Diploma in Data Analytics and Strategy

The impact of data on real business challenges is extensive. This brand new, innovative and specially developed programme meets the needs of an increasingly data-driven world, and will fast track your career to becoming a strategic thinking data leader in your organisation with the practical skills required.

Following extensive consultation with members, Chartered Accountants Ireland will be providing professional development programmes and courses in online formats only until 31 December 2020, after which date the situation will be reviewed.

At a glance
Start date Commenced 16 September 2020, next intake Spring 2021
Registration: Spring 2021, details coming soon 
Duration Five months
Format Distance learning only
 Fees Autumn 2020 fees;
Member fee: €3,365
Other professionals: €3,735
You may be eligible for 25% funding from IFS Skillnet (find out more)
 Assessment Assignment one (after module one)
Assignment two (after module four)
Presentation (after module six)

Why should you study this programme?

The Diploma in Data Analytics and Strategy has been developed based on research of the key skills required of those working business who would like to be able to add value to their organisation through increased knowledge of data, strategy, governance and analysis.

You will develop key data problem solving skills, including hands-on data analysis skills using a number of different software solutions, as well as learning how to visualise results. In addition, you will gain the skills to enable you to effectively story tell with data. These will empower you on your personal journey to understand, analyse and add value to your organisation through data.

Who is this programme for?

The Diploma in Data Analytics and Strategy is designed for participants from business backgrounds and does not require any pre-existing expertise with data analytics or strategy. Participants who take the programme would typically be seeking to obtain a practical level of knowledge to enable them to support and develop their organisation, as well as their own practical data analysis skills.

Content overview

Across the six modules, this programme combines theory with a very practical hands-on focus to boost your understanding of data and how to provide valuable data insights to your organisation. We focus on the key skills required of C-suite leaders and partners to best equip you with leadership ability and status. 

On successful completion of this programme, participants will:

  • understand the key elements of deriving business value from data;
  • be able to apply their data analysis skills to provide delivery of insights;
  • learn the vital practical skills around presenting data analysis and solutions to stakeholders

Unsure if this programme is right for you?

Contact us and we can arrange a call with one of our team to advise you.