Mind your Business: Make data-driven decisions with Business Intelligence

General description

Have you ever wondered how successful businesses make big decisions? How about spending the summer in sunny Portugal; does that sound good to you? If so, welcome to Coimbra’s BEST Course in Summer!

This course, suitable to beginners, will allow you to explore the fundamentals of Business Intelligence, as it’s designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of data-driven decision-making, including key concepts and methodologies. You will also get to know the main tools used to gather, analyse, and visualise business data. If someone ever tells you to mind your business again, now is the time to learn how!

But don’t worry, you won’t spend all your time in classrooms! We have prepared for you a lot of fun activities to get to know each other and share our many traditions and customs. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Portugal’s finest beaches and spend unforgettable nights in our vibrant City of Students!

Don’t be shy, just apply!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Computational Sciences , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Logistics
Content and topics:
Data Warehousing; ETL- Extraction, Transformation and Loading; Data Mining; Evaluation and Visualization; Project-based Learning
Learning goals and objectives:
At the end of this introductory course, students will achieve foundational understanding of fundamental concepts, methodologies, and tools crucial for data-driven decision-making, namely by attaining learning goals centred on gathering, analysing, and visualising business data.
Examination type:
Project development and presentation
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter, relevant academic background, level of English and answers to our questions. Show us your interest, personality and creativity!

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Hostel or University dorms
Breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch/dinner (at least 1 hot meal) will be provided by the organisers. Some meals will take place at the university canteens but you'll also experience Coimbra's finest chefs (the beautiful members of our Local BEST Group!).
Public transportation, walking or private transport arranged by our Local BEST Group.