Data Analytics

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Overview & Requirements

This certificate is designed to provide students with skills to collect, analyze, and present data to companies to help make business decisions.

What You'll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Learn fundamental patterns of business through tracing business transactions using fundamental accounting principles and practices
  • Learn intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel, including how to write formulas, use functions, and create charts and pivot tables
  • Learn and apply beginning relational database concepts and write SELECT queries in SQL
  • Learn and apply modern information technology methods to automate data analysis
  • Learn fundamental quantitative analysis patterns based in statistics theory and practice

Careers in this Field

  • Data Analyst
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3
CIT 110 Introduction to Excel 3
CIT 111 Introduction to Databases 3
CIT 381 Business Intel & Analytics 3
MATH 221A Business Statistics 3

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For any further questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact Pathway Student Support.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.