Accounting & Finance FinTech and Financial Intelligence
Executive Certificate in Big Data and Predictive Analytics
- Course Code
- Application Code
- Study mode
- Start Date
- 08 Jan 2022 (Sat)
- Next intake(s)
- Apr 2022
- 1 month to 2 months
- Course Fee
- HK$8300 per programme
The recent advances in Big Data and AI have major impact on the investment...
With the introduction to big data and SQL using R, business trends will be explored using predictive analytics which is useful in formulating marketing strategies. Our experience lecturer will discuss univariate statistical analyses such as hypothesis testing and regression models. Welcome for your online application!
This programme aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge in Big Data concepts and to develop their skill sets in setting up hypothesis models in Predictive Analytics. The objective is to provide an overview of data mining process and to pinpoint the potential and limitations of predictive analytics within a business setting.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
1. apply knowledge and skills in the procedure of processing and cleaning of Big Data;
2. build simple hypothesis modelling to gain insights from voluminous data within a business setting;
3. identify the limits and potentials of data mining and predictive analytics;
4. utilize existing Big Data algorithms and tools made available online for predictive analysis;
5. self-explore commonly available off-the-shelf Big Data tools, algorithms and methodologies;
6. differentiate the role of Data Scientist from Business Analyst.
Days / Time
- Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm - 2:00pm - 6:30pm
- 30 hours per module
- 4 meeting(s)
- 7.5 hours per meeting
- Kowloon Campus
- Hong Kong Island Campus
- Data mining
- Data cleaning
- Handling missing data
- Identifying misclassifications
- Data transformation
- Flag variables
- Transforming categorical variables into numerical variables
- Removing useless variables
Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
- Analyzing data sets to summarize their main characteristics
- Initial data analysis (IDA) to check assumptions for model fitting and hypothesis testing, handling missing values and make transformations of variables
Univariate Statistical Analysis
- Data mining to discover knowledge in data
- Statistical approaches to estimation and prediction
- Statistical tools for testing hypotheses and deriving estimates
- Confidence interval estimation of mean
- Hypothesis testing
- Access strength of evidence against Null Hypothesis
- Regression Models
- The limits and potential of predictions
- Financial Services Case Studies
Big Data Tools and Algorithm Exploration
- Usage of different off-the-shelf tools & algorithm
- Additional Freewares introduction for predictive analysis
Role of Data Scientist
Challenges and opportunities with Big Data
- Data acquisition and recording
- Information extraction and cleaning
- Data integration, aggregation and representation
- Query processing, data modelling and analysis
- Heterogeneity and incompleteness
- System architecture
The popular Big Data & Predictive Analytics Tools & Technique
- Usage of different off-the-shelf tools & algorithm
- Additional Freeware introduction for predictive analysis
Exploratory Data Analysis Overview
- Data profiling & cleaning
- Initial data analysis to check assumptions for model fitting and hypothesis.
SQL Programming & R Programming Overview
- Query processing by SQL
- Predictive Modeling by R
Practical Predictive Modeling Overview
- Regression Models Overview
Project & Case Studies
Assessment method: class participation + assignment
The Executive Certificate will be conferred to candidates who have attained PASS grade and achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme.
(1) Mr. Alex Hung
Mr. Hung, Data Analytics Manager APAC at an international insurance firm, is a seasoned Data Analytics professional with more than 10 years of project experience in data analytics (Fraud Risk Analytics / Customer Analytics / Performance Management / Balance Scorecard / Business Intelligence / Data mining / Big data) solution design and development. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in the Banking and Insurance industries and proven track record of shaping and delivery complex large-scale data analytics projects. Mr. Hung received an MBA from CUHK and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
(2) Dr. Jason Liao
Dr. Jason Liao obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees from Tsinghua University and PhD from HKUST. He is a Qlik Sense Data Architect with certification. He has lots of working experience and wide expertise in big data, business intelligence, machine learning and FinTech innovation. He is proficient in BI data model/dashboard development, R, Python, SQL, etc. During his past working experience, either internal or external training took a rather large portion, and he elicited favorable comments froms trainees.
2022 January intake
|1||8 Jan 22 (Sat)||10:00 - 13:00 ~ 14:00 - 18:30|
|2||15 Jan 22 (Sat)||10:00 - 13:00 ~ 14:00 - 18:30|
|3||22 Jan 22 (Sat)||10:00 - 13:00 ~ 14:00 - 18:30|
|4||29 Jan 22 (Sat)||10:00 - 13:00 ~ 14:00 - 18:30|
*To ensure that students’ academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if face to-face classes cannot be held.
Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Applicants shall hold:
a) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized University or equivalent; or
b) an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of working experience
Applicants with other qualification and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.
**Please upload copy of HKID and proof of degree while applying online.
HK$150 (Student only needs to pay one time application fee for all EC in Big Data Series)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$8300 per programme (Course fees are subject to change without prior notice)
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