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Certificate in Business Analytics

Certificate in Business Analytics - SPRINGBOARD+

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 


Location: Online

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply through

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

Credits: 35

Places: 30


Free to unemployed applicants. €350 for employed applicants.

See "Am I Eligible" section of 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 in May/ June 2021.

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

Please monitor the and 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.


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 

Essential Information: 

Course Start Date:

January 2022 if approved under Springboard+2021- check 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


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

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


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