Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals

IBF-Accredited Data Analytics Training

This IBF-accredited course introduces professionals without an analytics background to the fundamentals of data analytics, and establishes the relevance of data in business thinking. It facilitates learning through case studies and engaging examples as well as activities and exercises.

Course Details: Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals

Level: Basic

Our data analytics workshop offers an introduction to the world of data through relatable and engaging examples, stories and case studies. It focuses on practical application, equipping participants with the techniques and tools needed to effectively use data analytics at the workplace.

A 2-day, interactive course, Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals includes activities, practice exercises and brainstorming sessions. Day 1 features a hands-on session on how to use tables in Excel to analyze large datasets quickly. Day 2 focuses on understanding and applying regression, a popular and versatile predictive analytics technique.

On successful completion of the course and the final assessment, participants receive a Certificate of Completion, and the eligible sponsoring company will receive a Training Allowance Grant (SGD 10/hour, per participant).

This course is ideal for:

  • Those who are new to data analysis
  • Banking, finance and FinTech professionals
  • Managers and directors
  • Those who make critical business decisions

This data analytics course is designed to help you:

  • Understand what is data analytics, types of data analytics and their guiding principles
  • View examples of application of analytics across functions and industries
  • Learn the 6 key steps to analytical decision making
  • Familiarize yourself with common techniques used in predictive analytics
  • Perform data analysis using Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables and other Excel functions)
  • Create basic dashboards in Excel using pivot tables, charts and slicers
  • Perform regression using Excel for predictive analytics on case studies
  • Identify opportunities for the application of analytics within your organization
  • Learn about global analytics trends and how they are impacting the world


Module 1: What is data analytics

  • Overview of data analytics
  • Classification of data analytics

Module 2: Analytics in action

  • Applications of analytics
  • When analytics cannot be applied

Module 3: Framework for analytical decision making

  • The 6-step framework for analytical decision making

Module 4: Understanding data and its tools

  • Statistical techniques and data analysis
  • Data analysis using pivot tables and Excel



Module 5: Introduction to predictive analytics

  • Principles of predictive modelling and machine learning
  • Common applications of predictive analytics

Module 6: Regression with MS Excel

  • Simple linear regression
  • Multiple linear regression

Module 7: Case study analysis and presentation

  • Case study analysis
  • Communicating insights through data visualization

Module 8: The future of analytics and trends

  • How analytics impacts organizations

Fee structure



Course fee SGD 1,296 w/GST SGD 1,296 w/GST
Net fee payable with subsidy
(for Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above)
SGD 456 w/GST
(70% subsidy*)
SGD 456 w/GST
(70% subsidy*)
Net fee payable with subsidy
(for Singapore Citizens aged <40 and PRs)
SGD 696 w/GST
(50% subsidy*)
SGD 696 w/GST
(50% subsidy*)
Validity Period From 1 Jan 2023 From 1 Jan 2023
Net fee payable may be offset with Skills Future Credits Yes No

This course is also available as in-house training for corporate teams.

Subsidy does not include GST

Cancellation Policy

IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS)

Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals is an IBF accredited data analytics course. It qualifies for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS funding), subject to participants meeting all eligibility criteria.

Who is eligible for funding?

  1. Individuals
    Those who aren’t sponsored by a company, but are Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore who are employed in the banking and finance industry. Here, employers refer to financial institutions regulated by MAS (either licensed or exempted from licensing) and FinTech companies registered with Singapore FinTech Association.
  1. Company-sponsored individuals
    Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, physically based in Singapore, can be company-sponsored participants. Here, company sponsors refers to financial institutions regulated by MAS (either licensed or exempted from licensing) and FinTech companies registered with Singapore FinTech Association.

For more information on funding, visit


Skills Future Credit (SFC)

Singapore citizens aged 25 and above can use their SGD 500 SkillsFutureCredit granted by the Government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses, including Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals.

To find out how to submit your claim, visit the SkillsFutureCredit website at

Upcoming Sessions

Course Information

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Type of participants

Individual / Company-sponsored

Course prerequisites

Basic knowledge of MS Excel

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Before subsidy

SGD 1,296 w/GST

After 70% IBF subsidy

Singapore Citizens  and PRs

SGD 456 w/GST

After 50% IBF subsidy

– Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above

SGD 696 w/GST




Subject to eligibility

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Next session

27-28 March


9am – 5pm

Course type


Related courses

Key highlights

IBF subsidy

Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals is an IBF-accredited data analytics course. Individual participants who are Singapore citizens or PRs are eligible for up to 90% subsidy under the IBF Standards Training Scheme. Singapore citizens can pay the net fee via SkillsFutureCredit (SFC).

Company sponsorship

You can also ask the company you work for to sponsor you for this course. Eligible companies will, in addition to the 90% subsidy, receive a Training Allowance Grant up to SGD 10 per hour.

Designed for corporates

Companies regulated by MAS (either licensed or exempted from licensing) and FinTech companies registered with Singapore FinTech Association can send individual employees or teams for this course. Up to 90% subsidy and a Training Allowance Grant of SGD 10 per participant, per hour are available.

Join our virtual classroom

Keeping current circumstances in mind, we now offer our Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals course virtually. Our virtual classroom is just as engaging as a physical classroom setup.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to withdraw, postpone or change your dates of participation, we request you to send us an email at least 1 week prior to the commencement of the course, and have to duly acknowledged by us. Charges will be applicable otherwise. Do go through the complete cancellation policy before making changes.

Making a difference


What is data analytics?

Data analytics helps analyse raw data in order to make informed business decisions. Various approaches like descriptive analysis, diagnostic analysis, predictive analysis and prescriptive analysis are part of data science. These techniques help to optimise business performance and maximise its profits.

Who should attend this data analytics course in Singapore?

This IBF Accredited course is designed to help professional corporate teams and individuals to understand how data analytics can be used for business decision-making. Participants from an organisation will get the opportunity to apply what they learn within their daily professional life. There is no need for an analytics background to attend this course. 

This course at Accord is ideal for candidates who are completely new to the world of data analytics. It is suitable for and can be customised for employees of all levels within an organisation (from junior executives to senior business managers).

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, apart from basic knowledge of Excel. Anyone can enroll and get an IBF-accredited data analytics certification on successful completion of the assessment. At Accord, the basic level course is designed for professionals without an analytics background.

Will I get a data analytics certificate upon completing the course?

Yes. Participants will be presented with an IBF_accredited data analytics certificate upon successful completion of the course.

What is the difference between data analysis and data analytics?

Data analysis is a part of the entire life cycle of data analytics. 

Data analysis includes the collection and examination of raw data, whereas data analytics is the science of using analysis reports to draw meaningful conclusions and business decisions.

Is coding required for a data analytics course for beginners?

At a beginner level, one is not required to have any knowledge of coding.

What kind of software do Data Analysts work with?

A data analyst may need to work with various software. These include business intelligence & data visualisation tools like Tableau and Power BI; data modelling tools like Excel; Machine Learning tools like RapidMiner, SPSS; programming tools like R and Python; data cleaning tools, Big Data tools and many more.