL Information

Applicants who do not have a Level 6 qualification may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

Application Procedures

DBS Application Procedure

Please note it is extremely important that you use only one email address when you register with Springboard. This email address which you use to log into springboard must match the email address that you put on your Springboard application form. If it is different it will cause confusion through the application process and you may end up missing any email communication from Springboard.
All documentation in relation to your application should be emailed to:
springboard@dbs.ie or admissions@dbs.ie
Documents required are as follows:
1. Transcripts of Results for all relevant qualifications listed in your application. Please also ensure you send us a copy of any certification you would have received from these qualifications. A Diploma Supplement will also suffice and it must contact a breakdown of all subjects taken for the duration of the course.

2. For applicants who do not meet the entry requirements or have a non-cognate qualification, we would require an up-to-date CV which includes all aspects of your career to date, employed, unemployed or returner etc.

3. A copy of your current passport or driver’s licence.

4. Non-EU applicants will be required to provide a copy of their GNIB card showing a Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM. You will need to provide us with evidence of your first Stamp 4 Visa and your current Stamp 4.

5. For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

6. Verification of Status Required:

• In Employment - please provide a recently dated letter from your current employer on headed paper, signed and dated.
• Returner - Please provide a letter signed by the Commissioner for Oaths confirming your current status. A form to complete the process is available here: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2019).pdf
• Department of Social Protection - Please provide a recently dated letter confirming that you are on the live register detailing which payment you are in receipt of or a letter confirming that you are signing for social insurance contribution credits.
• Previously Self Employed - A letter from your accountant or revenue confirming that your business is no longer trading.

7. For applicants who do not meet the entry requirements of a particular programme but may possess relevant professional work experience, may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures. Individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures. A personal statement will need to be completed and submitted (approx. 300 words) detailing what has motivated you to apply for this particular programme and how you believe it will fit into your career objectives.
Please note an interview may be required to assess your suitability for the course.

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DBS Springboard+ Programmes

For more information on these Springboard programmes please visit our website below

https://www.dbs.ie/course/springboard/diploma-in-big-data-for-business


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