This course will introduce students to data discovery, data analytics, and data visualization with contemporary business tools. Students will learn to differentiate data analytics from statistical analysis and use the power of informatics in shaping decision-making in the modern business context. The course will address analytics as a tool for business process-improvement and present data acquisition and formatting, metric creation, data discovery, and data visualization with real-world examples and exercises for students to work through in class.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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- Differentiate raw data and information.
- Compile visual representations of information, such as infographics, to convey information efficiently.
- Establish metrics for the statistical analysis of information.
- Discuss differences between descriptive and predictive analytics, and explain how these are applied by various organizations.
- Assess ethical considerations related to data mining and predictive analytics.
- Explain the value of data mining and the Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) process.
- Identify appropriate types of data for analysis.
- Establish metrics to analyze data, evaluate performance, and determine statistical patterns.
- Identify various types of useful data and the benefits and challenges of data sampling.
- Use transform commands to evaluate expressions in a data environment.
- Determine alternative explanations for sample data sets.
- Analyze how process changes can impact data collection and the value of established metrics.
- Create infographics or other graphic illustrations to visualize data.
- Evaluate the results of your data analyses to formulate and present your conclusions.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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