Online Postgraduate Award in Data-Driven Decision Making

Advance your expertise to champion data-driven decision making

Learn how to produce tools to make data-backed decisions with this specialised short programme.

Gain detailed knowledge and the practical skills you need to help your organisation capitalise on unseen opportunities by learning the tools and techniques of data visualisation, predictive analytics and warehousing technologies.

Gain practical skills in data warehousing, visualisation and analytics

Learning you can apply

The programme is designed to give you practical experience, including in-depth skills and knowledge to:

  • Design, apply and manage appropriate data warehousing architecture and processes to meet challenges across a range of industries
  • Use Amazon Redshift in different contexts for improvement of warehousing and data processing
  • Apply data visualisation tools for storytelling purposes and to improve decision making in commercial and non-commercial settings
  • Build effective data visualisation dashboards to enable businesses to make better decisions
  • Grasp the practical implications of prescriptive and predictive analytics to create trends analysis and forecasting for improved, faster decision making
  • Apply predictive analytics to help businesses achieve a competitive advantage
  • Enable businesses to improve customer acquisition and retention, speed up change and build a competitive advantage

Understand how to interpret data for business decision-making

Build your professional knowledge

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of the application of the tools and techniques of big data analytics to optimise data-driven decision making
  • Create innovative solutions to practical and commercial problems with respect to data-driven decision
  • Develop an in-depth and critical understanding of data warehousing and data visualisation, and the use of this technology to support data-driven decision-making
  • Build a complete understanding of how the techniques and tools of big data predictive analytics can be used to add ‘business value’ in the modern workplace
  • Showcase your understanding of the tools and techniques of data-driven decision making through our innovative, cloud-based server platform by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence University

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the University of Liverpool’s Computer Science department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.

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Innovative study environment

Access different software platforms, conduct simulations and use large data sets to develop practical skills.


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately six months


Research excellence

Gain a postgraduate award from a world-class university that’s a UK leader in IT research**

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent