This course has been designed to enable participants to manage the development and exploitation of business analytics capabilities within their organisation, including the exploration and analysis of data, as well as the application of data analytics in strategy and decision-making. Participants will gain an understanding of Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Big Data as applicable in an organisational context.

Without the insight and clarity of focus that comes from data, organisations miss the opportunity to thrive in their chosen field. Data can help in dealing with ongoing change by gaining a deeper understanding of external and internal success factors.

Organisations can develop greater responsiveness and adaptability by using data to create a shared understanding of opportunities, threats and actions among staff and external stakeholders. The lack of analytics capability can be a costly and time-expensive exercise that limits results.

A range of case studies are presented throughout the program, ensuring relevance across a broad range of industries.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business and management education. This double accreditation demonstrates achievement of the highest international standards across teaching and learning, research, and stakeholder engagement, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement into the future.

Business schools that earn these accreditations must undergo a rigorous review process undertaken by peers in the business education community and industry, to ensure they have the resources, credentials and dedication to deliver first-rate programs, knowledge creation and positive impact on business and society.

These standards support UniSA Business to deliver on its mission, to innovate and engage, and to lead the business education community worldwide.

Program benefits

Individual benefits:

  • Learn how to be more impactful in your role and organisation by leveraging data
  • Acquire knowledge and hands on skills in a business discipline with worldwide demand
  • Understand how data can enrich existing decision-making processes
  • Develop a sought-after set of professional skills that are applicable in any industry
  • Gain an understanding of the various types of data and analytics tools and methods
  • Understand which analytics tools and methods suit which business problems
  • See examples of data and analytics applied in several different settings
  • Assess the specific potential for analytics in your organisation
  • Develop an initial plan of action for getting started or getting on track.

 

 

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Organisational benefits:

  • Learn where to start in your analytics journey
  • Know how to take a stocktake of where your organisation is now
  • Understand the investment-benefit-risk ratio of analytics
  • Avoid the pitfalls of analytics initiatives, learnt from practitioners in the field
  • Learn how data can assist to create products and services that are both nuanced and scalable.

 

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Key information

Dates
2022 dates to be advised. Express your interest via the Enquire page.
Duration: Two full days

Delivery location
UniSA Business
City West Campus
North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost (ex. GST)
$1,450 per person
Early Bird: $1,350
Discounts available for group bookings

Who this is suited to?
Emerging, mid-level and senior business leaders and executives

What you can expect

Day 1:

  • Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Big Data – what is it? sorting the reality from the hype
  • Case Study 1: Business Analytics in SME's
  • Success and failures
  • Developing organisational analytical capability – not your regular IT program
  • Case Study 2: Business Analytics in large organisations
  • Exercise: Analytical needs for my organisation.

Day 2:

  • Business Analytics, Big Data and Digital Transformation initiatives
  • Case Study 3: Business Analytics in Health, Utilities, Government
  • The data-enriched workforce
  • Making the most of data sharing: partners, suppliers and competitors
  • Case Study 4: Business Analytics in Manufacturing, Retail, Agriculture
  • Emergent and future trends - how to be prepared, where to invest
  • Developing and using your own data dashboard.

Assessment:

During the program you will be supplied with a dashboarding tool that complements the content on how to build organisational analytical capability.

The assessment requires you to apply your learning from the course to:

  • populate the dashboarding tool with requirements specific to your organisation’s analytical needs
  • generate a high-level analytics roadmap specific to your organisation through using the tool
  • record a 5-minute video presentation on the analytics roadmap plan that you came up with.

No pre-existing technical skill will be required.  The software used will be supplied.

Learn from the experts

Stuart Ainsworth

Course Facilitator

Stuart has worked in the health, housing and education sectors. He has a passion making information work for organisations to bring insight and build organisational agility.  His expertise is in building enterprise-level data capabilities in large and small organisations from strategy through to implementation.  Complementing his technical skills are well developed stakeholder engagement and project management skills.  He is sought after as speaker and advisor and managed large and complex projects.  He has developed key information management strategies for SA Health and UniSA and then played a key role in their implementation. 

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Stuart has worked in the health, housing and education sectors. He has a passion making information work for organisations to bring insight and build organisational agility.  His expertise is in building enterprise-level data capabilities in large and small organisations from strategy through to implementation.  Complementing his technical skills are well developed stakeholder engagement and project management skills.  He is sought after as speaker and advisor and managed large and complex projects.  He has developed key information management strategies for SA Health and UniSA and then played a key role in their implementation. 

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Cancellation Policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.