Core modules 1 & 2

Analytics for Business

Quantitative analysis of business data provides a key skill for success in the modern, data rich business environment. This module focuses on some of the most widely used techniques, related to data summary and sampling. The intention is not only to equip you with the practical skills to implement the necessary techniques, but to acquire the skills of discretion in choice of appropriate method and clarity in the interpretation of the output from such methods and extraction of the information of most importance to the business decision maker.

Learning outcomes

  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Sampling and Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Regression - Model Building
  • Regression – Inference

Accounting & Financial Reporting

Enables you to read and understand financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of changes in shareholders’ equity) as this is a fundamental skill for an effective manager in today’s business environment. Provides you with an understanding of the content, application and analysis of published financial reports and those prepared for internal management information purposes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Accounting as an information system
  • The main financial statements
  • A basic framework for the analysis of published financial reports
  • Financial information for management decision making