Data Analysis for Management 0nline Certificate Course


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Program Description


Equip yourself with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand, interpret and communicate data in order to make better decisions and give your organisation a competitive advantage. Guided by LSE experts, this eight-week course helps you understand how data-driven models can inform evidence-based decision-making and strategy. Explore ways you can extract business insights from data and predict future trends.

On completion of this online certificate course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The tools to analyse, interpret and communicate data effectively
  • The ability to assess the reliability and validity of data to extract business insights
  • The techniques to motivate data-driven decisions confidently in your organisation
  • The ability to use Tableau to analyse and present data with impact

Course structure

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is collaborating with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., to create a new class of learning experience – one that is engaging, collaborative, and accessible. Take advantage of the part-time learning model (7–10 hours per week) and the support of a Success Manager, as you earn an LSE certificate of competence.

Through a diverse collection of learning resources, you’ll gain an understanding of how data-driven models can inform managerial strategy and decision-making. You’ll develop Tableau data visualisation and reporting skills, and complete a capstone project demonstrating your ability to analyse and communicate data insights. Modules are released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning.

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Decision-making under uncertainty
  • Data visualisation and descriptive statistics
  • Quantifying risk through probability
  • Data integrity and statistical inference
  • Evidence-based decisions
  • Understanding the causes of things
  • Time series forecasting
  • Delivering insights through storytelling

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Who will benefit?

This course will appeal to professionals from any sector interested in enhancing their qualitative skills and ability to make more informed contributions to corporate decision-making and strategy.

How to register

There are no registration fees or academic prerequisites for this online course. It’s available to working professionals, regardless of location, academic study, or work experience. However, in order to complete a course, you’ll need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet, as well as a PDF Reader. You may need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and read and create documents in Microsoft Word or Excel. Numerical and computer literacy will be advantageous.

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This course is presented entirely online, in collaboration with the leader in online education GetSmarter. View the Data Analysis for Management online certificate course to find out about upcoming course dates, the course price, and more.

Download your prospectus to find out more about this online certificate course.

Will I have the time?

GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course is broken up into weekly, manageable modules, with incremental deadlines, devised to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the flexibility to work when it suits you best. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals, track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

If you have any queries, please contact:

+44 2038 568 850

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), one of the foremost social science universities in the world, seeks to improve society by addressing real-world issues and understanding the ... Read More

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), one of the foremost social science universities in the world, seeks to improve society by addressing real-world issues and understanding the causes of things. Using a dynamic and diverse approach to learning, LSE provides cutting-edge research and works with renowned academic experts. Read less
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