Data Analytics for Business Certificate

The Programme

The Data Analytics for Business Certificate will provide learners with the key concepts of business data analytics and the fundamentals of data science. You will acquire a range of cutting-edge, practical data-based skills to enable you to prepare and analyse contemporary business problems within your organisation. In particular, you will learn how to deal with and manage Big Data simulations and apply the techniques to issues of relevance to you and your business. Moreover, you will be able to develop spreadsheet models using pivot tables and learn to apply Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) concepts to real business situations. You will also learn the basics of Machine Learning through coding in Python and SQL. Overall, this certificate is highly practical and underpinned by core analytical frameworks.

  • Duration

    One Semester

  • Next Start Date

    14th January 2019

  • Accrediting Body

    Galway Business School

  • Mode

    Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

Programme Learning Outcomes

This certificate will provide the learner with;

  • The ability to understand and  solve contemporary business problems within their organisation surrounding the area of Data Analytics
  • The keys concepts of Big Data and learn techniques on how to successfully manage it
  • The ability to code in programming languages such as Python, SOL and Visual Basic and learn the rules that govern all programming languages
  • Additional knowledge and skills in Excel so they can use pivot tables and manipulate statistical simulations
  • The skills to use statistical techniques within Data Analytics


"I really enjoyed the fact that classes at GBS are smaller - it’s great for interaction between teachers and students. I have just finished my degree and am now working for an American company." 

Sybille Sauer, GBS Graduate


Programme Content 

Introduction to Data Analytics

  • Making sense of Big Data 
  • Statistical Techniques for Data Analytics 
  • Statistical Simulations in Excel 
  • Programming in Python/SQL 

Business Data Analytics 

  • Using Pivot tables in Business 
  • Developing VBA Solutions 
  • Using VBA to analyse Big Data 
  • The Business Dashboard 

Course Structure and Award 

This certificate will be delivered two evening per week over an 8 week period. On completion of course you will receive a GBS Certificate in Data Analytics for Business. 

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Academic Career & Progression Routes

Students who complete this course are eligible to enrol on the Advanced Applications Programming and Data Analytics Certificate. Moreover, GBS offers a range of business certificates and degree programmes for both full-time (Day) and part-time (Evening) students. You will also be accepted to other higher education institutions upon successfully completion of the course.  

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Entry Requirements

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