About the Data Analytics Certificate Programs

As organizations become more tech-driven and collect an increasing amount of data, data analysis skills are going to play an increasingly important role in business, making the role of a Data Analyst one of the most important positions in any business structure. Data Analysts help leaders make informed, data-driven decisions to drive the company forward, improve efficiency, increase profits, and achieve organizational goals.

Why is Data Analysis important?

Data analysis is the cornerstone of the accounting industry. As technology evolves and our ability to process large quantities of raw data improves, you must develop the skills to:

  1. Find meaning in that data.
  2. Take action from your findings to drive positive results for your client, team, or organization.

Whether you work directly with sophisticated data analytics platforms or translate reporting into a “story” for other stakeholders, enhancing your ability to think critically and synthesize information will make you an indispensable member of the workforce.

Data Analytics Core Concepts

An essential guide for accounting and finance professionals. Learn core concepts in data analytics and how to conduct and apply data analytics to projects in your organization.

Application of Data Analysis Essentials Certificate

The Application of Data Analysis Essentials Certificate provides the core concepts and definitions of data analytics, which explain the anatomy of data as a medium, and provides fundamental statistical analysis techniques for beginning to glean useful information from data.

Data Analytics Modeling Certificate

The Data Analytics Modeling Certificate will expand your ability to work with structured and unstructured data to drive a successful analytics practice. To start, you will learn to define clear business outcomes for your analytics practice to ensure your efforts align with your organization’s strategic direction and create value. Next, you will learn data profiling and data cleansing techniques to maintain data quality throughout the data life cycle. You’ll practice ETL (extract, transform, load) techniques and work with different data models and analytics tools. Finally, you will learn how to institute sophisticated tools for managing an ongoing enterprise data practice, including tools for data warehousing, managing the data life cycle, and working with structured and unstructured data.

Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate

The Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate will teach you fundamental techniques used for predictive analytics: regression, classification, clustering, optimization, and simulation. Beginning with basic models for revealing and establishing relationships, you will learn to apply increasingly sophisticated modeling techniques for practical data analysis, as well as commonly encountered problems so you can determine the fit and usefulness for prediction of your models, and apply them to typical business problems.

Data Visualization Certificate

The Data Visualization Certificate will guide you through every major facet of one of the most important areas of your data practice — data visualization. Building from underlying technology, architecture, and analysis considerations, you will learn how to translate data into meaningful information, visualize the information, and communicate findings and lessons.