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Data Visualization and Storytelling for Business, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 days
University rank #145 (QS) ,
The Data Visualization and Storytelling for Business is a short course that can be learned at Aarhus University. It is about preparing interactive dashboards and data stories that effectively communicate data insights to facilitate managerial decision-making.


The sheer amount, speed and variety of data available to business today can either overwhelm or drive breakthrough decisions crucial to business success and growth. Data visualization is a multidisciplinary discipline that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to transform data (big and small) into fuel for effective decision making through the powerful medium of telling stories with data. The Data Visualization and Storytelling for Business course offered by Aarhus University hand’s on introduction to the latest data visualization techniques and tools organized around key topics.

During this course, you will apply best practices for visual analytics, including choosing the right chart type for the situation and avoiding visualization techniques that can mislead, as well as create static charts, interactive dashboards and data stories that effectively communicate the data's trends, patterns and insights in an engaging way to meet stakeholder needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 days
    • Duration description
      2 July - 19 July
  • Credits
    10 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • The context of data visualization
  • Data quality and preparation for visualization
  • Visual analytics
  • Design for user-oriented visualizations based on essential cognitive and perceptual principles


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English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.
  • Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of descriptive statistics and some experience with Excel or other spreadsheet program. Programming experience is not required.
  • Exchange students: nomination from your home university
  • Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1459 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1459 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.
  • EU/EEA

    690 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 690 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 17 days.
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Living costs for Aarhus

  • 6639 - 10060 DKK/month
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