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Nanodegree Program

Business Analytics

Gain foundational data skills applicable to any industry. Collect, organize, and analyze data using Excel, SQL, and Tableau.

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  • Time
    1 Three-Month Term

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 mo.

  • Classroom Opens
    November 13, 2018
  • Prerequisites
    None
In Collaboration With
  • Tableau
  • Mode

Why take this nanodegree program?

This program is for anyone who wishes to gain foundational data skills that are applicable to virtually all fields. You’ll learn to collect, organize, and analyze data using Excel, SQL, and Tableau, and you’ll explore how to make data-driven decisions. This program is an ideal choice whether you’re just getting started with data, are interested in applying data skills to a current role, or plan to pursue advanced studies and career roles.


Why take this nanodegree program?

$85–$92k
The range of salaries for employees with data skills such as Excel, SQL, and Tableau.

Learn by Doing
Learn by Doing

Learn by Doing

Start building your data skills right away, with hands-on exercises, and projects that use real-world datasets. Collect, organize, and analyze your data, and create your own strategic data visualizations.

Personalized Project Reviews

Personalized Project Reviews

Gain and refine new data skills with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback on your projects will ensure you learn everything you need to know to advance through the program.

An Outstanding Community
An Outstanding Community

An Outstanding Community

Draw inspiration and knowledge from thousands of fellow students, stay on track with the support of mentors, and enjoy regular updates and announcements from the program instructors.

Prepare for a Career in Data

Prepare for a Career in Data

Establish foundational data skills that will enable you to take the next important steps in your career. Receive critical guidance about different career options, explore whether learning to program makes sense for your path, and gain the insights necessary to proceed with confidence.

What You Will Learn

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Business Analytics

In this program, you’ll learn foundational data skills that apply across functions and industries. You’ll learn to analyze data with Excel, query a database using SQL, and create informative data visualizations with Tableau.

Learn to analyze data with Excel, query a database using SQL, and create informative data visualizations with Tableau.

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Prerequisite Knowledge

This is an introductory program and has no prerequisites. In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using a computer and being able to download and install applications.See detailed requirements.

  • Welcome to the Program

    Meet your instructors and learn how to optimize your classroom. Learn how people use data to answer questions, and find your own insights from a data dashboard.

    Interpret a Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Data

    Learn how to use statistics and visuals to find and communicate insights. Develop Excel skills to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data in a spreadsheet.

    Analyze Survey Data
  • SQL for Data Analysis

    Learn to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract and analyze data stored in databases.

    Query a Digital Music Store Database
  • Data Visualization

    Learn to apply design and visualization principles to create impactful data visualizations, build data dashboards, and tell stories with data.

    Build Data Dashboards

Learn with the best

Josh Bernhard
Josh Bernhard

Content Developer

Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as Lead Data Science Instructor at Galvanize. He's used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.

Dana Sheahen
Dana Sheahen

Content Developer

Dana is an electrical engineer with a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Her work experience includes software development for embedded systems in the Automotive Group at Motorola, where she was awarded a patent for an onboard operating system.

Mat Leonard
Mat Leonard

Content Developer

Mat is a former physicist, research neuroscientist, and data scientist. He did his PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Derek Steer
Derek Steer

Content Developer

Derek is the CEO of Mode Analytics. He developed an analytical foundation at Facebook and Yammer and is passionate about sharing it with future analysts. He authored SQL School and is a mentor at Insight Data Science.

Sam Nelson
Sam Nelson

Product Lead

Sam is the Product Lead for Udacity’s Data Analyst, Business Analyst, and Data Foundations programs. He’s worked as an analytics consultant on projects in several industries, and is passionate about helping others improve their data skills.

Student Reviews

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Angel Salvador P.

great I still learning

Jennifer L.

Quite good! I came looking to learn sql, and tableau was an added bonus!

Plamenna Z.

Great programme! Excellent experience!

Jaime G.

Great opportunity to develop another skill set

Shuaib A.

The program helped me gain the fundamentals to progress through a career in data. I feel more confident with Excel, SQL and Tableau. I also understand how data using these platforms use theory (statistics) to apply in real situations, thanks to the relevant quizzes. The project rubrics and guidance was very clear and understandable thanks to mentors and slack community. I feel confident in seeking further progress in related nanodegrees such as Data Analyst.

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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    This Nanodegree program is a great introduction to the fundamentals of data and analysis. You will leave with practical skills that you can apply in any job. These skills are also a great foundation to a career in data analysis and data science.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    This Nanodegree program is well-suited for those those looking to apply data skills in their current roles. It is also a great first step on a journey to becoming a data analyst or data scientist. We have more courses that will pick up from where this course leaves off to help you become ready for a career in data science.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    Data is a transformational force in every business and analysis of data has become a mandatory skill to have to provide value in any organization. This Nanodegree program offers an introduction to the world of data. If you are just beginning learning about data, this is the course for you.

  • What is the School of Data Science, and how do I know which program to choose?

    Udacity’s School of Data consists of several different Nanodegree programs, each of which offers the opportunity to build data skills, and advance your career. These programs are organized around three main career roles: Business Analyst, Data Analyst, and Data Scientist.

    The School of Data currently offers two clearly-defined career paths. These paths are differentiated by whether they focus on developing programming skills or not. Whether you are just getting started in data, are looking to augment your existing skill set with in-demand data skills, or intend to pursue advanced studies and career roles, Udacity’s School of Data has the right path for you! Visit How to Choose the Data Science Program That’s Right for You to learn more.

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    There are no prerequisites for enrolling aside from basic computer skills and English proficiency. You should feel comfortable performing basic operations on your computer like opening files and folders, opening applications, and copying & pasting.

    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The program is comprised of 1 (one) 3 (three)-month term with fixed start and end dates. Students must successfully complete all assigned projects by the end date for each term to graduate. The projects give you an opportunity to apply the skills you've learned in the lessons.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term Length section above.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • How much does the program cost?

    The full program consists of 1 (one) 3 (three)-month long term at a cost of USD $599.

    Payment is due before the term begins.

  • I have graduated from the Business Analytics Nanodegree program and I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?

    Check out the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program, which focuses on more advanced data analytics like making predictions, but does not require any coding.

    Or, if you want to get started with programming in the data field, check out our Programming for Data Science Nanodegree program to build on the concepts you have learned. It will teach you more advanced SQL and also includes other modern programming languages used by Data Analysts and Scientists around the world.

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