Advances in technology and the proliferation of connected devices allow capturing and processing of prolific amounts of data about internal operations and the external world. This creates tremendous new business potential, even in traditional sectors. But what should leaders do to discover and unlock this potential? The Diploma in Data and Analytics program focuses on what leaders need to know to lead the creation of significant growth and new business. It centers on the unfolding paradigm of the data imperative and covers the core technologies and management principles needed to strive and grow business.
The Diploma in Data and Analytics program is aimed at company leaders who want to understand how data and analytics can help them lead the identification and growth of new business opportunities. It goes beyond the traditional approach of increasing the skills that an individual data analyst needs and incremental improvement of business. Instead, the program provides an advanced executive level understanding of the unfolding paradigm and technologies and methods related to data and analytics. Building on this understanding, participants learn through business frameworks, case examples, project work, and other tools how to discover, grow, and lead new kinds of business, and how to transform the old.
The program goes beyond the traditional approach of increasing the skills that an individual data analyst needs. Instead, it provides an advanced executive level understanding of the nature and role of data and analytics and the tools used with them to create and grow business.
The program includes both the key technological and technical aspects and the key business aspects that a leader needs to know when developing and building a data and analytics intensive business.
As part of the program, participants undertake a project where they put to work what they have learned and create a plan to grow a new business or transform an existing one. They can freely select the topic, guided individually by the program faculty.
After the program you will better understand data and analytics related methods and technology. Further, understanding the unfolding paradigm will allow you to make sense of things and connect the dots. This, combined with the other frameworks you learn, will allow you to discover and exploit new opportunities and improve and increase your business. In addition to improving your business acumen to discover and drive growth, your ability to communicate with others will increase – whether with your own team, stakeholders, vendors, or customers. You will be able to ask better questions and make better suggestions and decisions about business-critical matters.
Ideal for top management, especially CEOs, Business Area Leaders, New Business Development Leaders, and others who are keen on growing their business. Particularly suitable for growth-oriented companies. No technology background required.
Contents and Schedule
The Diploma in Data and Analytics program centers on the unfolding paradigm of the data imperative and covers the core technologies and management principles needed to strive and grow within it. It covers the essentials of data and analysis, followed by an advanced data and analysis section tailored for executives.
Participants will learn to understand key technologies, how these technologies are interconnected, and the potential implications of developments on these technologies. Building on this understanding, participants learn through business frameworks, case examples, and other tools, how to discover, grow, and lead new kinds of business, and how to transform the old.
The program takes an executive perspective, highlighting the aspects that are most important from a strategic and company decision-making perspective. The program comprises lectures, case examples, group work, discussion, and a project.