Diploma in Business Analytics

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

Course overview

Organisations require people who are equipped with a particular set of analytical skills and who also understand business and technology. The Diploma in Business Analytics will provide its students with these skills and as graduates of this course you will be able to:

  • carry out effective data analysis utilising descriptive and inferential statistics within a business context using the appropriate software;
  • solve real business problems using generally accepted practices in the field of business analytics;
  • communicate effectively the results of data analysis to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • apply analytical thinking techniques, communication, and interaction skills to support decision making and address business
  • requirements.

'The Dip in Business Analytics in NUI Galway brings together the competencies that are required for an end-to-end understanding of how analytics is applied in the market and will provide students with technical, business and data management skills required to become analytics professionals.’

Edel Lynch, Managing Director - Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre, Dublin

Key facts

Entry requirements

This programme is open to applicants who hold a NQAI Level 8 qualification (minimum) or equivalent. It is a conversion diploma aimed at re-skilling graduates.

Duration: 1 year

Next start date: September 2013

Awards: Diploma in Business Analytics

Course outline

This programme places a great emphasis on applied learning. In addition to lectures, participants will attend workshops where they will be trained in using specialised software required in the role of a business analyst. Participants will acquire technical skills in
business intelligence software (SAP and advanced MS Excel), statistical analysis software (R), programming ( Java), and database management. Through assignments and additional workshops, participants will gain experience in teamwork, leadership, and effective business communication.

Applications and selections

Springboard Funded 2013

This programme has been approved by the Springboard programme for entry in the 2013/14 academic year with the waiver of programme fees.  This course is suitable for job-seekers who want to attain a qualification while actively seeking employment.  Students may retain their social protection supports while participating on this programme.

For further information and application, check out www.springboardcourses.ie 


Find out more

Dr. Eoin Whelan

Business Information Systems Group
Cairnes School of Business & Economics

E: eoin.whelan@nuigalway.ie

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €3,950 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €4,450 p.a. 2015/16

Springboard-eligible applicants should apply via the Springboard courses website