Hibernia College has launched a new Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Business Data Analytics. Embracing the three pillars of business analytics, technology and data science, the programme is tailored to support the career development of the modern data professional. The programme has been developed in response to the growing number of career opportunities arising in the field of data analytics in Ireland and overseas — and the challenge employers face sourcing qualified personnel with the required skill set.
The programme will commence in Autumn 2022 with applications open until 3 August. There are a limited number of funded places available. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Flexible Programme for Current and Aspiring Data Professionals
The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Business Data Analytics is a one-year 60-credit NFQ Level 9 flexible blended learning programme that runs for three 12-week semesters between September and June. Average weekly class time totals 10 hours. Live webinars, face-to-face tutorials and laboratory tasks will be scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students will meet each other and their lecturers/tutors face-to-face at a venue at least once during each module. There will also be additional on-demand learning where students will be required to complete additional readings, practical work and assignments. An estimate of the total weekly time requirement is 30 hours. The programme is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).
Hibernia College has partnered with The Analytics Institute, Ireland’s professional membership organisation for the data science and analytics industry. The Analytics Institute will coordinate a 12-week work placement for students with its 120+ member organisations.
There are a number of free or 90% funded places available for eligible participants, supported by the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 fund. Details on eligibility criteria can be found here. Eligible applicants can apply through the Springboard+ application.
Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria for fee remission will also be considered as long as they meet the academic criteria. Such applicants will pay the full programme fee.
Preparing Future Leaders in Data and Business
The goal of the programme is to prepare a talented, highly-qualified cohort of work-ready graduates through the deployment of a carefully crafted range of targeted academic and industry-focused activities. Programme Director Dr Catherine Mulwa shares, “The central aim of this programme is to ensure that our graduates will develop as reflective, critical thinkers who are academically strong, skilled in data analytics and technology-empowered”.
The programme design is informed by data and analytics thought leaders from higher education and industry and will cover areas such as data science, probability modelling, statistical data analysis and essential industry skills such as applied business analytics and effecting successful projects.
This programme is for those who wish to pursue a career in areas related to data analysis and business intelligence. It will support anyone seeking to either upskill or reskill with a view to forging a career path within the data analytics industry, which was established over 20 years ago and is now undergoing rapid growth with the advent of new technologies such as data mining and machine learning.
Have further questions about applying to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Business Data Analytics? Feel free to contact our Enrolment Advisors at (01) 661 0168 (option 2) or DataAnalytics@hiberniacollege.net.