Business Analytics: Making Sense of Big Data for Accounting Professionals

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045256


There is an increasing focus on big data for the accounting profession.

Big data represents an opportunity for accountants to analyse the internal and external forces that influence their companies' performance. By capitalising on big data, the role of accountants is moving beyond optimising the finance function to transforming the enterprise competitive advantage. 

The two-day workshop focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage. 

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2 days



Learning Objectives
  • Learn fundamental concepts of business analytics and its competitve advantage 
  • Gain an overview of the different analytics domains for accounting professionals 
  • Understand how to build analytics culture and capability 
  • Learn text and vidual analytics and their applications 
  • Develop simple data visualisation

Who Should Attend

Accounting professionals


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW 40 years old / PERMANENT RESIDENTSIndividual or Non-SME Sponsored$513.60*
Sponsored by SME1$193.60*
SINGAPORE CITIZENSAged 40 and above2$193.60*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3$113.60*
OTHERS $1712*

* 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.


Intake Information
intake 16 - 7 August 2018 (Completed)

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Dr Gary Pan, CA Singapore, FCPA Australia

Associate Professor of Accounting (Education)
Associate Dean (Student Matters)
School of Accountancy
Singapore Management University

Dr Venky Shankararaman

Professor of Information Systems
Associate Dean (Education)
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University

Dr Swapna Gottipati

Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education)
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University

Additional Details

CPE/CPD Hours - 5.5 hours per day


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