Business Analytics program

Our 10-week Business Analytics program 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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Business Analytics Science Student

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


Accelerate your career
Gain in-demand tech skills and certifications


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

Learn the Basics of 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 to load, organize and visualize data
  • Earn Tableau eLearning badges
  • Get one full year of free access to Tableau eLearning content (a $120 value)

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 award of completion. You also get hands-on technology experience and finish the program prepared to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam.

Included in this course is one full year of free access to Tableau eLearning content (a $120 value)... so you can learn during and after the course.

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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 program

10 weeks

Flexible online learning with optional mentor-led live sessions

Price: $2,500

$2,152 (Save $348)

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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 + award of completion from University of Virginia

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, 5–7 p.m. MT

March 6-May 19, 2023

Optional live sessions

Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. PT

Mondays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. CT

Mondays, 5:00–7:00 p.m. MT

Mondays, 5–7 p.m. MT

Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

April 3-June 9, 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, 5–7 p.m. MT

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

What’s the job outlook for Business Analysts?

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects Data Analytics and Business Analytics job growth to be 25% over the next ten years. In comparison, 10% job growth is above average. Business Analytics is experiencing amazing job growth! Why? The expansion of data. In this year alone, we’ll likely produce 50 times more data than we did in the last ten years combined. Hidden in that data are the stories that show where we succeeded and where future success most likely lies. Skills in data manipulation tools such as SQL and Tableau are coveted. In a contracting market, businesses will rely more and more on data and those that interpret it.

Who is the ideal candidate for this program?

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 with some Excel experience 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

 This program will prepare graduates for roles similar to:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Business Operations Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Associate Data Analyst
  • Sales/Marketing/Finance Analyst or Manager 
  • And more…

Have additional questions? Email us at and someone from our admissions team will get back to you.

Is career support available?

Yes. We have a Career Hub with on-demand career modules, resources, and workshops dedicated to helping you meet your career goals.

Is job placement included?

We do not offer job placement as part of our career support. However, we do provide you with the tools to be successful in your job search.

What types of roles can you get after the course?

This program will prepare graduates for roles similar to:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Business Operations Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Associate Data Analyst
  • Sales/Marketing/Finance Analyst or Manager 
  • And more…

Will I have a completed portfolio at the end of the course?

The course and the Playbook exercises will provide you with content to create a portfolio, but you are responsible for creating a portfolio on the platform of your choice.

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

You should expect to spend six to eight hours engaging with on-demand content created by industry experts, including hands-on activities and assignments in the online learning management system (LMS). Additionally, optional (but recommended) weekly live/online group sessions (two hours) are available for engaging in real-time with peers, mentors, and industry experts.

Will I earn a certificate?

Yes, you will earn a university-issued certificate of completion that verifies knowledge and hands-on experience in Business Analytics.

You will also prepare to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification.

  • Included in this course is one full year of access to Tableau eLearning content (a $120 value)

What do I need to do to pass the course?

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

What payment options are offered?

Great question! There are multiple options to pay for this course. The first way is to pay upfront, online. This option also provides the largest savings.  

We offer both installment and financing options. To find out if you qualify for either of these payment options, fill out the enrollment form to be directed to the payment page. From there you can click on the "Get Qualified" link to see what options are available.

You may want to ask your employer if this course can be paid for through your continuing education or professional development benefits. We can provide suggestions and templates for how to ask your employer to cover the cost of the course - email to learn more.

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.

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 sessions once a week through our video conference platform. The live sessions are recorded. The online learning management system can be accessed on a computer from anywhere with an internet connection.

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.

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

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