In today’s data-driven world, learning how to collect, integrate and analyze data can help your company make informed business decisions. Develop these valuable skills with our undergraduate Business Analytics Certificate. You can complete this program in as little as 11 months. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, you can fit them into your busy life.
This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft® Office tools including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant technologies for collaboration, and how information is used and shared to accomplish business goals.
PHL/320T: Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business
This course explores the critical thinking techniques necessary to be an effective manager within an organizational setting. Students will focus on critical thinking and reasoning methods as they apply to management concepts within a work environment. Other topics include the use of critical thinking skills in the decision-making process as it applies for successful performance of employees and organizations and achieving desired business goals.
This course introduces the use of statistics for business decision making. After completion of this course, students will be able to explain how to obtain a suitable sample of business data and evaluate its validity and reliability for statistical inferences, produce tables and charts to organize and display business data, interpret numerical business data using measures of central tendency and variability, apply fundamental concepts probability theory for inferential decision making for business, and perform trend analyses.
This course evaluates the process of conducting research for improving decision making within an organization. Students will learn to apply an understanding of commonly employed business research techniques to improve a situation, solve a problem, or change a process. Other topics include problem framing, data collection, data analysis, and data presentation.
This course provides students with an overview of the legal and ethical implications of data. Students will examine the legal and ethical issues that must be considered throughout the lifecycle of data analytics including collection, storage, analysis, and presentation. Other topics include privacy, security, classification, and discrimination. After completion of this course, students will be able to understand the legal and ethical considerations that are necessary when utilizing particular types of data, collection methods, and analysis techniques.
This course introduces students to tools and techniques needed to present data, both simple and complex, to gain support and recommend business decisions. Student will use graphical tools such as graphs, animation, and presentation techniques to communicate the message behind the data and improve decision making. Topics include requirement gathering, graphical representation of data sets, visualization techniques and tools, and data validation.
This course covers basic research methodology applied to marketing issues. Students study methods and techniques for collection, analysis, and interpretation of primary and secondary data for customer and business marketing.
This course will provide students with an overview of the role that business analytics has in the preparation and implementation of change management throughout a project. Students will examine the functions of change management to apply them to activities to meet the strategic and operational plans of an organization. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the importance of the integration of data and decision making on change processes and project management methodologies to implement changes throughout an organization. Focus will also be on managing change to ensure high performance, quality, and operational effectiveness.
BIS/221T: Introduction to Computer Applications and Systems
PHL/320T: Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business
QNT/275T: Statistics for Decision Making
RES/351: Business Research
ETH/328: Data Ethics and Security
IM/310: Data Analytics and Modeling
DSC/330: Data Communication and Visualization for Business
MKT/441: Marketing Research
MGT/362T: Change Management and Implementation
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Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Business Analytics Certificate online.
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