Data for Decision Makers Program
Leverage the power of your organisation’s data for competitive advantage
Data for Decision Makers Program Overview
The Data for Decision Makers program is for leaders who want to learn how their organisation can extract full value from data.
The latest Analytics Impact Index research shows that significant gains can be achieved by elevating an organisation’s data capability. Important factors in that capability are leaders who can ask the right questions and use data to identify the key drivers of value for their organisation.
By the end of the program, you will know which questions to ask, where to find the key drivers of organisational value, and how to guide your analysts to extract the greatest value from your data. You will also join over 1,500+ leaders who have been through the program from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Who Should Attend?
Leaders and managers
Develop an analytics mindset
- Understand when and why data are better than intuition for decision making
- Move away from correlations and dashboards toward causal drivers of organisational value
- Extract greater value from your data using analytics
Contribute to improved data-based decision making
- Question entrenched ways of decision-making
- Know when and how data can be misleading
Guide your analysts to improve their analyses of data
- Know why the business context of data is critical for good data science
- Develop and grow your team’s abilities by imparting contextual knowledge
Leverage data for strategy
Extract value from data
Avoid common data mistakes
Correlations, models and AI
Delivered in Person
APPROX 4 - 6 HOURS
Experience the interaction of MBS faculty at your preferred location (e.g. MBS or your organisation) with optional additional modules tailored to your organisation’s unique development needs.
APPROX 4-8 HOURS
Utilise the convenience of digital learning in one of two formats:
- ‘Asynchronous’ to progress in your own time at your own pace, or
- ‘Synchronous’ for live and continuous interaction with your facilitator and team
Data for Decision Makers Success Stories
This program has helped equip me with the foundational skills to engage in more robust conversations as data, reports and analytical discovery work is undertaken.Deanna Lomas
NHP Electrical Engineering Products
The feedback we got was that this was one of the best programs that ANZ had ever run. We’ve been able to collaborate with the finest business school in Melbourne and we’re just thrilled.Emma Gray
"The program sensitized me to look first at a problem, then decide what data we may have to address that problem before jumping straight to the conclusions"Till Brauckmann
Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd
Key Facilitators for the Data for Decision Makers Program
DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND ASSOCIATE DEAN, BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Responsible for academic oversight of our Master of Business Analytics degree. Professor Akçay’s focus is to lead and execute the Centre’s research strategy and build on its existing reputation.
PROFESSOR OF STATISTICS
Chris Lloyd joined Melbourne Business School in 2003 as a Professor of Statistics. Upon completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne, Chris held Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Hong Kong.
PROFESSOR OF STATISTICS AND ECONOMETRICS
Michael Smith has held the Chair of Management in Econometrics at MBS since 2007. He is a leading researcher in Bayesian statistics and business analytics. Prior to joining MBS, he held positions at Monash University and the University of Sydney.