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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

 

Advance Trade In Services

Advance Trade In Services

This course introduces students to the rules based system governing international trade in services, the ongoing negotiations for greater liberalization of depth and scope of services at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels as well as recent development and trends shaping the landscape for traded services.Specific comparative analysis will be made to the negotiation, formulation and operation of the rules governing services in various fora. Attention would be paid to the powerful influences on patterns of trade. This would include rapid technological advances that propel the rise of FinTech, servicification, global value chains as well as international organisations and groupings such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU)

 

Advanced Software Engineering

Advanced Software Engineering

Software engineering has matured over the past thirty years or so to become recognized as a true engineering practice. The term software engineer is generally used in place of the word programmer in fields where highly-skilled computer scientists are called up to wrestle with challenging problems. This course prepares students to become software engineers rather than programmers. It teaches them how to apply a disciplined and robust approach to software development. Students who are interested in careers in software engineering, project management, and IT management or application development would benefit from this course. Face-to-face and online lecturers, in-class and on-line discussions and hands-on labs will be used in the delivery of the course.

 

 

Advanced Web Technologies

Advanced Web Technologies

The course facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to build enterprise-scale Web-based applications. Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include: web services, object-oriented analysis and design, design patterns, application frameworks and service-oriented architectures (SOA). The course is intended for students pursuing careers as Web application developers, IT consultant team managers, IT managers, software architects or solutions architects. The delivery mechanisms used for this course include face-to-face lectures, online and in-class discussions, class presentations and hands-on labs.

 

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

 

Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics

This course examines the theoretical and practical techniques used in the analysis of large data sets. It covers data collection, data pre-processing, predictive, prescriptive and descriptive analytics as well as social network analytics. The course will facilitate discussion of case studies that involve big data analytics including fraud detection, web analytics and recommender systems. This course targets students who intend to pursue careers as data scientists work in the field of data analytics. Due to the data and technology intensive nature of the material, this course will be delivered primarily through face-to-face instruction and hands-on lab sessions.

 

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

The course exposes students to the important concepts, technologies and architectures that form the cloud computing paradigm. Topics that will be covered in this course include: fundamental concepts and models, cloud enabling technology, cloud infrastructure mechanisms, cloud security mechanisms, cost metrics and pricing models and service quality metrics and SLAs. Students who are pursuing careers as application developers, a web developers, or a system administrators; or those desirous of fostering a clear understanding of cloud computing, as well as the ability to clearly articulate the business case for cloud computing will benefit from this course. The delivery mechanisms used for this course include face-to-face lectures, online and in-class discussions, class presentations and hands-on labs.

 

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

 

Enterprise Architecture Modelling

Enterprise Architecture Modelling

This course equips students with the knowledge, tools and techniques used in modelling enterprise systems. It will cover topics that include: an introduction to enterprise architecture; governance instruments; architecture methods and frameworks; description languages like BPMN and UML; enterprise modelling; viewpoint design and visualization; architecture analysis and alignment. This course targets students pursuing careers in IT as developers, architects, project/team leaders, project managers, IT managers or IT consultants. Students currently holding, occupying, or who aspire to undertake team lead, architect or management positions will immediately benefit from this course. Course delivery will be realised through face-to-face interactive lectures, online and in-class discussions and hands-on lab sessions.

 

Enterprise Information Systems

Enterprise Information Systems

This course presents an overview of all aspects on information systems in the enterprise. Topics to be covered include: managing in a digital world, managing information system infrastructures, gaining the competitive edge using information systems; developing information systems and using big data and analytics. This course is for students who want a strong foundation in developing IT systems as well as the ability to clearly articulate the business case for its adoption. It is also for students seeking a career path in application development, IT management, project management, software testing and security. The course will be delivered using face-to-face lectures, online and in-class discussions, class presentations and hands-on labs.

 

Fundamentals of Secure Software Design

Fundamentals of Secure Software Design

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to build software that is difficult to exploit. It covers the technical aspects of secure coding with additional focus on the software designprocess to ensure that security is part and parcel of the design rather than an afterthought. Topics covered in this course include: an introduction to cryptography; understanding current and emerging threats; securing the network, operating system and database environments; vulnerability mapping and incorporating security into the software development process. This course is a prerequisite for students who are desirous of becoming IT security consultants, secure software developers or IT security auditors. Face-to-face lecturers, online presentations, hands-on lab sessions, and in-class discussions will be used in the delivery of the course material.

 

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

 

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