Executive Certificate in Applied Business Analytics and Decision Optimization - HKU SPACE: FinTech and Financial Intelligence courses
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Executive Certificate in Applied Business Analytics and Decision Optimization
行政人員證書《應用商業分析與決策優化》

Course Code
EP136A
Application Code
1855-EP136A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
21 Nov 2020 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Feb 2021
Duration
1 month to 2 months
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$7000
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Deadline on 06 Nov 2020 (Fri)
Enquiries
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Python is a useful programming language for data analysis! Welcome to enrol this programme by learning the application of Python to handle Big Data, performing Business Analytics and facilitating optimal decision making.

This programme provides students with the essential knowledge of Big Data, the framework of Business Analytics as well as the usage of computer software to optimize the solution for effective decision making. The programme also covers the data preparation procedures, methods in handling big data using Python, techniques of Business Analytics and optimal solution for decision making. Apart from applying the knowledge to solve problems in their workplace, students may consider further their studies in Big Data, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Operation Research, FinTech and Quantitative Analysis in future.

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Teacher profiles:

(1) Mr. Kevin Chung
Mr. Chung is a specialist in Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis and Data Science. He received his Bachelor and Master Degree in Mathematics from the University of Toronto. He had been a Mathematics and Statistics lecturer in HKUSPACE Community College for more than six years. Since 2013, he became interested and has been doing research in Data Science and Machine Learning. Coming from an academic background, and then working as a machine learning engineer and data scientist, Mr. Chung likes to discuss Data Science and Machine Learning from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

(2)Mr. Cyrus Tsui
Mr. Tsui have 10+ years of banking experience in both Hong Kong and London, specialize in valuation, PnL and Risk. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. In-depth understanding of complex financial products with programming ability, strong communication skill and solid experience in stakeholder management. 

(3) Mr. Stephen Cheng
Mr. Stephen Cheng has over 30 Years of experience in the IT industry, with senior positions at international corporations such as Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer, Portal Software, Amdocs. Mr. Cheng’s broad industrial experience ranges from R&D, Software development, Consulting, Marketing, Pre-sales and Professional Services.  Stephen has a strong track record in delivering successful projects worldwide:  Swisscom, Vodafone, China Mobile, Smartone, HSBC, Telstra etc. Mr. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts (Physics) from Vassar College; MS and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Babson College in the US. Mr. Cheng is currently working on a project at the Hong Kong Chinese University, applying Machine Learning and AI techniques on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

(4) Dr. Garry Luk
Dr. Garry Luk is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) of British Computer Society. His major research interest in Business system analysis and design, Big data implementation and application, Information management technology. He has been working on the higher education sector for more than 18 years for teaching and research support.
Moreover, Dr. Luk also as a part-time lecturer since 2004 for Vocational training council, School of Continuing Education Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong University of Professional and Continuing Education on E-commerce, Business information system, System Analysis & Design. Dr. Luk will share and inspired Executives at various levels from his rich research and working experiences.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. outline the applications of Big Data for business and Big Data handling process;
  2. identify data governance and security issues for Business Analytics;
  3. apply mathematical techniques and statistical methods for data analysis with business applications;
  4. use optimization methods to perform decision making for business and finance; and
  5. solve business and financial problems quantitatively using computer software.
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration
  • 30 hours per module
Venue
  • Hong Kong Island Campus
  • Kowloon East Campus

The programme consists of one module with three main parts : 

(1) Framework of Business Analytics

  • Introduction to Big Data and its Business applications
  • Data governance, security and privacy for Business Analytics
  • Preparation for data analytics: data collection, data extraction, data integration and data cleaning
  • ​Data Wrangling using Python

 

(2) Techniques in Business Analytics

  • Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical techniques for Data Analysis
  • Python for Big Data and Statistical Analysis
  • Financial Time Series Analysis
  • Simulation and Model building for Business
  • Applications for Business Analytics

 

(3) Leveraging Big Data into Optimization for Decision Making

  • Optimizing decisions with Big Data using Python
  • Applications of optimization in Business and Finance
  • Decision Optimization for Business and Finance

Assessment method:  In-class exercises + group presentation

 

The Executive Certificate will be conferred to candidates who pass in continuous assessment and final assessment as well as achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme


 

Timetable

November 2020 intake 

Lecture Date Time
1 21 Nov 20 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
2 28 Nov 20 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
3 5 Dec 20 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
4 12 Dec 20 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00
5 19 Dec 20 (Sat) 13:00 - 19:00


Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.

Applicants shall hold:
a)    a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized University or equivalent; or
b)   an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

Priority will be given to those applicants who have a mathematics, statistics, science, computer science, engineering, information technology or business analysis background.

Applicants with other qualification and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.

**Please upload copy of HKID and proof of degree while applying online. 

Application Fee

HK$150 (student only needs to pay one time application fee for all EC in Big Data Series)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7000 (course fees are subject to change without prior notice)

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:

 

In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.

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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.