What is... Business Analytics?
Big Data is associated with the massive amounts of data being generated and refers to the storage and analysis of this data. Business Analytics is about the conversion of this data into valuable business information using advanced software and statistics.
First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
What are my... Career opportunities?
In 2014 the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) published 2 reports “Assessing the Demand for Big data and Analytics Skills, 2013-2020” and “An Assessment of the Current and Planned Domestic Supply of Big Data / Data Analytics Skills in Ireland”. They predicted that 21,000 potential job vacancies could arise from expansion and replacement demand up to 2020. This gross figure was further divided into 3,630 roles which they describe as ‘deep analytical roles’, and 17,470 ‘big data savvy’ roles. This demand is in addition to the 8,780 support roles previously identified in their 2013 report “Addressing Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills”.
It is estimated that data collected and generated by companies and governments is growing by approximately 40% per year. Global companies that leverage this data smartly have created significant value; estimates suggest c.4% higher productivity, c.6% higher profitability, and up to 50% greater market share. It is also estimated that within the European public sector, there is $250 billion annual value in correctly applying new data technologies to government functions. In the US alone, it is estimated that there will be unmet demand in 5 to 10 years of 140,000 – 190,000 analysts and 1.5 million data-savvy managers.
What other options do I have after completion?
Students who acquire the appropriate level can access a range of postgraduate programmes in DIT and elsewhere.
Learning Outcomes: What will I study?
Business Analytics covers software, database systems, statistical techniques combined with business and management to give students all of the relevant skills to have a successful career focused on data analytics in business
Work placement is an integral part of the programme. All students are encouraged to participate in a work placement in year 3 of the programme.
Is there an Advanced Entry Option?
Yes. An application to any year after Year 1 is called Advanced Entry.
All applications are made through CAO and not directly to us here in TU Dublin. Click here to apply.
Closing dates for application vary. Most programmes will be open until 30th June but many programmes accept late applications.
Contact the School directly using details below to ask if a late application will be considered.