Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making

Translate Data Into Actionable Business Insights

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Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue, Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Evenings, Flexible
  • Cost: $3,597

Next start date

September 28, 2017

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About this Program


Note: This program was previously titled Certificate in Business Intelligence: Techniques for Decision Making.


Nearly every business and organization today is extremely dependent on data. Modern data analytics combines powerful software tools and statistical techniques to produce insights that can improve results in every field and organizational department. Professionals who are adept with these tools and have the latest data analysis skills are highly valuable and in demand.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn how to make — and defend — critical business decisions by collecting, organizing, analyzing, visualizing and interpreting large-scale data sets in meaningful ways. We’ll explore innovative approaches for generating insights and predictions that can boost sales, enhance operational efficiencies and drive qualitative improvements in your products and services. Improve your organization’s data-driven decision making and escalate your own career trajectory.

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DESIGNED FOR

Professionals who work closely with data to make strategic decisions. For those seeking a more technical skill set focused on developing and administering data warehouses, consider taking our Certificate in Business Intelligence: Building the Data Warehouse. For those who already have significant experience in data analytics and can program in R or Python, consider taking the more advanced Certificate in Data Science

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Video Overview

Instructors from the business intelligence and data analytics certificate programs explain how students can use the knowledge and skills they learn to advance their careers.

Duration 03:07

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Data analysis and statistical techniques for knowledge discovery
  • Visual discovery and interpretation methods for large data sets
  • Information design, storytelling and presentation using visualization, pivot tables, graphs, charts, infographics and conditional data table formatting
  • Making predictions using decision trees, regression analysis, and supervised and unsupervised learning models
  • R programming practices

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Use industry software such as Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP and Microsoft Power BI tools (Power Pivot, Power View, Power Map and Power Query)
  • Practice with relevant data mining tools, including various Microsoft products and statistical programming languages such as R and SAS
  • Complete and present a data visualization project

Choose the Right Format for You

This Career Accelerator certificate offers a variety of flexible learning formats online and in the classroom. Our new self-paced, online option starts in fall 2017 and an accelerated, classroom option starts in spring 2018.

Apply for a Scholarship

You may be eligible to apply for a UWPCE Certificate Scholarship to cover the cost of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. See the scholarship page for eligibility information and application instructions.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

ONLINE, SELF-PACED

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course in your program. Coming soon

ONLINE, GROUP-PACED

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings.

CLASSROOM, ACCELERATED

Step up the pace and complete your program more quickly with our accelerated format. With this option, you’ll move through the program’s full curriculum in a condensed time frame. Coming soon

CLASSROOM

Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum.

Program Sessions

Online, Self-Paced

Online, Group-Paced

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