This short semester course will enhance your ability to apply data analysis in a business environment. Our Business Data Analysis course is free under the Springboard scheme.
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).
2nd February 2021
Continuous Assessment & Exam
National Framework of Qualifications Level 7
IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent
GBS & Quality and Qualifications Ireland
In the modern workplace, it’s crucial to know how to analyse, synthesize, and tell stories with data. This course if for you if:
The main purpose of data analysis is to find meaning in data so that the derived knowledge can be used to make informed decisions. Business today need individuals capable to use reflective thinking techniques to critically evaluate business problems and develop viable problem solving and decision making.
This course is offered through the Springboard initiative. This course is free for eligible jobseekers, returners, carers and those who are formerly self-employed and offered at a significantly subsidised rate (90%) to eligible applicants in employment via the Higher Education Authority Springboard+ initiative.
Read more about the Springboard scheme here.
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:
Data analytics is used in business to help organizations make better business decisions. Whether it’s market research, product research, positioning, customer reviews, segment analysis, or any other issue for which data exists, analysing data will provide insights that organizations need in order to make the right choices.
Data-driven businesses make decisions based on data, which means they can be more confident that their actions will bring success since there is data to support them.
This free Springboard Business Data Analysis course will take through why data analysis is important for businesses and how to make data analysis more efficient for your organisation.
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.
The focus of this free Springboard course is to provide a skills-focused response to employment issues arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to increase the employment prospects of our graduates.
You’ll be able to make an effective contribution to improving business performance and competitiveness by being able to analyse data. By taking up this course, you will:
The Business Data Analysis module is part of our Bachelor of Business Level 7 degree.
This module is an 18-week part-time programme and it’s delivered part time in a flexible manner through blended or 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 typically run once per week for 2 hours and here is a breakdown of the total hours.
Classroom and demonstrations
Directed e-learning (hours)
Independent learning (hours)
Total effort (hours)
This course is free under the Springboard course initiative.
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.
You will be asked to provide the following documents at the application stage:
Applicants who wish to apply for the part-time programmes must contact Galway Business School directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After completing this module, you can progress on to a career in business or management in SMEs or multinational organisations. You can continue your studies through our Bachelor of Business programme where you would be exempted from this module within the degree course.
Galway Business School has a proven track record of delivering flexible short part-time courses over the past 20 years. Our promise is that you'll experience a friendly and welcoming student-centred learning environment with a commitment to supporting you as you embark upon a lifelong learning journey. Our expert lecturers will mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge and practical work experience to achieve your goals.
Browse all our Springboard courses here.