Professional Course

Data Analysis for Management

GetSmarter, Online
8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

Data Analysis for Management

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from The London School of Economics and Political Science

As the world becomes more data driven, future-focused leaders need to develop the quantitative skills to inform corporate decision-making and managerial strategy. Guided by experts from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), this online certificate course empowers you with the knowledge and practical tools to understand, interpret, and communicate data relevant to your role and organisation.

Develop an understanding of how data-driven models can improve your ability to make decisions in a fast-paced world. Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll participate in a capstone project and apply the techniques and concepts covered to extract business insights from a real data set. You’ll also gain experience using Tableau – a leading business intelligence and data analytics software – to visualise and report on insights extracted from data sets.

Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

This LSE course will equip managers and data analysts in any industry with the skills to make data-driven decisions for competitive advantage. There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but some numerical literacy is advantageous, as well as a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. You’ll be granted a student licence to download and use Tableau free of charge, for the duration of the course.

Training content

Expand your skill set to analyse, summarise, and report on insights extracted from data as you work through the weekly modules of this online certificate course.

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

Course delivery details


  • 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 7-10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

  • Learn to make data-driven business decisions and earn an official certificate of competence from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.
  • Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • An understanding of data-driven models and data analysis techniques to make better business decisions.
  • The ability to interpret data as well as communicate findings and business needs using leading data analytics and visualisation software, Tableau.
  • A capstone project that will demonstrate your ability to manipulate, analyse, summarise, visualise, and report on insights extracted from data.
  • Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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