UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Business Research and Analysis online short course

Starts on 6 February 2017
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Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 31 July 2017

Course information

Length:
8 weeks online
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
R13,900 | Options available
University:
University of Cape Town
Language:
English

Course Information

Length:
8 weeks online
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
R13,900 | Options available
University:
University of Cape Town
Language:
English

Introduction

The ability to manage and make business sense of the abundance of information in today’s commercial environment has become a prerequisite for organisations and businesses.

In 8 weeks this business analyst course will teach you how to use research to make better decisions, fulfill business goals and objectives, and keep your business at the forefront of its industry.

This short course is especially beneficial if you’re an aspiring manager, researcher, or business analyst who wants to gain the necessary skills; a researcher or analyst who wants to refresh their skill set; or a business owner, manager, or executive involved in problem-solving and decision-making.

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What will set you apart

This short course will equip you with the skills to:

  • Determine whether to enter into a particular business sector; to refine a business idea; to solve problems; or to enable a competitive advantage, using data as your strategic decision-making tool
  • Apply qualitative methods for analysing, interpreting and evaluating textual data using thematic analysis
  • Investigate a method for preparing and analysing quantitative data
  • Present a research report using quantitative and qualitative findings

Course curriculum

This online short course in business research and analytics is designed to help you use data to make powerful business decisions. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Fundamentals of business research and analysis
  • Course Module 2: Research principles and approaches
  • Course Module 3: Business research design and methods
  • Course Module 4: Measurement scales, sampling and variables
  • Course Module 5: Data collection techniques
  • Course Module 6: Qualitative data analysis, interpretation and evaluation
  • Course Module 7: Quantitative data analysis, interpretation and evaluation
  • Course Module 8: Documenting and presenting research findings

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

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Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 6 February 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 31 July 2017

Still have a question? These may help

WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if its going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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