Loras College Launches New Certificate Program in Business Analytics

Loras College announced the launch of their new Certificate Program in Business Analytics today as a part of their 2nd annual Business Analytics Symposium. Taught in an engaging online environment, the 10-week program provides mid-career professional 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., Loras College 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, contact Michael Friend at or call (563) 588-7166.
About the Loras College Center for Business Analytics:
The Loras College Center for Business Analytics is the region’s leading institution geared toward professional and organizational enhancement through the effective analysis of big data.  Program offerings are designed to meet the continuing education needs of today’s savvy professional by enhancing the competencies of individuals working in sectors—such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, gaming and insurance—that can benefit from greater analytical skills. For more information visit
About the Loras College MBA in Business Analytics:
The Loras College MBA in Business Analytics is ideal for those looking to enter the rapidly growing field of data management. Students will gain knowledge of analytical tools, learn to evaluate and analyze past performance, and improve decision-making and business outcomes. The program is designed to create thought leaders in the field of analytics by enhancing the professional competencies of individuals working in business environments that will benefit from greater analytics skills and providing educational and field experiences for those wishing to contribute to business analytics across industries. For more information, visit
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