Taking Data Analytics for a Test Drive

A CBS Executive Education Masterclass

Pair of hands holding up a graphic of data visualisation

Discover how Data Analytics can help solve your business problems, and meet and brief a Data Scientist.

The key to effective use of data analytics in a business is by developing and asking meaningful questions about the business and it’s operations. Yet, the process of developing these questions remains an elusive challenge for managers.

By going through a set of simulated exercises, this masterclass will demonstrate the process of designing relevant business questions and show you how data analytics can potentially help to answer these questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with a data scientist through these exercises and gain insight on the benefits and challenges of business data analytics.

Program details

Date: TBC

Time: 9am – 4:30pm

Where: Curtin Graduate School of Business, 78 Murray Street, Perth (map)

Curtin Alumni / Current students: $479
General: $529

Inclusive of a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

This program is highly interactive and will require participants to bring their own laptop/iPad.

Key takeaways

By attending this program, you will:

  1. Learn that developing business problems that are data analytics solvable is an iterative process.
  2. Understand that efficient communication between team members is the key to the success in business problem development, especially from the viewpoint of data analytics solutions.
  3. Get the opportunity to talk to aspiring data scientists and gain further insight of their capabilities.

Who is this program for?

The program is designed for managers or small business owners who do not have any data analytic background but are curious on how data analytics may contribute to solve their specific business problems. The program also provides an opportunity to work with aspiring data scientists and gain insight into what data science and data analytics can potentially benefit your business decision making.

Program Schedule

TimeTitle Facilitator
9:00am – 10:30amIntroduction to Data Analytics – An OverviewFelix Chan
10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea
11:00am – 12:30pmAsking the right questionsFelix Chan
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 2:30pmLooking for answers in data Felix Chan / Ranjodh Singh
2:30pm – 3:00pmAfternoon tea
3:00pm – 4:30pmPresenting the results Felix Chan / Ranjodh Singh


While not strictly necessary, participants can maximise their learning experiences by getting their hands dirty with data.

The following materials on the basic of Python will be useful:

  1. Python can be installed through Anaconda
  2. Watch the following videos on Python and Anaconda:
    1. Python Tutorial: Anaconda – Installation and Using Conda
    2. For more Window focus discussion: Install Anaconda Python, Jupyter Notebook And Spyder on Windows 10
  3. We will be using Jupyter notebook – please watch this video for a brief introduction: Jupyter Notebook Tutorial: Introduction, Setup, and Walkthrough

Express your interest

Please contact us if you have any further questions about the program:
Telephone: +61 8 9266 4555
E-mail: execed@curtin.edu.au