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Course Overview

There is a tsunami of information in the world resulting from our use of the Internet. The challenge we face is how to sort through all this volume of information and to pick data that is vital to our work. How can we work smarter and be more productive? Business Analytics skills will help. However, the challenge is knowing how to introduce it and adopt it in your business.

This workshop provides a jumpstart to Business Analytics. You will learn the importance of analytics, get hands-on experience in handling data, as well as learn to create interactive dashboards. This workshop will also showcase the potential and possibilities of doing more with advanced business analytics skills.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is targeted at executives, managers and decision makers who would like to have a hands-on introduction to business analytics.

What You'll Learn

After the workshop, participants should be able to:

1.     Understand the importance of Analytics in the workplace

2.     Perform basic data preparation using Excel

3.     Create interactive dashboards for data visualization using Excel

4.     Appreciate the capabilities of Analytics software tools 

Introduction to Analytics

  •   What and Why of Analytics
  •   Skill set for Analytics
  •   Applications of Analytics

Business Analytics

  • Data Preparation (including hands-on exercises)

- Analyzing the nature of raw data

- Handling duplicates, missing values and inconsistencies

- Converting between format

  • Data Exploration (including hands-on exercises)

- Slicing and dicing of data

- Creating interactive dashboards

  •   Predictive Analytics (including demonstration of software tools)

- Transforming data

- Training and testing the model

  •   Prescriptive Analytics

- Deploying the model


Text Mining

Introduction to text mining



Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices for the training, with at least Microsoft Excel installed.


Additional software to be installed, if required, will be made known to participants one week before the actual training to enable participants to download and install them on their laptops.


Datasets used in the Hands-on exercises will be sent to participants earlier if feasible, or given to participants on the actual day of training.


This will enable the participants to return from the workshop with all the necessary software and datasets to enable them to start exploring how to use BA in their work.


Teaching Materials

Each participant will be given a set of training materials which comprises presentation notes and exercises used in the hands-on sessions.


Software Demonstrated

  •   SAS – a leading analytics software used by Fortune 500 companies
  •   Power BI – an easy-to-use Reporting tool that allows analysis of data via queries / drill-downs

The list is non-exhaustive and TP reserves the right to adjust the software showcased in the actual workshop.





Participants who meet at least 75% of the required course attendance and attempt the assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Performance.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

6 November 2020

9 AM - 5 PM

6 October 2020

1 Day


Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online. Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming responses.


Steps to follow in your application:


Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.

Step 2 - Select ZEA and course commencement date.

Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).

Step 4 - Applicable for 'Stackable based modular course' or 'Diploma or Post-Diploma courses' only. Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.

Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Course Fees
(w GST) 
Full Course Fee S$321.00
SG Citizens aged 39 & below / Permanent Residents S$96.30
SG Citizens aged 40 & above / SME-sponsored SG Citizens & Permanent Residents S$36.30

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)

    8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A,
    Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757


  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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