Building Business Intelligence and Analytics Function

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045023


Business Intelligence (BI) has become an integral part of most companies today. However, many companies struggle as the applications of BI become more widespread, while at the same time the complexity of data continuously increase. 

In the era of analytics, it is crucial to create a BI strategy that is aligned with your overall corporate strategy. The ability to evaluate large amounts of data and subsequently use this data to identify new opportunities and create an effective strategy based on these insights, can provide an organisation with all the information it requires in order to understand the many changes and challenges that occur within their own business and the market in which they operate. However, BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform to crunch data. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business- first approach to gaining insights from data.


Join us for this 1-day course to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to create and manage a successful Business Intelligence & Analytics function that will drive business value creation. 

Next Course Starts On26 Apr 2019 (Fri) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD856.00* (as low as SGD96.80* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 day



Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what is business intelligence and analytics

  • Gain an appreciation of the charter and scope of activities of a business intelligence and analytics function (department)

  • Be familiarised with the organisation design principles that will align capabilities with value creation

  • Understand the talent requirments and development needs to sustain such a function

  • Learn how the function can effectively solve business problems through a 7-step approach 

Who Should Attend

Senior executives, department/ functional heads and business managers, project managers, business analysts, IT executives, data analysts and scientists looking to enhance strategic thinking in building their business intelligence/ analytics function. 


Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises and case studies. 

Fees and Funding

SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW 40 years old / PERMANENT RESIDENTSIndividual or Non-SME Sponsored$256.80*
Sponsored by SME1$96.80*
SINGAPORE CITIZENSAged 40 and above2$96.80*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3$56.80*
OTHERS $856*

* includes 7% GST

** Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset respective course fees
Up to 90% course fee funding for employees of SMEs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% course fee funding under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 95% course fee funding under Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Series

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 70% course fee funding (excluding GST) for successful enrolment into approved courses under the Programme. This funding is applicable to both individual and company sponsored participants.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% course fee funding (excluding GST).

2. SkillsFuture Credit**

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for the user guide on how to submit your claim.

3. Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 123 Apr 2018 (Completed)
intake 231 July 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 38 October 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 426 April 2019 (Open for Registration)

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Dr Eric Sandosham
Founder & Partner Red & White Consulting Partners LLP 

An Affiliate Faculty member of the SMU Academy, Dr Eric Sandosham is a well-known leader and practitioner in business analytics. He is widely recognised across the region as one of the early pioneers in the decision science practice. In 2013, he co-founded Red & White Consulting Partners LLP, a boutique business analytics consultancy which leverages data and analytics to ‘connect the dots’ between People, Products and Profit, so as to improve business performance.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Eric spent 18 years in Citi Asia Pacific. He was the Managing Director and Regional Head of the bank’s Decision Management function for Asia Pacific, where he oversaw a team of more than 300 analysts across 14 markets, contributing to 25% of the consumer bank’s revenues. 


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