The Graduate Certificate of Business Adminstration is an introductory generalist management program of 4 subjects. Blending industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the learning outcomes are centred on introducing the student to aspects of the the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. The program is designed to introduce graduates to some of the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, including the development of the interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions. Alternatively, it can act as a pathway into the MBA program for those students with the requisite work experience but not the academic background.
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration students must complete four (4) of the following subjects:
The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration can take your career to the next level or help you to make a career change if you are resource or time poor. Business and management skills are highly sought after in many fields of work, and this program can provide a pathway to further education or career advancement in just one semester.
Business Intelligence is basically about concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems. Business Intelligence as a discipline is made up of several related activities, including data mining, analytical processing and business process improvement.
Expectations for MSc Economics and Business Adminstration - Business Intelligence
The programme provides you with in-depth knowledge of methods for analysing data to support decision-making and for improving business processes on the basis of business analytics. Furthermore, the programme provides you with an in-depth knowledge about:
The courses of the programme will provide you with analytical skills to identify new business opportunities or identify inefficient business processes. The teaching form of the program encourages student participation and this in combination with the final thesis work will provide you with self-management and communication skills.
1st semester: Prerequisite courses
During your first semester you follow the prerequisite courses that form the methodological and academic basis for the further study programme.
The course Business Analytics gives the student a set of tools and models that are essential for the design and evaluation of empirical investigations that can support decisions in the business intelligence area. Moreover, the course will cover major research tools including research design, experiments,response models and forecasting.
IS Development & Implementation in a Business Context introduces a range of methods and techniques that can be used to understand, plan and execute the processes in which information systems are developed, implemented, evaluated and modified to enable the student to participate in the development, acquisition and implementation of information systems.
Data Warehousing provides the student with knowledge about the wide variety of database management systems available for a data warehouse solution and how to choose a solution that is relevant for the business intelligence project in question.
SAS and SQL for Business Analytics provides the student with skills to conduct proper data analysis using some of the most flexible environments available. Focus will be on data management and data manipulation with the purpose to prepare for a statistical analysis.
2nd semester: Specialisation courses
During the second semester you follow the specialisation courses of the programme.
Data Mining for Business Decisions teaches students how to work with large data-sets and how relationships in such data can be detected with the purpose to transform data into knowledge. Business applications cover a broad range from marketing to accounting, logistics and supply chain management.
In Advanced Market Research the focus is on analytical customer relationship management. The course is devoted to customer base analysis and predictive modelling with a primary focus on customer lifetime value and customer retention.
Supply Chain Management aims to provide an introduction and a framework of the design and operations of performance management in contemporary supply chains.
Project Management aims to introduce the contents of general project management competences and provide the students with skills to manage a BI project.
3rd semester: Electives at Aarhus BSS or abroad
In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at the school during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.
4th semester: Final thesis
The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and get a chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort. When the thesis has been submitted, it is defended before the academic advisor as well as an external examiner.