THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

DATA ANALYSIS FOR MANAGEMENT

Study data analytics with a world-leading social science university.

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7-10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1
Decision-making under uncertainty
Module 2
Data visualisation and descriptive statistics
Module 3
Quantifying risk through probability
Module 4
Data integrity and statistical inference
Module 5
Evidence-based decisions
Module 6
Understanding the causes
of things
Module 7
Time series forecasting
Module 8
Delivering insights through storytelling

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An understanding of how data-driven models can improve your ability to make decisions in a fast-paced and uncertain world, and the ability to use modelling to predict future trends.

2

Tableau data visualisation and reporting skills, with which to clearly communicate your findings and business needs.

3

capstone project as proof of your ability to analyse, summarise, visualise, and report on insights extracted from a dataset.

4

certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science as validation of your data analysis skills and knowledge.

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This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 70 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

Dr James Abdey

Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Statistics at LSE

Dr James Abdey gained his PhD in Statistics at LSE, and has taught at LSE since 2008. He teaches the Department of Statistics’ undergraduate courses in mathematical statistics and quantitative methods, as well as elective courses in market research. His research interests include market research techniques and forensic statistics — the interplay of statistics and the law. James has extensive experience developing learning resources for LSE's distance learning and summer school programs in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, and regularly teaches in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Far East. Outside of academia, he has also worked on various quantitative-based consultancy projects in areas including the art market, the World Gold Council and has given seminars at the UK parliament.

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