Decision Science for Analysts


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3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Take better decisions backed by data. Using a simple 5-step framework.

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HWZ Fachhochschule

Course overview

Decisions based on gut feeling are a thing of the past.

🧑‍🏫 Learn a straightforward 5-step decision science process designed in the real world.

🚀 Combine this framework and your analysis skills to effectively answer questions and delight stakeholders.

💡 Engage with peers from different backgrounds in our live workshops, access templates and resources and bring your own data to get valuable feedback.

Is this course for you?


You're an analyst or person who wants to become great at answering questions. You have a good understanding of data and basic statistics.


Stakeholders ask you questions regularly and you're constantly trying to challenge them.


You're sick of spending hours working on simple reports and want to do deep analytical work instead.

What you'll learn

Analysts don't usually help take decisions, but they should.

Not only will you learn about Prime Route, my 5-step Decision Science framework developed over several years, but also the background behind good decisions and how to help your stakeholders take better decisions.

Figure out the important stuff.

You'll learn all about enabling stakeholders (and you!) to design better hypotheses. After all, a decision starts with an assumption that we want to prove or disprove!

Data insights are more impactful when reached collaboratively.

Slipping off into the depths of darkness for your analysis doesn't yield good results. With a proven lean process that involves stakeholders during the analysis stages, you'll be answering questions in hours, not days.

This course includes

8 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

12 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

1 project to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

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    Free resource

    Free Appetiser: Low- vs High-Value Decisions

    Not fully decided yet? Grab yourself a 1-page handout about "Low vs High-Value Decisions" and a 5-minute video excerpt from the last cohort where I explained this concept!

    Get the free recording & PDF
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    Invest 6 hours a week for 3 weeks (like a weekly game night with friends)

    A combination of live sessions, self-learning and Q&A calls make this course as effective as possible for everyone.

    A little bit about me

    Matthew Brandt (Matty)

    Matthew Brandt (Matty)

    I make data taste better.

    What does that mean?

    It means that like raw food, data requires careful planning and execution to deliver an exceptional dish (outcome). I guess that makes me a chef? 🧑‍🍳

    In all seriousness: I enable others to use data to make the best decisions by flexing my broad expertise in data analytics. Since over 10 years I've helped design tracking concepts, create databases, build data products and lead endless analysis meetings about what colour the sign up button should be. 😜

    My dayjob for a Swiss corporate startup in digital health occupies me full-time. I also teach at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) and University of St. Gallen (HSG), and I'm a prolific content creator livestreaming on Twitch and producing YouTube videos.

    Seeing others succeed is what fuels me to keep going. I'm excited to combine my unique experience in data analytics and live-learning and sharing it with you!

    What others say about me

            Matty is an absolutely world-class data educator. Whether you're looking to dive deep into technical SQL concepts or expand your understanding of soft skills & frameworks, he approaches every lesson conversationally. If you want to learn from an educator who will inspire you and talk to you like a friend the whole way, Matty is your person.
    Allie Beazell

    Allie Beazell

    Marketing Chief of Staff @ Census
            If you want to learn about how to do data analysis, I can think of few better people than Matty. Not only is he a talented technical analyst, but he is also a gifted communicator, which is so crucial in this field - not only can he tell you *what* happened, but why it happened, and why it matters.
    Randall Helms

    Randall Helms

    Head of Data, Analytics & AI @ Snowplow
            Matty is one of the few people who manages to bridge the gap between knowing and doing in a both practical and educational way. I have never attended anything from his hand, where I didn't leave a little smarter. It's kind of strange but for a decision-science cohort, joining is kind of a no-brainer.
    Steen Rasmussen

    Steen Rasmussen

    Co-founder, Director of Data Innovation @ IIH Nordic
            Matty is a thoughtful, empathetic, and engaging teacher. He is uniquely capable of explaining complex data and analytics concepts plainly and effectively to any audience. Matty's joy for data and teaching comes through in every stream and class making him one of the few teachers that are both effective and fun.
    Taylor Brownlow

    Taylor Brownlow

    Product & Data @ Count
            I've come across Matty through his product analytics course at CXL. He played a pivotal role into my career transition in data and is a great instructor that gets both business and data, which is rare. From him you will learn material and methods to stay on top of your game in the data & tech space. Cannot recommend learning from him enough!
    Juliana Jackson

    Juliana Jackson

    Sr. Data & Optimization Strategist @ Media.Monks
            In Matthew's hands, data transforms into wisdom. Let him guide you on a journey of discovery, where every analysis unveils new understanding. In his Twitch streams, he shows in a pleasantly calm and efficient way how to recognise patterns in any type of data and derive meaningful insights from it.
    Richard Stinauer

    Richard Stinauer

    Managing Director @ adtraffic - a media plan company
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    Your 3-week plan to taking decisions backed by data
    Your 3-week plan to taking decisions backed by data

    2 live sessions/week + optional Q&A slot
    • 2 x Weekly Sessions (Tue / Thu) 🧠

      18:00 - 20:00 CET

      We will hold our 2h live-learn sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you're not able to attend, recordings will be available immediately afterwards in the Student Hub on Maven.

    • Course Project 🤓

      2 hrs/week

      In addition to learning live, you should complete a small project, either on your own or with others from the class - as you prefer! This is completely optional, but it's strongly encouraged to apply the learnings to your own situation.

    • Weekly Q&A Slot (optional) 🗣️

      45 minutes

      I will be offering a 45-minute slot where anyone with questions about the course or specific challenges can drop in - no need to stay for the full slot!

    • Demo Day 🎉

      18:00 - 21:00 CET

      On the final Thursday of our 3-week cohort, we'll have a special 3-hour session to showcase projects, answer questions and celebrate you completing the course!

    Learning is better when it's collaborative

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