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BSBI has launched five Professional Certificate courses in order to support students further in their employability, skills and continued development throughout their education.  

These Professional Certificates are available to new students (enrolled from Oct 2020) across a range of programmes that BSBI offers. 

As a student, you will be offered Professional Certificates based upon your degree programme. These will be embedded into your academic calendar, as an elective course. 

If you are looking to get into data analytics, this course provides you with the foundation you need, from theory to practice. It is suitable for complete beginners and serves as the starting point to begin playing with data.

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Solve business problems and support managerial decision-making using data analytics.
  • Develop a needs assessment for data analysis and prepare reports by analysing business data.
  • Apply Excel and Excel add-ins to help solve business problems.
  • Present data using dashboards to allow quick and easy review.
  • Categorise various tools and assess the feasibility of the tools to solve business problems.

The programme is designed to train you on digital marketing concepts and theoretical frameworks used to inform future social campaign development. You will establish and analyse the significance, development and contemporary uses of digital marketing tools and social media.

After completing this programme, you will be able to:

  • Plan and execute practical strategic marketing interventions that exist in social media professional practice.
  • Apply advanced analytical abilities and problem-solving skills in the context of digital marketing.
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate theoretical frameworks of strategic marketing, consumer behaviour, digital marketing and social media.
  • Analyse key digital marketing channels pertinent to contemporary practice.
  • Develop vision for the future of e-commerce to incorporate it in future digital planning for your organisation.

The Business and Financial Modelling programme will help you grow your skills so that you can make advanced level decisions that enhance the value of the organisation.

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate corporate development opportunities and plan business requirements.
  • Predict financial risks and strategise minimising them in time.
  • Assess prospective acquisitions opportunities and employ useful quantitative tools to estimate the deal value.
  • Analyse quality of earnings and investments to model them for future in various circumstances.
  • Strategise business actions which are backed by data and enhance the value of the organisation.

As a project manager you would learn to understand changes in the global value chain, project management tools, product management, the importance of budgeting, scheduling, initiating a project and the international standards of project management. The course is designed for mid and senior executives to plan and effectively manage the projects in their organisations.

After completing this programme, you will be able to:

  • Apply tools, strategies, frameworks and case studies to understand traditional and complex projects.
  • Implement the tools used in project management and the scope in different industries.
  • Evaluate project requirement such as budgeting, risk management and the stakeholders involved in a project.
  • Plan, lead and implement innovative solutions for the given scenario.
  • Initiate and schedule the project adhering to the international standards and create a value-driven project for a successful business.

This course will enable you to reflect on your own business responsibilities, including leadership, and explore important questions which should assist in transforming your own professional and personal practice. This is a collaborative programme, which will see you working alongside your contemporaries as well as practitioners from a diverse and multicultural background, further supporting the dynamic global community we now operate in.

After completing this programme you will be able to: 

  • Delve deeper into the ever-changing professional landscape and build further upon your own character and personal development within your chosen sector.
  • Identify with dynamic managerial capabilities which impact upon strategic change and performance
  • Upskill your own strategic development by exploring the challenges to traditional leadership thinking, and exploring its relevance by offering you fresh perspectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the courses last? 
4 weeks, starting from April 2021.  ​

How will the courses be delivered? 
These programmes will be delivered completely online. ​

Which degree programmes will include these courses?

These courses will form part of all BA, BSc and Masters courses delivered by UCA, excluding international routes.

How will these courses benefit my development?  
The aim of these courses is to enhance your skills and expertise in another area of business. By attending, you will develop and refine your professional skills, competences and confidence in a specific niche. In addition, they will help you better understand your strengths, competencies and areas for development – helping to progress your professional development. These courses can be added to your CV along with your postgraduate or undergraduate degree.

To register your interest as a current student, please speak to your Academic Programme Manager who will provide full details in due course.