Living in the information age, data has become fundamental to our daily routines. As more aspects of our lives become influenced by technology, the masses of data grow bigger and bigger. Organisations need to be able to sift through this data in order to derive meaningful insights that can support better business decision-making.
This course provides an understanding of data analytics, in particular around topics such as data analytics techniques, types of data, business intelligence, data warehousing and advanced analytics such as predictive and prescriptive analytics. The course will allow you to acquire additional skills and tools, such as using MS Excel for data analysis and to understand where advanced analytics tools fit in, to prepare you for a career in the information age.
Dr Budree spent over a decade in the corporate world in various management roles for multinational organisations in information systems, data analytics, strategic planning and market insights and research. He has also consulted in both the public and private sectors in South Africa and abroad.
Dr Budree’s research areas are business intelligence, data analytics, ICT for development, e-commerce and design thinking. He has published in conferences and journals across the world. He currently chairs the E-commerce Forum Africa. Dr Budree has served as a guest lecturer, for Hochschule Neu-Ulm in Germany on their MBA programme, as well as for the postgraduate information systems programme in business intelligence and data analytics at the University of the Western Cape.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.