Certificate Suite: Business Analytics (i3BAR) and Visual Analytics (i2VSA) - Workshop SG 2018

This certificate suite delivers the benefits of both business analytics and visual analytics. It covers best practice principles and techniques that enable users to make better and more efficient decisions.

My Offerings


The funding for the Certificate Suite is now fully subscribed, if you are keen to be on the waitlist when the next tranche of funding is available, kindly e-mail us at sg@cpaaustralia.com.au.


If you would like to enrol for the courses without funding, kindly apply via the links below:

Certificate in Business Analytics and Reporting (i3BAR)

Certificate in Visual Analytics and Dashboards (i2VSA)


This certificate suite comprises of two courses:

In i3BAR, the certificate course in business analytics incorporates pre-course learning and preparation followed by three-day face to face training in a highly participative workshop. It aims to enable you to present concise information to management quickly and with maximum data integrity.

In i2VSA, the certificate course in visual analytics incorporates pre-course learning and preparation followed by two-day face to face training in a highly participative workshop. The focus is on typical real life challenges in information analysis and presentation.

Click to view an Excel automated reporting and dashboard demonstration.

Click to view the correlation between the two courses.

Refer to the program brochure for the full course outline.

Trainer Profile

Elaine Chong

i3BAR trainer

Ms Elaine Chong, i3BAR Course Developer and Founder of Institute of Business Analytics Elaine Chong, master trainer and developer of the world renowned course i3BAR has over 20 years of working experience in a leadership management position with experience in the electronics, healthcare, property, insurance, food, construction and consulting industry.  While she was a Financial Controller with a Multi- National Company, she achieved various global awards in management reporting, in the areas of accuracy, timeliness and useful presentation. She has trained thousands of professionals in a structured way to build spreadsheet models for business analytics, reporting and planning purposes, throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, USA and UK.

Simon Lindley

i2VSA trainer

Simon is a specialist in business and finance function transformation including Excel and enterprise based solutions for business intelligence and reporting. He has over 20 years' experience in this area including; programme managing ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence (BI) programmes, implementing shared services, process re-engineering and outsourcing solutions. Simon is a UK Chartered Accountant, MBA, a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional with a Masters level Diploma in Corporate Governance. He also has training and qualifications in Data Science and Statistics.


The objectives of the Certificate in Business Analytics (i3BAR) are as follows:

  • Achieve greater speed and efficiency in reporting
  • Save time through accurate ways of automating data
  • Understand the key components of an integrated model
  • Learn intelligent budget modelling processes
  • Present concise information to management quickly with maximum data integrity
  • Create fully functional reports for responsive decision making

The objectives of the Certificate in Visual Analytics (i2VSA) are as follows:

  • Provide participants with the capability to transform their organisation's decision making through visual analytics and dashboards
  • Better position participants to adapt to the changing role of finance and the increasing importance of business and visual analytics
  • Provide participants with visual analytics and dashboard skills that can significantly improve their potential in their current role and future career.

[Fully subscribed] Funding support is available for the Certificate Suite with 50% off the course fees under the e2i training grant*. Limited to the first 150 registrations. The funding eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The participant shall be Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • The participant completes the pre-course Letter of Undertaking and post-course participant evaluation form, and if applicable, the employer evaluation form;
  • The participant achieves at least 90% attendance for the 5-day program;
  • The participant successfully completes the post-course assessment to be submitted within 30 days from the last day of the 5-day program;
  • The participant is not an employee of any government entity;
  • The participant and/or the company shall not receive any other funding from government sources (with exception to UTAP funding).

* Participants will have to pay the full course fee upon registration, and will be processed for 50% funding reimbursement after they have met all the eligibility criteria. Please note that reimbursement may take up to 6 months from end of course date.


This program suite is suitable for all accounting and finance professionals including Financial Accountants, Cost Accountants, Management Accountants, Financial Auditors, Financial Analysts, CFOs and anyone involved in preparing and reporting data. It is also relevant to those who need to produce financial and non-financial information for board level/ senior stakeholders who have limited time and broad information requirements.

For i3BAR - You will need to have at least two years' experience using intermediate functions in Excel. You will also need to bring a laptop with Excel 2007 or later.



35 hours

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