Nanodegree Program

Business Analytics

Turn Data into Insights

Gain foundational data skills applicable to any industry. Collect, organize, and analyze data using Excel, SQL, and Tableau.

ENROLLMENT CLOSING IN

  • Time
    1 Three-Month Term

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 mo.

  • Classroom Opens
    November 13, 2018
  • Prerequisites
    None
In Collaboration With
  • Tableau
  • Mode

Why Take This Business Analytics Program?

This program is your introduction to data science–and therefore perfect for beginners. You’ll learn data analysis skills and tools that will help you throughout your career, whether you’re in engineering, sales, marketing, operations, etc. You’ll learn to use Excel, SQL, and Tableau to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data with the end goal of making better, data-informed decisions.


Why Take This Business Analytics Program?


$85k–$92k
The range of salaries for employees with data skills such as Excel, SQL, and Tableau

Learn by Doing
Learn by Doing

Learn by Doing

Start building your data skills right away, with hands-on exercises, and projects that use real-world datasets. Collect, organize, and analyze your data, and create your own strategic data visualizations.

Personalized Project Reviews

Personalized Project Reviews

Gain and refine new data skills with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback on your projects will ensure you learn everything you need to know to advance through the program.

An Outstanding Community
An Outstanding Community

An Outstanding Community

Draw inspiration and knowledge from thousands of fellow students, stay on track with the support of mentors, and enjoy regular updates and announcements from the program instructors.

Prepare for a Career in Data

Prepare for a Career in Data

Establish foundational data skills that will enable you to take the next important steps in your career. Receive critical guidance about different career options, explore whether learning to program makes sense for your path, and gain the insights necessary to proceed with confidence.

What You Will Learn

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Business Analytics

In this program, you’ll learn how to turn data into insights. You’ll learn how to analyze data using statistics and spreadsheets, query a database using SQL, and create beautiful data visualizations with Tableau.

In this program, you’ll learn how to turn data into insights. You’ll learn how to analyze data using statistics and spreadsheets, query a database using SQL, and create beautiful data visualizations with Tableau.

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3 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

This is an introductory program and has no prerequisites. In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using a computer and being able to download and install applicationsSee detailed requirements.

  • Welcome to the Program

    In this part, you’ll get an orientation into using our classroom and services. You’ll also get advice for making the best use of your time while enrolled in this program.

    Interpret a Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Data

    Learn how to calculate statistics and build visuals used in industry to best display and communicate data insights. Develop proficiency in Microsoft Excel and master the skills necessary to inform decision makers and make an impact using data.

    Analyze Survey Data
  • SQL for Data Analysis

    Learn to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract and analyze data stored in databases.

    Query a Digital Music Store Database
  • Data Visualization

    Learn to apply design and visualization principles to create impactful data visualizations, build data dashboards, and tell stories with data.

    Build Data Dashboards

Learn with the best

Josh Bernhard
Josh Bernhard

CONTENT DEVELOPER

Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as Lead Data Science Instructor at Galvanize. He's used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.

Dana Sheahen
Dana Sheahen

CONTENT DEVELOPER

Dana is an electrical engineer and computer scientist. She has many years of experience in industry working in software development and data analysis, and is excited to share her love of learning with Udacity students.

Mat Leonard
Mat Leonard

CONTENT DEVELOPER

Mat, the Curriculum Lead, is a former physicist, neuroscientist, and data scientist with a passion for education. Recently, he led the Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation program covering state-of-the-art machine learning models.

Derek Steer
Derek Steer

CONTENT DEVELOPER

Derek is the CEO of Mode Analytics. He developed an analytical foundation at Facebook and Yammer and is passionate about sharing it with future analysts. He authored SQL School and is a mentor at Insight Data Science.

Sam Nelson
Sam Nelson

PRODUCT LEAD

Sam is the Product Lead for Udacity’s Data Analyst, Predictive Analytics for Business, and Business Analytics programs. He’s worked as an analytics consultant on projects in several industries, and is passionate about helping others improve their data skills.

Jared Polivka
Jared Polivka

PRODUCT LEAD

Jared is the Product Lead for Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programs. He is passionate about democratizing education and spreading opportunity. Prior to Udacity, Jared worked at a data science bootcamp.

Learn now, pay later

To make it even easier to learn, you can finance your Nanodegree through Affirm.

  • Easy monthly payments

    As low as US$50 per month at 0% APR.

    Learn more.

  • Flexible Payments

    Pay your monthly bill using a bank transfer, check, or debit card.

Business Analytics
$599 USD

total

Learn foundational data skills (Excel, SQL, Tableau) with personalized feedback from experts. Graduate in 3 months ready to apply your new skills!



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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    This Nanodegree program is a great introduction to the fundamentals of data and analysis. You will leave with practical skills that you can apply in any job. These skills are also a great foundation to a career in data analysis and data science.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    This Nanodegree program is well-suited for those those looking to apply data skills in their current roles. It is also a great first step on a journey to becoming a data analyst or data scientist. We have more courses that will pick up from where this course leaves off to help you become ready for a career in data science.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    Data is a transformational force in every business and analysis of data has become a mandatory skill to have to provide value in any organization. This Nanodegree program offers an introduction to the world of data. If you are just beginning learning about data, this is the course for you.

  • What is the School of Data Science, and how do I know which program to choose?

    Udacity’s School of Data consists of several different Nanodegree programs, each of which offers the opportunity to build data skills, and advance your career. These programs are organized around three main career roles: Business Analyst, Data Analyst, and Data Scientist.

    The School of Data currently offers two clearly-defined career paths. These paths are differentiated by whether they focus on developing programming skills or not. Whether you are just getting started in data, are looking to augment your existing skill set with in-demand data skills, or intend to pursue advanced studies and career roles, Udacity’s School of Data has the right path for you! Visit How to Choose the Data Science Program That’s Right for You to learn more.

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    There are no prerequisites for enrolling aside from basic computer skills and English proficiency. You should feel comfortable performing basic operations on your computer like opening files and folders, opening applications, and copying & pasting.

    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The program is comprised of 1 (one) 3 (three)-month term with fixed start and end dates. Students must successfully complete all assigned projects by the end date for each term to graduate. The projects give you an opportunity to apply the skills you've learned in the lessons.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term Length section above.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • How much does the program cost?

    The full program consists of 1 (one) 3 (three)-month long term at a cost of USD $599.

    Payment is due before the term begins.

  • I have graduated from the Business Analytics Nanodegree program and I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?

    Check out the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program, which focuses on more advanced data analytics like making predictions, but does not require any coding.

    Or, if you want to get started with programming in the data field, check out our Programming for Data Science Nanodegree program to build on the concepts you have learned. It will teach you more advanced SQL and also includes other modern programming languages used by Data Analysts and Scientists around the world.

Business Analytics

Turn Data into Insights