Who is this course for ?
This course is RESTRICTED TO LEARNERS ENROLLED IN Strategic Business Analytics SPECIALIZATION as a preparation to the capstone project. During the first two MOOCs, we focused on specific techniques for specific applications. Instead, with this third MOOC, we provide you with different examples to open your mind to different applications from different industries and sectors.
The objective is to give you an helicopter overview on what's happening in this field. You will see how the tools presented in the two previous courses of the Specialization are used in real life projects.
We want to ignite your reflection process. Hence, you will best make use of the Accenture cases by watching first the MOOC and then investigate by yourself on the different concepts, industries, or challenges that are introduced during the videos.
At the end of this course learners will be able to:
- identify the possible applications of business analytics,
- hence, reflect on the possible solutions and added-value applications that could be proposed for their capstone project.
The cases will be presented by senior practitioners from Accenture with different backgrounds in term of industry, function, and country. Special attention will be paid to the "value case" of the issue raised to prepare you for the capstone project of the specialization.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 358,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Introduction to case studies in business analytics with Accenture
-In this introductory module, Fabrice Marque, Managing Director Customer Strategy Practice Lead for France, Belgium and the Netherlands, also in charge of the ESSEC-Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair, will first introduce the MOOC in general. Then Michael Svilar, Global Accenture Data Science Group Lead, will identify the general trends in this sector. In this module, we will cover three different real-life examples. First, Rohit Banerji, Accenture business lead responsible for big data analytics for the resource sector, will present an example from a water utilities company. Second, Cian O’Hare, Managing Director at Accenture Digital, will present a case study from a global communication provider. Finally, Christopher Gray, public service expert at Accenture, will discuss challenges arising in the public sector where Analytics and Big Data can provide effective solutions.
At the end of each example there will be quiz questions. Note that those questions may require you to collect additional information from that which was delivered during the videos. Do not hesitate to consult additional books, websites and examples about this topic: some of the answers can actually be found directly thanks to open access research engines or online encyclopedias! The objective with this final MOOC in the Strategic Business Analytics specialization is to assess whether you now master the different concepts that are implemented within this field.
Digital Transformation in the Media, the Financial Services and the Retail Sector
-During this module, different real-life examples will be discussed. Christine Removille, Digital Marketing Lead at the European Level, will present a data-centric digital transformation at a French TV company: Canal +. Edwin Van der Ouderaa, Financial Services Lead, will then explain how digital developments and data are disrupting the financial service sector.At the end of each video there will be quiz questions. Do not hesitate to consult additional books, websites and examples about this topic! The objective with this final MOOC in the Strategic Business Analytics specialization is to assess whether you now master the different concepts that are implemented within this field.
Advanced Analytics in Healthcare and the Pharmaceutical industry / Wrap up and Introduction to capstone
-During this module, two different real-life examples will be discussed. First, Paul Pierotti, Managing Director at Accenture Digital, will explain how Analytics can transform how health services are delivered. Second Xavier Cimino, Managing Director in charge of the Analytics Practice in the Life Science industry for Europe, will present an award-winning project in this sector. At the end of each video, there will be quiz questions. Do not hesitate to consult additional books, websites and examples about this topic! The objective with this final MOOC in the Strategic Business Analytics specialization is to assess whether you now master the different concepts that are implemented within this field.Finally, Michael Svilar, Global Accenture Data Science Group Lead, will conclude the MOOC.
Ridiculously superficial. Barely 2 hours of material here- and it is almost all Accenture promotional material. I get it - Accenture are great and rule the world - but outside of this once central fact dont expect to learn anything.
Jasoncompleted this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Very disappointing, the case studies are very surface-level, and no actual analytics is more than just mentioned. The quizzes also don't connect to the material very well in most cases. It's not that there's nothing to be gotten from it, but this really isn't designed for analysts.