Business & Data Analytics

Course Introduction

Across the world, industries and working professionals are recognising the need to acquire data & analytics skills to stay relevant in today’s digital economy. Whether you are looking for a career transition into a data analytics role or looking to give a boost to your current role by adding these skills to your repertoire, RISE’s Business & Data Analytics course is for you! You will get to learn the role that data & analytics plays in business, build a foundation of key skills necessary to be effective in managing & analysing data and get opportunities to apply these skills in solving real-life business problems with our industry partners! What’s more? RISE will also help you be job-ready through career workshops, mentorships, interview preparation and mock interviews!

Course Duration

Full time track duration: 12 weeks

Part time track duration: 21 weeks

Specialisation Tracks Offered

Functional Analyst / Manager track

Organizations are increasingly looking out for functional analytics talent – those who can combine data analytics skills with deep functional expertise. This track aims to equip a mid-career professional (with experience in a functional domain) with key data analytics skills to land a functional analyst role! If you’re a mid – career professional in a functional role (e.g. in Operations, Finance, HR or Supply Chain) and looking to use data analytics skills to get ahead in your career, this is the right track for you!

Data Analyst track

This track is designed for participants looking to build a career in data analytics. This track will cover data analytics skills in more depth (as compared to FA/M Track) and will provide opportunities to prepare you for real-life interviews (through practice hands-on technical tests & mock interview role-plays). If you’re looking to transition into or enter a data analytics career, this is the right track for you!

Learning Outcomes

•  Strengthen foundations of digital and business essentials via structured problem solving, digital use cases and business case development directly from BCG’s own toolkits

•  Develop expertise across lifecycle of all things data, from data preparation, data analytics, data visualization to the essentials of machine learning

•  Gain familiarity with the most widely used data analytics tools like Excel, SQL, PowerBI, Tableau and Python

•  Embed and apply all your learning in a Capstone project, where you will solve a real business problem for an organisation

•  Prepare for a career in data analytics through mock technical interviews, industry projects, career counselling and mentoring!


Business and Digital Essentials

  • Structured Problem Solving
  • Business case development
  • Business communication
  • Digital and technology landscape

Data Preparation and Analytics

  • Excel foundations
  • SQL foundations and expertise (functional or technical pathway)
  • SQL function specific industry projects and technical test/interview preparation (functional or technical pathway)

Data Visualization

  • PowerBI foundations
  • Adapt PowerBI skills to Tableau
  • PowerBI function specific industry project
  • PowerBI/Tableau technical test/interview preparation

Statistics and Machine Learning

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Python
  • Implementing statistics and interpreting results in Python
  • Statistics & Python technical test and interview preparation

Machine Learning

  • Foundations of Machine learning with Python (functional or technical pathway)
  • Machine learning industry project and technical test preparation (functional or technical pathway)