Data visualisation for business decisions
Member price in Scotland and Online Live: £272 + VAT
Non-member price in Scotland and Online Live: £320 + VAT
Member price in England: £539 + VAT
Non-member price in England: £634 + VAT
Please note, due to differences regarding external costs, courses outside of Scotland are priced separately. ICAS members are eligible for a discounted price on all courses running in England & Wales.
Timing for Scotland and Online Live: 9.30am-4.30pm
Timing for England: 9.30am-5.00pm
Online Live, 10 May 2021
Edinburgh, 6 July 2021
Glasgow, 25 November 2021
London, 2 November 2021
The rate at which businesses are able to accrue data with which to support decisions is steadily increasing. With more data to hand, Finance Professionals and Analysts should be able to provide decision makers with an increasingly insightful understanding of the options available to them. Decisions should therefore become quicker and easier to make.
For many businesses, however, the opposite is happening. The time needed to work with increasingly large and diverse sets of data to understand what’s there and how it can be used is outweighing the benefits to be gained. This risks decision makers being guided more by gut feel and intuition than data driven evidence.
Data visualisation is becoming an essential discipline for those wanting to explore data quickly in order to find the important trends, patterns, correlations and indicators of causation. As much an art form as it is a science it requires a ‘nose for the critical issues’ and then the ability to see into the data for relevant insights about those issues. It is also essential when communicating results from analysis.
Infographics and visual images can tell a story much more clearly than numbers and words ever can. This helps to lift confidence in results and provide decision makers with much greater clarity about the way forward.
What you will learn
Within this course participants use practical hands on exercises to discover what’s involved in effective data visualisation in support of ‘evidence based’ business decisions.
It looks at the latest methods for analysing and representing data visually, within Excel and within a range of specialist tools.
It explores how businesses can learn from the work of journalists how to employ data visualisation to reach the heart of critical issues within the world of financial and operational analytics and to influence decisions.
Gain a greater understanding of:
- Data visualisation defined
- Using visualised data to help support ‘evidence based’ decisions
- How to put data into a structure that makes it easier to manage and understand
- Methods for discovering trends, patterns, correlation and sources of causation
- Translating those discoveries into mathematical structures for use in forward looking analyses
- Overview of data visualisation tools
- Turning findings into results
- Presenting results in a visual way
Who should attend
The process of turning data into insights, data visualisation will give you the tools to make an impact by communicating complex information effectively and making your message clear. This course will show you how and will benefit finance, operational, and commercial managers in all sectors.
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