Business Analytics certificate course

Our 10-week Business Analytics certificate course is a hands-on learning experience, designed by industry practitioners to help professionals accelerate their careers with a foundation in data and analytics.

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Learn online, on-demand
Including online mentor-led sessions

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Accelerate your career
Gain in-demand tech skills and certifications

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Build your confidence
Hands-on practice and expert feedback

A fully guided, supported learning experience

Step 1

Discover new skills

Develop and master new in-demand digital skills and know-how from industry experts.

Introduction to Business Analytics

  • Explain the importance of business analytics in an organization
  • Communicate how analytics differs from data science, data engineering, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML)

Technical Introduction: Data Modeling

  • Identify data needed to answer key research questions
  • Organize data for exploratory analysis
  • Apply a Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagram to describe a set of data

Introduction to SQL

  • Describe the types of business problems you can solve using SQL
  • Query data using SQL
  • Practice basic SQL operations

Data Visualization Technology and Fundamentals

  • Use Microsoft Excel to explore, organize and visualize data
  • Use Tableau Desktop to load, organize and visualize data
  • Apply a structured process to create and communicate insights for an effective data visualization

Career Planning and Future of Business Analytics

  • Explain the pros/cons of choosing a career in different industries and functions
  • Develop a successful social media/online strategy to market oneself
  • Confidently prepare for job interviews

And Much More

  • Aligning Metrics and KPIs to Business Objectives
  • Extracting Actionable Data Insights
  • Planning and Measuring Business Impact
Step 2

Earn in-demand credentials

Successful completion of the program earns you a valuable Business Analytics certificate of completion. You also get hands-on technology experience and finish the program prepared to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam.

Step 3

Advance your career

Get the support you need to meet your unique goals. Whether you’re looking for a promotion or to start a new career, we’re here to help.

Resume and cover letter review + tips

Put your best foot forward and ensure you stand out from the crowd. Learn how to customize your resume to the job description, use technology-friendly formatting, and explore examples to inspire the content that will set you apart.

Optimize your LinkedIn profile

Leverage LinkedIn to open doors and be the backstop to all of your other job search efforts.

Small group workshops

Ask questions, compare notes with other learners, and expand your network. Hosted by a career coach, topics during these sessions may include: career development, communicating transferable skills, negotiating tips, and Q&As with a hiring manager or recruiter.

Career coaching

Need a bit more help or have specific areas or concerns you want more input on? Get access to our career coaches.

So you can…

Interview with confidence

Learn how to navigate various interview questions and prove your worth when you are actually “in the room” and properly follow up post-interview. Then, practice, practice, practice!

Negotiate with ease

Maximize your opportunity by understanding how to negotiate a job offer for life-changing compensation and benefits.

Transform your career

Learn the strategy of career advancement. Contrary to popular belief, job searching is not based on pure luck. It is, instead, a tried-and-true “process” that anybody can learn and apply.

"This program was everything I’d hoped for and more. By far the best decision that I made while looking for my next role.”

Explore your options

Meet with our advisors to discover potential career possibilities, review if this type of program is right for you, and discuss available discounts and flexible payment options.

Learn from industry experts

They’re living it. Your expert instructors work in the industry today and are eager to pass along their expertise to you. You’ll learn innovative techniques and technologies from our roster of handpicked industry pros. Gain real-world insights and deep knowledge to prepare you for today’s in-demand jobs.

Megan Dixon

Director of Data Science, Assurance IQ, Fitbit

Eric Johnson

Data Scientist, Facebook

Tatiana Sorokina

Data Scientist, Novartis

Annu Kristipati

Analytics Consultant, 4 Mile Analytics, Looker

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Business Analytics certificate course

10 weeks

Flexible online learning with optional mentor-led live sessions

Price: $2,500

$1,850 (Save $650)

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Flexible payment options may be available
On-demand with live sessions
Expert instructors

Prepare for the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam + certificate of completion from Grand Valley State University

December 5, 2022-February 17, 2023

Optional live sessions

Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. PT

Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. CT

Wednesdays, 5:00–7:00 p.m. MT

Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

January 9-March 17, 2023

Optional live sessions

Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. PT

Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. CT

Tuesdays, 5:00–7:00 p.m. MT

Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

February 6-April 14, 2023

Optional live sessions

Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. PT

Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. CT

Wednesdays, 5:00–7:00 p.m. MT

Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I ensure a spot in the course?

Course sizes are limited, so you will want to complete the enrollment form and payment process in order to secure a spot.

Who is the ideal candidate for this course?

Characteristics of an ideal candidate include someone who is tech savvy and inquisitive; driven and motivated to learn and apply new skills; curious about other disciplines in Business Analytics; has a desire to understand and apply data; is a metrics-oriented multi-tasker, who can balance the time commitment required for the program with other responsibilities.

Our program is ideal for:

  • Recent graduates looking to build practical, hands-on skill sets
  • Business professionals looking to improve their analytics skills
  • Experienced professionals re-entering the workforce
  • Working professionals looking to make a shift into business analytics or expanding potential by becoming more knowledgeable about data-informed decision making
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business by utilizing a set of analytics tools

Do I need to have previous Business Analytics experience?

Not necessarily. Some material may be more advanced to those without any previous experience, in which case our mentors can work with you to help fill the knowledge gap to ensure you are getting a full experience.

How many hours a week should I expect to spend on the program?

Each week learners can expect to spend four to six hours working independently (engaging with the online content and/or working in their Strategic Business Analytics Playbook). In addition, learners will meet once a week for one to two hours in a live, group session. These live sessions are optional but highly recommended.

If I enroll in this program, am I considered a University of Arizona student?

No, participants in these noncredit programs are not admitted to or enrolled in a University of Arizona for-credit program. Program participants will not be issued a student ID card (CatCard), and they will not have access to on-campus recreational facilities, library privileges, computer labs, discounts or other admitted-student benefits.

Will I receive credit for this course?

No, this is a non-credit course. As such, it is not eligible for financial aid. However, many employers offer reimbursement for continuing education so check with your human resources department to determine your eligibility.

Will I receive credit for this course?

Yes… this training certificate is eligible for 3 hours of college credit if you seek ongoing degree work through IWU.  If the outcomes align with a course in your program, you could get full course credit. If it does not, you will receive general elective credit.

What is the Talent Ladder?

The Talent Ladder offers comprehensive, innovative training solutions to employers, organizations and individuals facing talent shortages and skill gaps. We create training programs that attract, develop, and upskill the workforce and offer college credit toward degrees in the process. We connect training to education through credit eligible micro-credentials.

What do I need to do to pass the course?

In order to receive a certificate of completion, learners must achieve 70% or better on each module assessment, complete 100% of online coursework, and submit a fully completed Strategic Business Analytics Playbook.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

Learners have one week from the start date of the course to drop and receive a full refund.

How do I contact someone to learn more about the course?

We’re happy to help! Email us at support@greenfig.com and someone from our admissions team will respond with additional details.

Who is GreenFig?

We partner with GreenFig, a market-driven education company based in Silicon Valley, CA, to offer innovative and highly rated learning experiences that help adult learners and working professionals build work-ready digital skills and earn industry-recognized credentials.

Where does the program take place?

You’ll access on-demand content and assignments through our learning platform and join the optional (but recommended) mentor-led, live broadcast once a week through our video conference platform. The online learning portal can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

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