Data Analytics Certificate in Galway, Ireland

The Programme

The Certificate in Data Analytics for Business will provide you with the key concepts of business data analytics and the fundamentals of data science. 

During the eight weeks, you will go through the main concepts associated with data analytics and how decision makers use analytics to formulate and support them in solving business problems and communicating that analysis to a management team.

  • Duration

    8 weeks

  • Start Dates

    22 September 2020

  • Accrediting Body

    Galway Business School

  • Mode

    Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

Why should I study a Certificate in Data Analytics?

Data is crucial to every company and every manager in all sectors.

Multinational companies around the world such as Google or Facebook are using complex data analytics to manage the sheer volume of big data that they possess. That means there is a huge demand for data specialists who can effectively manage the data on their behalf, working either on a contract or permanent basis. 

This course is a comprehensive beginner’s guide and will allow you to kick start a fruitful and rewarding career in Data Analytics for business. 

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 
  • how to apply the techniques to issues of relevance to you and your business. 
  • you will be able to develop spreadsheet models using pivot tables 
  • you will 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

Who is the Certificate in Data Analytics for Business for?

The Certificate in Data Analytics for Business is designed for non-technical managers and executives. It will suit individuals who need a comprehensive understanding of data in business.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of data analytics and how it can be used to improve business performance and create sustainable business value.

Programme 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 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 you can use pivot tables and manipulate statistical simulations
  • The skills to use statistical techniques within Data Analytics

Programme content 

During the eight weeks, you will study the following modules:

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

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 evenings per week over an 8 week period. 

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

Career opportunities & progression routes

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

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

The Certificate in Data Analytics for Business will boost up 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 helps put you in line to demand for salary increments and job promotions from your organisation.

Entry requirements

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

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