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Postgraduate Modules


The UWI Cave Hill Campus offers a select range of modules of their Master’s level degree bearing programmes as short courses for professional development, through the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPDLL).  Whether you are seeking to advance in your area of expertise or get a taste for a master’s level programme that you are interested in pursuing, CPDLL affords its lifelong learners the opportunity to gain knowledge from our postgraduate standalone modules.

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Accounting for Managerial Decision Making

Accounting for Managerial Decision Making

Business owners are faced with countless decisions on a daily basis. Managerial accounting information is a key tool used to inform these decisions. By leveraging this powerful tool, managers are able to provide a data-driven look at how to make businesses more successful and stay ahead of competitors. This course serves to equip delegates with the critical accounting skills needed to do just this. By building delegates’ accounting skills as it relates to the use of accounting information for decision making, this course will enable delegates to take advantage of career opportunities in accounting as well as other areas of management.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments have grown tremendously over the past two decades and have been receiving increased attention among institutional investors. Hence, the objective of this course is to introduce delegates to alternative assets and the role they play as part of a diversified investment portfolio. Delegates will explore a variety of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, commodities, managed futures and real estate. The course will also cover operations, trading strategies, risk management, and performance measures of hedge funds.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

The modern corporation faces fierce competition not only in the product markets, but the capital markets as well. Accordingly, knowing how to create and maximize a company’s value is an essential tool for finance professionals. This course therefore seeks to help delegates develop the analytical skills needed for determining and enhancing the value of a firm.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning

Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning

Drawing on feminist critiques of development, this course examines the production of unequal relations of gender, racialization and other forms of social stratification in the development process.  Its objective is to examine, evaluate and guide practitioners in the use of gender mainstreaming approaches, gender analysis models and gender planning tools. During this course, delegates will be exposed to a range of case studies and experienced practitioners in the field.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

Admission Term: 2019/2020 Semester I

 

Data Mining 1 – Supervised Learning

Data Mining 1 – Supervised Learning

Data mining is a key method for extracting hidden information and knowledge from large volumes of digital data. This course in data mining will therefore prepare delegates to be competent in the world of “Big Data”. It will help delegates develop a good understanding of the basic concepts, principles and techniques of data mining, and equip them with the skills necessary to process large datasets and solve data science problems using data mining tools and systems. Topics to be covered include: decision trees, support vector machines, neural networks, naïve bayes, ensemble methods, and kernel methods.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Database Design and Management

Database Design and Management

Database design and management skills are vital to enable efficient storage and extraction of large volumes of digital data.  This course will enable delegates to develop a good understanding of the basic concepts, principles and techniques of database design and management, and equip them with the skills necessary to analyse, design, and develop well-structured relational databases. In particular, delegates will learn data modelling using entity-relationship diagrams and will use database management systems (DBMS) to gain an appreciation of the concepts and practical applications of database management.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Data Preparation and Visualization

Data Preparation and Visualization

Data gathering is often a tedious and arduous job. Once gathered, it typically includes mistakes, omissions, and inconsistencies that can significantly distort the results of data analysis. As a result, data preparation is an inevitable and vital step that needs to be carried out before analysing any large dataset. The goal of this course therefore is to introduce delegates to different tools and techniques designed for collecting data and preparing them for further analysis. The course will cover: obtaining data from the web, APIs, and databases in various formats, detecting errors in large datasets, and the basics of data cleaning.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Digital Analytics

Digital Analytics

This course is designed to develop students’ conceptual and practical understanding of how to utilize digital data to drive business success. Specifically, it will expose students to an array of the most current digital analytics tools and methods as well as to the technical information necessary to: obtain and analyse digital data, turn data into insights and communicate insights into actionable recommendations. Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement digital analytics in an organizational context in order to support and achieve both strategic and tactical business objectives.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Equity & Fixed Income Securities

Equity & Fixed Income Securities

It is key for today’s finance professional to have a working knowledge of the benefits and the pitfalls of both equities and fixed incomes, in order to sufficiently advise investors in the future. As such, this course aims to provide this knowledge. In the area of Equities, delegates will be exposed to various valuation methods, financial statement analysis, technical analysis and portfolio management. In terms of Fixed income securities, delegates will be exposed to the basic analytics of fixed-income securities, forward rates, term structure theories, immunization and understanding the effects of various embedded options. 

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Events Operation Management

Events Operation Management

Event operations is increasingly being used to provide new revenue streams and profits for a wide range of hospitality and tourism businesses. Businesses are therefore being challenged by competitors and industry demands to better utilise space, manpower and other expensive resources to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Growing specialist skills in event operations management therefore becomes critical if tourism destinations and/or hospitality organisations are to increase profits through this activity. The module introduces a range of event operations management models and techniques and considers the importance of quality management through the process. The module will demonstrate how theoretical understanding can be applied and help aid the operational planning and implementation of events.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Electronic Marketing

Electronic Marketing

Electronic Marketing is now an integral part of the modern marketing landscape and is a key vehicle for forging stronger relationships with current customers and for reaching a global audience in a cost-effective, customer friendly manner. A grasp of analytics will give delegates greater career success in the local, regional and international marketing arenas. Electronic Marketing will introduce delegates to market development, marketing strategy and consumer engagement in the electronic and digital environments. The course will address website and social media site design and the development of mobile marketing.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

The environment has been identified as a key determinant of health. This course is focused on helping delegates to acquire a sound working knowledge and to develop the skills that underpin effective management of current and emergent developments in environmental health. It introduces the learner to the philosophical constructs that underpin environmental health, in particular the inter- connectedness between humans and the environment and the resulting impact on health at the local and global level.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Health Management III (Human Resources for Health)

Health Management III (Human Resources for Health)

This course is designed to introduce delegates to the general concepts of human resources development with specific focus on the human resources management within the health sector. It will provide a general orientation to the subject matter where delegates will be presented with an overview of the situation of Human Resources for Health from global and regional perspectives. Delegates will therefore gain sound knowledge on topics including organizational development, health sector reform, strategic planning of human resources, and the identification of various functions and stakeholders of human resources management in the health sector.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Health Care Systems

Health Care Systems

It is recognised that health care systems are becoming increasingly complex, requiring innovative and transformative approaches to management and leadership. This course explores the management of two key types of resources: people and non-people resources including, finances and information. It challenges the notion about the differences between leadership and management and examines the legal and ethical frameworks which underpin management in healthcare system resources.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Health Promotion

Health Promotion

This course provides a general overview of health education and health promotion, its principles, scope and practice through a determinants-based approach. It will stimulate awareness of the current global public health issues and the relevance of health promotion strategies to these issues.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

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