Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 months
Business Analysts are in high demand. In this program, you’ll learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems. You’ll do so by building fluency in two leading software packages: Alteryx, a tool that enables you to prepare and analyze data quickly; and Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool. Upon graduating from the program, you’ll be ready to apply for a wide array of Business Analyst roles.
Business analysts equipped with the latest analytical techniques bring tremendous value to an organization, enabling companies to take action with confidence. Through this program, you'll build proficiency in business intelligence and predictive analytics, and you won't need programming experience to do it!
We've partnered with leading companies to build a world-class curriculum that includes working on real-world, business analytics projects. Each project is an opportunity to approach a common business problem, analyze the data, and provide a recommended solution.
The Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program is designed to ensure your long-term success in the field. The skills you learn will prepare you for jobs in predictive and business analytics, and you’ll be ready to deliver immediate value to any organization. We will support you throughout your learning journey; from gaining valuable technical and career skills, to landing your dream job.
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Students who enroll should be familiar with algebra and descriptive statistics and have experience working with data in Excel. Working knowledge of SQL and Tableau is a plus, but not required.See detailed requirements.
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“The combination of software platforms like Alteryx and education platforms like Udacity amplify human intelligence. This program helps analysts know what kinds of questions to ask and what models to build. It elevates careers and provides people with an economic backbone that they can take to the bank.”— Dean Stoecker, CEO, Alteryx
Patrick Nussbaumer is Technical Activation Director at Alteryx, Inc. Prior to Alteryx, Patrick has spent the past 20 years in a variety of roles focused on data analysis, telecommunications, and financial services industries
Ben Burkholder is a senior solution engineer at Alteryx, Inc. In this role he works extensively with clients to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics
Maureen Wolfson is a Solution Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. She has more than 20 years of data analysis expertise specializing in data, customer and geospatial analysis.
Rod Light is a Solutions Engineer Practice Lead at Alteryx, where he helps customers and prospects design data analytics solutions for their businesses using Alteryx.
Tony Moses is a Solutions Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. He works with customers to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis and predictive analytics.
Excellent! I learnt a lot through the course of the nanodegree. The reviews were awesome and helpful in learning things practically
I learned a ton. I think there could have been more usage of SQL and Excel. The course was very informative though.
I really liked the content of the program and learnt a lot of new things.
Working on Alteryx and Tableau at the beginning was hard but with the help of mentors, I am confident in my current skills.
I had learned a lot from this Nano-degree . Infact i have gained real time industry experience and gaining experience over the most demanding tools like Alteryx and Tableau was awsome.
Learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems
This Nanodegree program offers you the opportunity to master analytical skills valued by top employers, while establishing a portfolio of work demonstrating your ability to solve business problems. After graduating, you will have the skills needed to join a large corporation or a small firm, or even go independent as a freelance business analyst.
As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared to fill a wide array of business analyst roles. These include: Business analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Market Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Product Manager, System Analyst and Management Consultant.
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. If you're interested in fields such as Business Analytics, Forecasting, Classification, and Data Wrangling this course is the perfect course to take. It provides excellent content to first teach you the skills, you will be connected with a mentor, and you will have the opportunity to complete challenging projects that will demonstrate your new knowledge.
The Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program focuses on using predictive analytics to support decision making, and does not go into coding like the Data Analyst Nanodegree program does. You will use software tools (Alteryx and Tableau) rather than open source programming languages. This Nanodegree program also spends more time exploring predictive analytics, and less time on topics like statistics, data wrangling, and data visualization.
The Data Analyst Nanodegree program requires coding experience and deeper statistics knowledge. It dives further into data wrangling and analytics using Python and SQL. Because data analysts are expected to do a lot more data cleaning, model making, and data processing, this Nanodegree program is accordingly more technical than the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
We expect students to have basic statistics and math knowledge, including familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics. Students should also be familiar with basic algebra in order to understand the mathematical models that will be presented in the Nanodegree program.
The program is comprised of one three (3) -month term with fixed start and end dates. Students must successfully complete all assigned projects by the end date for each term to graduate. There are five projects total, which give you an opportunity to apply the skills you've learned in the lessons. Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
You can enroll in our Data Analyst Nanodegree program to take the concepts you have learned in Predictive Analytics for Business and apply them using Python. Learning these concepts at a deeper level with coding will not only enhance your knowledge, it will enhance your hireability as an analyst.
For this Nanodegree program you will need a computer, Internet, and access to a Windows environment. If you use a Mac computer, we will have instructions on how to set up your computer with a Windows environment.