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Loras Launches New Certificate Program in Business Analytics

4/1/2014
 
Loras College announced the launch of our new Certificate Program in Business Analytics as a part of the 2nd annual Business Analytics Symposium on March 27, 2014. Taught in an engaging online environment, the 10-week program provides mid-career professionals an opportunity to add value to their organization and advance their career through business analytics best practices.
 
“We designed the Certificate Program with the busy professional in mind—they may not currently have the time or the means to pursue our MBA in Business Analytics—but they now have the opportunity to have a quick but meaningful immersion in business analytics,” said Dan Conway, Ph.D., MBA program director and associate professor of business analytics.
 
The Certificate Program in Business Analytics core curriculum has five primary learning objectives:
  • An introduction to data science methods and techniques
  • Technology awareness and basic understanding of the applicability to a wide range of analytics  scenarios
  • Hands-on experience with multiple technologies, including R and Tableau
  • Ability to design and develop performance management processes
  • Provide context for the ethics of business analysis
 
“Data science and analytics are transforming how organizations interact with customers, suppliers and society, yet the field of analytics is projected to have a shortage of 1.5 million individuals through 2015,” said Conway. “The Certificate Program helps to narrow that gap and give professionals a leg up on their competition.”
 
Individual and corporate discounted rates are available. For more information on the program, visit http://www.loras.edu/bigdata or contact Michael Friend at Michael.Friend@loras.edu or call (563) 588-7166.

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