Monday, January 7, 2019

Attend Analytics for Finance Professionals

A Note from Melody Bianchetto, VP Finance

I am very excited to announce the second cohort of "Analytics for Finance Professionals”!

For our team to be a valued and trusted financial partner and for all of us to be prepared for a future workplace, we must be able to provide insights and information to our partners and stakeholders that helps to inform their business decisions. As a result, UVAFinance has partnered with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and participants in the Cornerstone Program to develop a 4-day course to help you learn how to use data to advise and influence your stakeholders.

The ability to incorporate business analytics in your daily work is essential to providing valuable analysis and insight, automating and optimizing business processes, and preparing for Finance Strategic Transformation. Successful business analytics depends on an organizational commitment to data-driven decision-making, data quality, and skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business. This course will help you become one of these skilled analysts, at just the right time as we begin to review our current business processes.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a UVA-recognized certificate of completion.

Read more about the course and register after the jump!

The upcoming session will be held:
  • Monday and Tuesday, January 28-29, 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Monday and Tuesday, February 4-5, 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Carruthers Hall, Carr-1 and Carr-2
Cohort Size:  up to 25 students.
Cost of Attendance: $1,050

This course will be covered by UVA Education benefits, for employees who meet the eligibility requirements. Information on the UVA Education benefit program can be found at the UVA HR website: UVAFinance employees have the first opportunity to register at the Eventbrite link:, and we encourage you to register by January 18th. After this date, any remaining spots will be opened up to UVAFinance partners in departments, schools and units.

Materials: The course syllabus and suggested materials will be available in UVA Collab by January 13th. In order to get the most from the course, you should be a proficient user of Excel and have knowledge of basic statistical principles. It may be helpful to courses as a review prior to the start of the class.

Instructor: Dr. Majed Al-Ghandour

Dr. Majed Al-Ghandour is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). He teaches Data Mining for Managers and ISBU ISSS 3880- Data Analytics & Decision-Making, and leads workshops in HR Analytics and Analytics for Finance Professionals. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering from North Carolina State University and his areas of interest are Data Analytics, Visualization, Programming, Funding Optimizations, and Risk Analysis.

I hope many of you will take advantage of this opportunity to expand your skills and to prepare for the future workplace! If you have any questions, please email Lynne Schwar.

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