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.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

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 the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.