Business - Business Intelligence - Microcredential

The course is ideal for managers interested in the basics of data analytics, how to work with data analytics specialists and how to frame business problems in such a way to arrive at informed decisions efficiently.

This certificate is awarded by QQI at level 9 (5 ECTS) on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Subjects taught

Big data – What it is, the challenges and opportunities
Framing the business problem
Data governance
Data analytics
Making decisions with data
Ethical and organisational issues

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.

Laptop Requirement
All students applying to NCI must have access to a laptop that will allow them to attend classes online and, where relevant, to participate in on-campus learning. Some students may be able to avail of the Student Laptop Loan Scheme, subject to eligibility.

Application dates

Apply online.


30 hours contact time: 6 hours per week over 5 weeks.

Blended delivery: online delivery with one in-person half day introductory session.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: Throughout the year.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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