Rather than concentrate on the uncertainty, let me share my view and experience regarding the skill set that such programs should provide. To be practical, I will share the program that I designed for the Indian School of Business one-year certificate program in BA(*), in terms of content and structure. Both reflect the needed skills and knowledge that I believe make a valuable data analyst in a company. As well as a powerful consultant.
The program was designed for participants who have a few years of business experience and are planning to manage the data crunchers, but must acquire a solid knowledge of the crunchers' toolkit, and especially how it can be used effectively to tackle business goals, challenges and opportunities.
|Business Analytics experts have a broad skill set|
The next two posts describe the content and structure of the program.
Continue to Part 2: Structure
(*) The final program structure and content at ISB were modified by the program administrator to accommodate constraints and shortages.