Business decisions are often too complex to be made by intuition alone. We need to communicate the structure of our reasoning, defend it to adversarial challenge and deliver presentations that show we have done a thorough analysis. We also need to understand and make use of various sources of data, organise the inputs of experts and colleagues and use state-of-the-art business software to provide analytical support to our reasoning.
Equip yourself with analytical thinking and powerful tools and become more effective in these tasks. Learn how to perform data analysis to support decision making, build simple but powerful models that test your intuitive reasoning, develop managerial thinking and facilitate the communication of your recommendations.
Experience a combination of lectures, real-life case studies, computer workshops and discussions and develop specific skills in the areas of decision modelling, risk assessment, business simulation and resource management. Identify the areas where analytics can add the most value, select appropriate types of analyses and apply them in a small-scale, quick-turnaround but high-impact fashion.