Business Data Analysis | QQI Level 7

The programme

This short semester course will enhance your ability to apply data analysis in a business environment. Our Business Data Analysis course is available in partnership with Shannon Chamber Skillnet through Skills Connect Initiative.

So, what is data analysis?

In simple words, data analysis is the process of collecting and organizing data in order to draw helpful conclusions from it. The process of data analysis uses analytical and logical reasoning to gain information from the data.

You’ll analyse the strategic importance of business data analytical techniques used in a modern business environment. You’ll analyse data arising from a variety of channels such as marketing, digital marketing, sales, human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), finance and research and development (R&D).

  • Duration

    13 weeks

  • Next Start Date

    4th October 2021

  • Mode

    One evening / 2 hours per week

  • ECTS


  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 7

  • Accrediting Body

    GBS & Quality and Qualifications Ireland
    Special Purpose Award

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

This course is currently offered through the Skills Connect Initiative

This course is free for:

  • Individuals who are currently in receipt of PUP or TWSS payments
  • Individuals currently unemployed or who became unemployed as a result of COVID-19
  • Individuals who are not in employment and not in receipt of welfare payments

Please book via Shannon Chamber Skillnet

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This course is currently offered through the Skills Connect Initiative. This course is subsidized for:

  • Employed individuals
  • Shannon Chamber of Commerce Members 
  • Non-members

Please book via Shannon Chamber Skillnet

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Who is this for?

In the modern workplace, it’s crucial to know how to analyse, synthesize, and tell stories with data. This course if for you if:

  • You are interested in understanding the actions that help managers make strategic decisions
  • You want to understand how to achieve major goals and solve complex problems in business environment
  • You are looking to develop transferable skills for the workplace
  • You want to make data-driven decisions that help your organization grow and prosper.

The main purpose of data analysis is to find meaning in data so that the derived knowledge can be used to make informed decisions. Businesses today need individuals capable to use reflective thinking techniques to critically evaluate business problems and develop viable problem solving and decision making.

Module Learning Outcomes

Trying to find the cause of a problem in your business? Data can help, but sometimes knowing how to interpret and explore it can be intimidating.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply appropriate software tools and instruments required for business data analysis
  • Demonstrate the use of quantitative and statistical methodologies applied in prediction and forecasting
  • Visualize and communicate data analysis with charts and graphs
  • Demonstrate how data is created, stored, accessed, and how a business organization works with data

What to expect

The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, the focus of which will be on methods that encourage active learner engagement, critical thinking, and practical application.

You will be required to actively participate through class debates and contribute to small group discussions that will ensure continuous learning and review.

Course Structure

The Business Data Analysis module is part of our Bachelor of Business Level 7 degree.

This module is an 13-week part-time programme and it’s delivered part time in a flexible manner through online learning to allow people to gain important skills without taking a considerable period away from the labour market and family life.

Part-time classes will run once per week for 2 hours.

Entry requirements

This course is free when booked with Shannon Chamber Skillnet.

Applicants under 23 need a Leaving Certificate with 5 passes or a QQI Level 6 equivalent.

Applicants over the age of 23 can apply on the basis of age and experience. Galway Business School also has an active RPL policy.

Career opportunities and progression routes

Business data analysis 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.

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