Accounting & Finance FinTech and Financial Intelligence
Certificate for Module (Business Analytics and Web Scraping)
證書(單元 : 商業分析及網站擷取)
CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
- Study mode
- Start Date
- 14 Aug 2021 (Sat)
- Next intake(s)
- Nov 2021
- 1 month to 2 months
- Course Fee
- HK$8600 per programme
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The programme aims to provide students with essential knowledge to perform business analytics by processing, analysing, interpreting and visualizing business data. It discusses data wrangling and web scraping methods such as extraction of data from webpages and analysis of collected data to enhance business decision making. Besides, practical business applications of web scraping from managerial perspectives will be covered.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
1. describe how to perform business analytics and data wrangling;
2. apply computational tools to extract raw data from web and transform them to valuable managerial information;
3. analyse data for core business functions, interpret and visualize the processed information for operational efficiency; and
4. discuss the applications of web scraping to enhance business decision making.
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Days / Time
- Saturday, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
- 30 hours per programme
- Kowloon East Campus
- Hong Kong Island Campus
Course Content :
(1) Web Scraping and Data Analytics
(2) Business Analytics and Data Wrangling
(3) Applications of Business Analytics and Web Scraping
Assessment method: Two in-class exercise + Group Project Presentation
Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the continuous assessment and final assessment with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module (Business Analytics and Web Scraping)
(1) Mr. W. C. Chan
Mr. W. C. Chan, FRM, is very professional in teaching web scraping using big data and visualize business data for storytelling. He possesses rich experience in financial risk management, information technology and data science and has worked as an IT Manager for over a decade. Being a practitioner in information technology, he is currently a consultant and trainer at a Big Data Consultancy Services Company. He is strong in cloud-based solutions, big data technology, data mining and machine learning.
Mr. Chan has delivered trainings in data science areas, covering R, machine learning, statistics, database programming, AWS cloud architecture and SAS programming for IT professionals and university graduates for over 2 years. He worked as the Head of BI Data Analytics and R&D Team in Li & Fung Group Company, GBG Asia (HK) Limited, IDS Group Ltd. & LF Asia and so on, devoting himself in IT development and project management.
Mr. Chan has obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as three Master Degrees, namely, Risk Management Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Quantitative Analysis for Business from City University of Hong Kong and Industrial Logistics Systems from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
(2) Ms. Rowena Lai
Ms. Lai is a practitioner in business and data analytics as well as web analytics. With a Bachelor of Science (Major in Mathematics and Minor in Economics) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, two Master of Science degrees in International Shipping and Transport Logistics as well as Global Supply Chain Management both from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has worked with different industries on business analytics area. Ms. Lai is currently working in a leading bank and has led various projects related to data analytics. With her extended working exposure, she would like to share her academic knowledge and practical experience in data science and analytics.
(3) Mr. Clive Yip
Mr. Yip is a practitioner in Data Analytics. He has 10 years of experience in both Big 4 consulting firms and multinational companies. He is currently working as a Senior Data Analytics Consultant in a leading insurance company, using Python, SQL and other Big Data technologies to analyse and monitor any non-compliance or fraudulent activities. He has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from HKUST and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. Before entering the data analytics field, he worked as a financial auditor in Ernst and Young and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Hong Kong and Canada.
2021 August Schedule
|1||14 Aug 21 (Sat)||13:00 - 19:00|
|2||21 Aug 21 (Sat)||13:00 - 19:00|
|3||28 Aug 21 (Sat)||13:00 - 19:00|
|4||4 Sep 21 (Sat)||13:00 - 19:00|
|5||11 Sep 21 (Sat)||13:00 - 19:00|
Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Applicants should hold an Advanced Diploma, a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree preferably in the areas of business and statistics (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, IT, engineering, economics or finance) awarded by a recognized institution. Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
- Course Fee : HK$8600 per programme
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Certificate for Module (Business Analytics and Web Scraping)
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|Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate for Module (Business Analytics and Web Scraping)
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