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Certificate in Business Analytics

Certificate in Business Analytics - SPRINGBOARD+

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 

GA_BANAG_N08

Location: Online

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply through www.springboardcourses.ie

Entry Requirements: A Level 8 qualification under the National Framework of Qualifications, in any discipline.

Credits: 35

Places: 30

Fee: 

Free to unemployed applicants. €350 for employed applicants.

See "Am I Eligible" section of www.springboardcourses.ie for more detail on eleigibility,

Why Study?

  • A conversion course for graduates of Level 7 programmes in any discipline.
  • Learn the skills to work as a Business Analyst.
  • Includes learning to use MS SQL to extract data from databases.
  • Has been running for several years under the Springboard+ programme.

NOTE: This course is now closed for applications.

If approved under Springboard+ 2021, it will open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie in May/ June 2021.

The next start date (if approved) would be January 2022.

Please monitor the www.springboardcourses.ie and www.hea.ie website for updates from Wk1 May onwards.

Programme Modules

Database Design and Development - download module details INFO08007 (PDF)

Business Analytics - download module details INFO08023 (PDF)

Statistics for Business Analytics - download module details STAT08012 (PDF)

Decision Theory and Data Visualisation - download module details BUST08025 (PDF)

Post Relational Databases - download module details COMP08057 (PDF)

Business Intelligence  - download module details BUST08027 (PDF)

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this programme you will be able to:

  • Have knowledge in the following areas: Data analysis: gathering, cleansing, processing, exploring and modelling. Principles of Statistics: probability, modelling, regression, quantitative techniques.
  • Identify real-world problems that are well suited to data analysis.
  • Recognise, understand and appreciate techniques in business data analytics.
  • Model real world problems from a data analytics perspective.
  • Design and construct a data analytics workflow to solve a business problem.
  • Identify and select appropriate data analysis techniques in a range of real-world contexts.  
  • Manage a computer-based project throughout all stages of its lifecycle.
  • Apply best practice in the fields of business intelligence and data analytics.
  • Apply diagnostic skills in a range of data-focused contexts.
  • Communicate technical solutions in writing and orally in a business context.
  • Locate and evaluate documentation and information through online research.
  • Assimilate new skills and techniques in computing through online learning.
  • Recommend an appropriate course of action based on results from data analysis.

Syllabus: 

Full program documentation for this course can be downloaded here - download full program documentation (PDF) 

Follow-on Studies: 

The Certificate in Business Analytics is a 35 credit Minor Award within the 60 credit Higher Diploma in Business Analytics, which may also be available under www.springboardcourses.ie 

Essential Information: 

Course Start Date:

January 2022 if approved under Springboard+2021- check www.springboardcourses.ie for actual start date

 

Delivery Method:

Fully online with recorded lectures, followed by online discussion groups with the lecturers

 

Application Process:

Applications must be made through www.springboardcourses.ie

 

The Springboard+ Programme is operated by the Higher Education Authority on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills and is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme 2021-2027.

What is Business Analytics?

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Contact Us

Peter Butler
Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo INstitute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway 

Phone
085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Email: springboard@gmit.ie

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2021-2027