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Register before August 31 and receive 10% off.

Learn how to contribute to the effective use of predictive analytics in your organization.

The University of Waterloo and CPA Ontario have collaborated to deliver a professional development certificate program tailored for CPAs who want to advance their careers with analytics-driven decision-making.

This program allows CPAs to work comfortably and confidently with predictive analytics. The program’s modules combine a broad understanding of industry-standard data analytics process with a focus on forecasting models, a type of predictive analytics particularly relevant for accounting and finance applications.

Please visit our website for more information on this new Digital Certificate in Predictive Analytics.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Learn to interpret output from statistical analysis software, such as R, to make data-driven decisions
  • Understand the ins and outs of data analytics: descriptive analytics, diagnostic analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics
  • Make data-driven decisions by learning to integrate and analyze data from multiple sources
  • Forecast for the future by leveraging financial and non-financial data, such as customer attributes and weather data, in your models
  • Apply learnings through a real-time data analytics project, using the industry standard process for data mining (CRISP-DM)

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

Participants should have a basic understanding of descriptive statistics (e.g., MEAN, MEDIAN, MIN, MAX).

HOW YOU LEARN

This course is delivered virtually in four modules and includes 20 hours of learning.

Participants will be expected to start the self-paced module on their own and come prepared to the first instructor-led session. Expect live and interactive instructor-led sessions, group project work, peer review groups with feedback, presentation opportunities, debrief sessions and self-paced learning activities. Participants do not need to write code or use specific software applications because course instructors will demonstrate the analysis techniques and provide results for participants to interpret.

SCHEDULE

Sessions will occur every Monday, beginning on October 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST.

SHARE YOUR ACHIEVEMENT

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a verified digital certificate from the University of Waterloo that will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. Your digital certificate can be shared with your professional and personal networks.

WHO THIS PROGRAM IS FOR

CPAs and financial professionals who want to enhance their data literacy and help their organizations gain a competitive advantage with valuable predictive analytic skills.

Managers or Directors interested in career advancement and gaining a deeper understanding of data analytics.

Executives who want to enhance their financial expertise, keeping up to date with the changing needs in data, analytics and insights.

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