Nanodegree Program

Business Analyst

Learn to analyze data, create dashboards, and build predictive models.

Learn to analyze data, create dashboards, and build predictive models. Predictive analytics is the practice of determining patterns from data to predict future outcomes and trends. Across industries, it enables high-value solutions to important business problems.
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Co-Created By
  • Alteryx
  • Tableau
  • Telefonica
Timeline
Approx. 160 hours
Skill Level
beginner

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Nanodegree Program

Our flagship Nanodegree programs represent career-track education at its most innovative. Every program is comprised of these core features:

  • Curriculum

    Master cutting-edge skills sought by leading companies

  • 1:1 Feedback

    Rigorous, timely project and code reviews

  • Portfolio & Credential

    Build an optimized portfolio, earn a recognized credential

  • Personalized Career Support

    Connect directly to exclusive hiring partners

$200 USD / month
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Nanodegree Program Syllabus

project 1

Predict Sales for a Catalog Launch

A home-goods manufacturer wants to predict expected profits from a catalog launch. You will apply a framework to work through the problem and build a linear regression model to provide results and a recommendation.

project 2

Select the Location of a New Pet Store

A pet store chain is selecting the location for its next store. You will use data preparation techniques to build a robust analytic dataset and use it to build a predictive model to select the best location.

project 3

Create Reports from a Database

Management wants some high level metrics about their organization. You will write SQL queries to extract and analyze data from a transactions database and prepare a set of visualizations.

project 4

Build Tableau Dashboards

A movie producer wants to better understand film industry trends before releasing its next movie. You will explore a dataset and build Tableau dashboards to answer a set of questions and tell a story with data.

project 5

Predict Loan Default Risk

A bank recently received an influx of loan applications. You will build and apply a classification model to provide a recommendation on which loan applicants the bank should lend to.

project 6

A/B Test a Menu Launch

A chain of coffee shops is considering launching a new menu. You will design and analyze an A/B test and write up a recommendation on whether the chain should introduce the new menu.

project 7

Forecast Video Game Demand

A video game producer is planning production levels. You will use time series forecasting models to forecast monthly demand and provide a recommendation to help match supply to demand.

project 8

Combine Predictive Techniques

A grocery store chain is planning a significant expansion. You will use multiple analytical techniques to provide recommendations on where and how to expand. After completing the project, you will feel comfortable combining predictive techniques and delivering solutions to complex business problems.

Why Take This Course

This Nanodegree program prepares you for a career as a business analyst, and enables you to master a scientific approach to solving problems with data. You’ll build fluency in two leading software packages: Alteryx, a tool that enables you to prepare, blend, and analyze data quickly; and Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool. Over the course of the program, you’ll learn to:

  • Create mental models to clearly define business issues
  • Visualize and prepare data to improve efficacy of predictive models
  • Identify and implement a variety of predictive modeling techniques

    If you are interested in pursuing a career in business analysis, and want to bring immediate value to any company, then this program is ideal for you. And remember, no programming experience is required!

  • What do I get?
    Job-ready project portfolioPersonalized feedback on projectsCoach-supported forumsCareer guidance (interview, resume, etc.)Access to course materials1:1 appointments with Udacity staff and mentorsVerified Nanodegree CredentialBest-in-class courses taught by expert instructors

    What is a Nanodegree Program?

    A Nanodegree program is an innovative curriculum path that is outcome-based and career-oriented. Every program has a clear end-goal, and the ideal path to get you there. Courses are built with industry leaders like Google, AT&T, and Facebook, and are taught by leading subject matter experts. Students benefit from personalized mentoring and project-review throughout, and have regular access to instructors and course managers through moderated forums.

    Graduates earn an industry-recognized credential and benefit from extensive career support. The ultimate goal of a Nanodegree program is to teach the skills you need, for the career you want, so you can build the life you deserve.

    Prerequisites and Requirements

    • A passion for using data to make better business decisions
    • Basic statistics and math knowledge
    • An Alteryx license (provided to Nanodegree students at no cost)*
    • A Tableau license (provided to Nanodegree students at no cost)
    • No programming experience is required

    *compatible with Windows only

    See theTechnology Requirements for using Udacity.

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    Business Analyst

    Learn to analyze data, create dashboards, and build predictive models.