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Predictive Analytics for Business

Learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems

  • Estimated Time
    3 months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    May 28, 2019

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Algebra, Descriptive Statistics & Excel

    See prerequisites in detail

  • Language
    English

    Learning material and communication in English

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Predictive Analytics for Business

Learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems.

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

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3 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

Students who enroll should be familiar with algebra and descriptive statistics and have experience working with data in Excel. Working knowledge of SQL and Tableau is a plus, but not required.See detailed requirements.

  • Problem Solving with Advanced Analytics

    In this course, we give you a framework to help you organize and plan your analytical approach. We also introduce both simple Linear Regression and Multiple Linear Regression.

    Predict Sales for a Catalog Launch
  • Data Wrangling

    Data Wrangling is at the core of all data activity. In this course you learn how to work with different data types,dirty data, and outliers. You will also learn how to reformat data and join data from different sources together.

    Create an Analytical Dataset
  • Classification Models

    Classification models are a powerful tool for business analyst. In this course, you learn more about binary and non-binary classification models and how to use them to drive business insights.

    Predict Loan Default Risk
  • A/B Testing

    Helping businesses make the best decisions is an essential part of Business Analysis. Planning and executing the analysis of an AB test allow you to provide confident recommendations. In this course, you learn how to create, execute, and analyze an AB test.

    A/B Test a Menu Launch
  • Time Series Forecasting

    Time Series Forecasting is a powerful analytical tool. In this course, you learn how ETS and ARIMA models are used to forecast data and how they deal with trends and seasonality. These skills will be evaluated in the final project.

  • Segmentation and Clustering

    Segmentation and Clustering are effective methods for finding patterns in your data. In this course, you learn how to prepare data to be clustered appropriately and interpret results.

    Combine Predictive Techniques
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The Global Business Analytics Market is expected to reach $71.1 billion by 2022!

All our Nanodegree programs include:

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Student support network
We provide personalized support every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Student support network
We provide personalized support every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the best

Patrick Nussbaumer
Patrick Nussbaumer

Instructor

Patrick Nussbaumer is Technical Activation Director at Alteryx, Inc. Prior to Alteryx, Patrick has spent the past 20 years in a variety of roles focused on data analysis, telecommunications, and financial services industries.

Ben Burkholder
Ben Burkholder

Instructor

Ben Burkholder is a senior solution engineer at Alteryx, Inc. In this role he works extensively with clients to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics.

Maureen Wolfson
Maureen Wolfson

Instructor

Maureen Wolfson is a Solution Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. She has more than 20 years of data analysis expertise specializing in data, customer and geospatial analysis.

Rod Light
Rod Light

Instructor

Rod Light is a Solutions Engineer Practice Lead at Alteryx, where he helps customers and prospects design data analytics solutions for their businesses using Alteryx.

Tony Moses
Tony Moses

Instructor

Tony Moses is a Solutions Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. He works with customers to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis and predictive analytics.

Student Reviews

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Giovanni Vladimir D.

Fantastic!

Vaibhav R.

Excellent! I learnt a lot through the course of the nanodegree. The reviews were awesome and helpful in learning things practically

Andrew M.

I learned a ton. I think there could have been more usage of SQL and Excel. The course was very informative though.

Bhaswati S.

I really liked the content of the program and learnt a lot of new things.

Abhinav K.

Working on Alteryx and Tableau at the beginning was hard but with the help of mentors, I am confident in my current skills.

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Predictive Analytics for Business

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Program Details

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

    This Nanodegree program offers you the opportunity to master analytical skills valued by top employers, while establishing a portfolio of work demonstrating your ability to solve business problems. After graduating, you will have the skills needed to join a large corporation or a small firm, or even go independent as a freelance business analyst.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared to fill a wide array of business analyst roles. These include: Business analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Market Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Product Manager, System Analyst and Management Consultant.

  • 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. If you're interested in fields such as Business Analytics, Forecasting, Classification, and Data Wrangling this course is the perfect course to take. It provides excellent content to first teach you the skills, you will be connected with a mentor, and you will have the opportunity to complete challenging projects that will demonstrate your new knowledge.

  • What is the difference between the Data Analyst Nanodegree program and the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program?

    The Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program focuses on using predictive analytics to support decision making, and does not go into coding like the Data Analyst Nanodegree program does. You will use software tools (Alteryx and Tableau) rather than open source programming languages. This Nanodegree program also spends more time exploring predictive analytics, and less time on topics like statistics, data wrangling, and data visualization.

    The Data Analyst Nanodegree program requires coding experience and deeper statistics knowledge. It dives further into data wrangling and analytics using Python and SQL. Because data analysts are expected to do a lot more data cleaning, model making, and data processing, this Nanodegree program is accordingly more technical than the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program.

    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?

    We expect students to have basic statistics and math knowledge, including familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics. Students should also be familiar with basic algebra in order to understand the mathematical models that will be presented in the Nanodegree program.

  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    We have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:

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

    The Predictive Analytics Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support five (5) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.

    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 length of time specified in your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I get a refund?

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

  • 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 career roles like Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, and Data Engineer.

    The School of Data currently offers three clearly-defined career paths in Business Analytics, Data Science, and Data Engineering. 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.

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?

    For this Nanodegree program you will need a computer, Internet, and access to a Windows environment. If you use a Mac computer, we will have instructions on how to set up your computer with a Windows environment.

Predictive Analytics for Business