Short Courses

Complete a 5 or 6 week unit of study with the experts in business.

Your time is precious. Whether you’re looking for professional development or hoping to complete your study faster, these units from UNE Business School have been created with you in mind.

Each unit is delivered online over five or six weeks – the five week courses include required attendance at a two-day, high energy workshop at UNE's FutureCampus Parramatta. The courses will equip you with new ideas and strategies to implement in your own workplace.

The courses are delivered by experts who have curated the best knowledge available.

Take the opportunity to work on your own professional development with a short course that provides all the resources of postgraduate study for the cost of a typical university unit. Assessment tasks are built around your daily work challenges and will become part of the toolkit you take away from this experience.

Complete a short course as a stand-alone experience, or count it as a 6-point unit towards a range of postgraduate degrees at UNE under the banner of BUS496/596. Discuss this option with your Course Coordinator.

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Trimester 3 - Communicating Big Data (5 weeks)
Dates30 October 2017 - 1 December 2017
Workshop detailsMonday 20th November & Tuesday 21st November 2017 - UNE FutureCampus Parramatta

Are you interested in Big Data, what it is and how it can be used to transform your organisation or community? If you are, then this short course is for you!

Major technological advances in recent decades mean that data is omnipresent, springing from a diverse range of outlets, often in real time and in volumes never experienced previously. There is almost too much data from multiple and often-complex sources – but how do you capture, analyze and communicate what you need to enhance decision-making?

Big Data is transforming all sectors including agriculture, mining, utilities, health, trade and tourism, business and personal services, environment, government, and not for profit and community sectors.

This Short Course is designed to give you the chance to learn about the latest developments in Communicating Big Data.

With a focus on the implications for business and drawing on real-life case studies, this course covers topics including the architecture and evolution of Big Data, its collection, storage, systems management, and its application, analytics, presentation, regulation and ethics, delivering both theoretical and practical know-how.

Meet the Expert

Dr Blackwell is an experienced consultant and academic working for over 20 years across a range of sectors including private, government and not-for-profit. He runs his own consulting firm, AquaEquis Consulting and is a Lecturer in Finance and Accounting at the UNE Business School. Most recently he led multidisciplinary research teams for almost 6 years, working directly with industry and government leaders to manage large datasets and effectively communicate key findings.

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