Data Analytics for Business Professionals

Make better business decisions with data-driven insights.

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6 months to 3 years
$1,800 per course
$5,400 for certificate

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The University of Chicago’s professional development certificate in Data Analytics for Business Professionals enables students to make sound business decisions with data-driven insights in as little as six months, part-time.

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Combining case studies with software tools, the online program with synchronous sessions is focused on building superior technical communication skills that enable students to manage analytics teams, translate analysis into evidence-based business objectives, and accelerate their careers.

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Designed for professionals ready to use data analysis to improve the way they do business and accelerate their careers.

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What does the Data Analytics for Business Professionals certificate have to offer?

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The Best Job in America

$ 113 k

Data analytics and data science jobs hold a top-three spot on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2021. An appealing $113,000 median base salary, the ability to work in various industries, and consistent sector growth keep data scientists desired in the job market.

Common data science and analytics-enabled jobs—Chief Executive Officer, Chief Data Officer, Director of IT, Human Resources Manager, Financial Manager, and Marketing Manager—rely on analytics talent to increase productivity and efficiency, so candidates with strong programming and applied data science backgrounds stand out. 

The World Economic Forum forecasts that machines will perform the majority of business tasks by 2025. The rapid evolution of machines and algorithms in the workplace could create 133 million new roles in place of seventy-five million that will be displaced between now and 2022. Employers in this swiftly changing landscape favor candidates with strong programming and applied data science backgrounds.

A big strength of the data analytics certificate is how interactive and practical the courses are. The weekly session brings everyone together, and the final team project gives students the opportunity to become confident with the tools they've learned while engaging in the sort of experience that scales very well to real-world job situations.

Ashish Pujari, Data Analytics Instructor

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