The online Postgraduate Award in Data-Driven Decision Making programme consists of three modules. The first introduction module takes four weeks to complete and subsequent hands-on, practical modules take eight weeks to complete.
To provide an understanding of the core concepts related to online education with University of Liverpool Online and to help you develop the skills required for successful progression within the programme. Successful completion of this module is required to continue on to subsequent modules.
This module is intended to prepare students for successful online study as well as to ensure they understand the academic requirements associated with the programme. As a student, you will learn how to make the best use of the learning platform, to navigate the online classroom and the University of Liverpool’s online library confidently. You will also learn how to produce high quality academic work that draws on classroom materials, collaborative activities with peers and your own professional experience.
To provide a detailed understanding of the concepts and challenges of creating data warehouses. You will have an opportunity to create a data warehouse using open source technologies and free public data sets. You will also be introduced to why data visualisation is important and how to communicate these insights to tell a ‘data story’.
This module introduces students to the concept and challenges of creating data warehouses and how data visualisation tools can be used to ‘tell a story’. As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of how to create data warehouses using data from multiple sources. The module will also introduce best practices in data visualisation and data storytelling, using state-of-the-art data visualisation technology.
The module is intended to help you understand the approaches and benefits of data warehousing, and show you how to quickly gain and communicate insights into the data stored in data warehouses using data visualisation techniques.
To provide a systematic understanding of key predictive analytics techniques and an understanding of the types of business problems predictive analytics can solve. You are provided with an opportunity to apply the tools and techniques learned throughout the module to typical business problems.
This module provides students with insight into how predictive analytics can be used to help organisations and their customers make better decisions. As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of how results from predictive analytics can be used by organisations to grow their customer base and run operations more efficiently. This module is oriented towards practical applications of predictive analytics.