Today, businesses, consumers, and societies leave behind massive amounts of data as a byproduct of their activities. Leading-edge companies in every industry are using analytics to replace intuition and guesswork in their decision-making. As a result, managers are collecting and analyzing enormous data sets to discover new patterns and insights and running controlled experiments to test hypotheses.
Individual course: $500
Course duration: 16 weeks total
Time commitment: 10-12 hours each week
Experience level: Advanced
Learning partner: The Georgia Institute of Technology
This course prepares students to understand business analytics and become leaders in these areas in business organizations. This course teaches the scientific process of transforming data into insights for making better business decisions.
It covers the methodologies, issues, and challenges related to analyzing business data. It will illustrate the processes of analytics by allowing students to apply business analytics algorithms and methodologies to business problems. The use of examples places business analytics techniques in context and teaches students how to avoid the common pitfalls, emphasizing the importance of applying proper business analytics techniques.
After taking this course, students should be able to:
Approach business problems data-analytically. Students should be able to think carefully and systematically about whether and how data and business analytics can improve business performance.
Develop business analytics ideas, analyze data using business analytics software, and generate business insights.
Computing for Data Analysis, Introduction to Analytics Modeling, and each of their prerequisites
Who can take this course?
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About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.
Georgia Tech offers its top-10 ranked online master’s in analytics (OMS Analytics) degree for less than $10,000 with courses delivered on edX. Three of Georgia Tech’s OMS Analytics foundational courses form the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program on edX, which learners can pursue as a standalone program, open to anyone. More information is on the MicroMasters program.