Business Data Analytics Certificate in Galway, Ireland

The programme

Take the next step towards a career in data analysis.

With our Data Analytics for Business Certificate you will learn the key concepts of business data analytics and the fundamentals of data science.

Over the course of the eight-week programme, you will go through the main concepts associated with data analytics, how decision-makers use analytics to solve business problems, and how data analysts support businesses through modelling and communicating analysis to management teams.

  • Duration

    8 weeks

  • Next Start Date

    26th September 2022

  • Mode

    One evening / 2 hours per week
    Part-time Evening

  • Accrediting Body

    Galway Business School

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

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Why should I study a certificate in Data Analytics?

It’s simple. Data has become crucial to every company in every sector in every country.

Whether it’s a Silicon Valley giant like Google or Facebook using big data to develop automated algorithms or a medium-sized business in your hometown looking at product and marketing strategies, data underpins virtually all business activity.

Demand for data specialists who can effectively manage and analyse data on behalf of businesses has skyrocketed, and opportunities abound for qualified candidates all round the world, on a contract or permanent basis.

As far as future career choices go, it is as future proof as it gets, and a business data analysis course is the perfect start.

Our course is a comprehensive introduction to data analytics for business – designed to empower you to kickstart a fruitful and rewarding career.

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.

You will learn:

  • How to deal with and manage Big Data simulations
  • How to apply the techniques to issues of relevance to you and your business
  • How to develop spreadsheet models using pivot tables
  • How to apply Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) concepts to real business situations
  • The basics of Machine Learning through coding in Python and SQL

Who is the certificate in Data Analytics for Business for?

Our business data analytics certification programme is perfect for you if:

  • You are looking to pursue a career in data analysis or data science
  • You are a non-technical manager or executive looking to develop your understanding of and ability to use data analytics
  • You require comprehensive training in data for business and how it can be used to improve business performance and create sustainable business value

Module learning outcomes

This certificate will provide you with:

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

Programme content

Over the eight weeks of the programme, you will study the following modules:

Introduction to Data AnalyticsBusiness Data Analytics
Making sense of Big DataUsing Pivot tables in business
Statistical Techniques for Data AnalyticsDeveloping VBA solutions
Statistical simulations in ExcelUsing VBA to analyse Big Data
Programming in Python/SQLThe Business Dashboard

Course structure and award

This certificate will be delivered over two evenings every week for eight weeks.

On completion of the course you will receive a Galway Business School Certificate in Data Analytics for Business.

At Galway Business School you can choose a programme structure that suits you:

Full-time courses

Part-time courses

Short certificate courses

Career opportunities and progression routes

Students who complete this course are eligible to enrol on the Advanced Applications Programming and Data Analytics Certificate.

You will also be ready to apply to other higher education institutions upon successfully completion of the course.

Business data analytics certification will boost your qualifications to work for a range of job positions across many industries. This certificate is also a great way to progress in your career as it can help you earn salary increments and job promotions within your organisation.

Entry requirements

This is a direct entry programme and you will be accepted on the programme through a combination of secondary school results and work experience.

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