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DATA ANALYTICS certificate

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Students earning a Data Analytics Certificate will become knowledgeable about Python, SQL and data visualization techniques using Tableau and PowerBI. In addition, students will learn data wrangling and machine learning techniques. This certificate is stackable with other credentials as it can be completed as a stand-alone certificate, as a part of the Data Analytics Minor Program, and will earn students credit towards several different B.S. degrees from the Goddard School of Business & Economics. Certificate requires 10 credit hours over two semesters. 

A QUICK LOOK: 

TIME COMMITMENT: 3 hours in class(virtual)/week + 2 to 4 hours applied work/week
TYPICAL CLASS SIZE: Under 15 students

METHOD OF DELIVERY: In person - see schedule below.
# REQUIRED COURSES: 4 courses (10 credit hours - 4 required)


CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS 
a quick look at the certificate requirements - CERTIFICATE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE  


  • WHO CAN APPLY? The certificate can be completed as a part of any Goddard School of Business and Economics degree or as a stand-alone certificate.
    • NOTE: This certificate is designed for those who may or may not have technical backgrounds or experience with data analytics
  • DELIVERY: The courses will be conducted in 16 week semesters. Three courses will be in person, one will be virtual.
  • PREREQUISITES: Applicants must have successfully completed MATH 1040 or QUAN 2600 prior. Descriptions are below. Basic computer competency is required.
  • GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete all program courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. 
  • CREDIT HOURS: 10 total credit hours. Three courses are 3 credits, one course is 1 credit. The following is a list of the required courses:

REQUIRED COURSES 
 


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 
explore the key take-aways in the data analytics certificate program  


This certificate introduces students to common data analytics tools used in modern business environments. Students will learn to organize and analyze data to make better and more informed decisions. 

Key take-aways:

  • Learn current software tools including:
    • SQL
    • Python
    • Power BI
    • Tableau
  • Develop informative data visualizations
  • Gain knowledge of basic data mining techniques
  • Develop a basic understanding of machine learning techniques

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 
growth, advances and the future  


A certificate in Data Analytics is complementary to most business disciplines. The Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) shows the projected annual growth rate and median salary for “inexperienced” employees for several data analytics related jobs for the state of Utah (2021):

  Projected
annual growth
Median salary
(inexperienced)*
DWS Start
Rating
Computer Systems Analysts 4.95% $53,660 5/5
Management Analysts 4.33% $43,180 5/5
Business Intelligence Analysts 3.28% $43,120 N/A**
Market Research Analysts 5.15% $31,200 5/5
Financial Analysts 2.78% $47,170 5/5
Operation Research Analysts 5.96% $42,390 5/5

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