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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Our world is rich with data, but is your organisation using it to its best advantage?

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for mid to late-career ICT professionals seeking a strong grounding in data storage and the function of analytics, and how these practices can help organisations gain a competitive edge.

Examine how data functions in organisations

Examine how organisations use data and discuss and define the concepts of analytics, decision making and data warehousing.

Explore how analytics can guide decision making

Consider the role of data analytics in organisational decision making and analyse the issues organisations face in adopting it. Learn how to make recommendations about how an organisation can best use analytics to drive competitive advantage.

Gain tools to design better data storage

Consider trends in information architecture for business analytics, and explore conceptual and logical data warehouse architecture options. Discover how to evaluate an organisation's data store and consider key challenges and potential trade-offs when making storage design decisions.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Dr Sean B. Maynard

Senior Lecturer

Sean is an expert in information security management and business analytics, gaining significant teaching and research experience in these areas during his career. His research areas include policy, culture, strategy, governance, risk, incident response and training, and how analytics can be utilised in these areas. His research has been published in leading journals, including Decision Sciences, Computers & Security and the International Journal of Information Management.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Leveraging Organisational Data series

Designed in close collaboration with industry, this series explores the challenges related to data storage and how organisations can drive better outcomes by more effectively storing, using and managing data and analytics. It will help you leverage analytics to gain a competitive advantage in your market.

This series provides a pathway into the Master of Information Systems. See course details below for more information.

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For individuals

To take Strategic Data in Organisations as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1190.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Strategic Data in Organisations, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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