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 designed for executives who wish to learn how to leverage data analytics to drive greater organisational value.
Companies currently have huge volumes of data about their customers, operations, and performance - but most are only able to harness a fraction of the full potential of their data. Data alone won’t deliver a competitive advantage.
This program explores the strategic opportunities presented by data and helps leadership teams use a common language to understand the key drivers of organisational value using data. By the end of the program, executives will be able to identify the key value drivers, ask the right questions and make data-based business decisions to extract better value from your organisation’s data assets. 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
Data-driven decision making
How data can support growth
Why intuition and dashboards can mislead
Correlations, causality and models
Predictive, prescriptive, and causal analytics
Delivered In PersonAPPROX 4 - 8 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.
Delivered OnlineAPPROX 4-8 HOURS
Utilise the convenience of digital learning with live interaction with your facilitator and team.
Data for Decision Makers Success Stories
Digital and Data is a key enabling pillar for our strategy to gain an understanding of data and how it can be used. The MBS analytics program is a great opportunity for both leaders and the team to gain a firsthand immersion into understanding data and how it can be used.Raymond Lui
We are the number one beauty company in the world, and we are now on a journey to bring analytics into our business and decision making. The MBS analytics program was a natural choice to bring these worlds together.Christelle Young
L’Oréal South Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa
We’ve been progressively improving the data-led decision making in our organisation, and the MBS analytics program has helped us focus on building capability in this area.Matt Young
Treasury Wine Estates
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
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.