Course Overview

Organisations require people who are equipped with a particular set of analytical skills and who also understand business and technology. The Diploma in Business Analytics will provide its students with these skills and as graduates of this course you will be able to:

  • carry out effective data analysis utilising descriptive and inferential statistics within a business context using the appropriate software;
  • solve real business problems using generally accepted practices in the field of business analytics;
  • communicate effectively the results of data analysis to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • apply analytical thinking techniques, communication, and interaction skills to support decision making and address business
  • requirements.

'The Dip in Business Analytics in NUI Galway brings together the competencies that are required for an end-to-end understanding of how analytics is applied in the market and will provide students with technical, business and data management skills required to become analytics professionals.’

Edel Lynch, Managing Director - Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre, Dublin

Applications and Selections

Springboard Funded 2013

This programme has been approved by the Springboard programme for entry in the 2013/14 academic year with the waiver of programme fees.  This course is suitable for job-seekers who want to attain a qualification while actively seeking employment.  Students may retain their social protection supports while participating on this programme.

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Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

This programme is open to applicants who hold a NQAI Level 8 qualification (minimum) or equivalent. It is a conversion diploma aimed at re-skilling graduates.

Additional Requirements


1 year

Next start date

September 2013

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2013

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting


Diploma in Business Analytics


PAC code

Course Outline

This programme places a great emphasis on applied learning. In addition to lectures, participants will attend workshops where they will be trained in using specialised software required in the role of a business analyst. Participants will acquire technical skills in
business intelligence software (SAP and advanced MS Excel), statistical analysis software (R), programming ( Java), and database management. Through assignments and additional workshops, participants will gain experience in teamwork, leadership, and effective business communication.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Industry requires graduates with skills which enable them to undertake business analytics and business consultancy roles. On completion of this programme students will be capable of entering the workforce in these positions.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€3,950 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€4,450 p.a. 2015/16
Springboard-eligible applicants should apply via the Springboard courses website

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Dr. Eoin Whelan

Business Information Systems Group
Cairnes School of Business & Economics