Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods Micromasters powered by edX –Online Program

Offered by: Georgia Tech

College credits:

Course length: 15 weeks per course

NEXT COURSE STARTS ON May 14, 2018

Overview

Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the essential fundamentals of analytics, including analysis methods, analytical tools, such as R, Python and SQL, and business applications.

Using common analytics software and tools, statistical and machine learning methods, and data-intensive computing and visualization techniques, learners will gain the experience necessary to integrate all of these parts for maximum impact.

Project experience is also included as part of the MicroMasters program. Through these projects, learners will hone their skills with data collection, storage, analysis, and visualization tools, as well as gain instincts for how and when each tool should be used.

These projects provide hands-on experience with real-world business applications of analytics and a deeper understanding of how to apply analytics skills to make the biggest difference.

Job Outlook

  • Projected shortage of 140,000-190,000 people with deep analytical skills and 1.5 million analytics-trained managers by 2018 (source: McKinsey Global Institute 2011)
  • Increase of 4.4 million analytics jobs from 2013 to 2015, with a third unfilled due to lack of trained applicants (source: Gartner Inc. 2013)
  • 97% of companies with revenues over $100 million use analytics (source: Bloomberg Business Week), but 42% of employers believe their employees don’t have the necessary analytics skills (source: Deloitte 2013)
  • Career prospects for people with similar training include data scientist, data analyst, statistician, business analyst, consultant, research analyst, operations research analyst, analytics manager, modeling engineer (source: INFORMS Career Center)
Real Career Impact

Equifax
"Equifax has a growing need for employees with analytical skills. The edX Analytics MicroMasters coursework from Georgia Tech provides a strong tool for developing the critical capabilities we are looking for - whether for new talent or those who are transitioning to a new analytics-oriented career at Equifax."— Prasanna Dhore , SVP and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Equifax Inc.
What You'll Learn:

  • Use essential analytics tools like R, Python, SQL, and more.
  • Understand fundamental models and methods of analytics, and how and when to apply them.
  • Learn to build a data analysis pipeline, from collection and storage through analysis and interactive visualization.
  • Apply your new analytics skills in a business context to maximize your impact.

The edX - Guild Experience:
All edX courses, MicroMasters and XSeries in partnership with Guild are offered as an enhanced program to promote successful completion of course and relevance to professional goals. The three-month program includes:
  • Full access to course & content components for extended time - though expected duration of courses vary, all students will have access to content for three months to ensure you can fit the course into your busy life
  • Credential upon completion of each course - credentials matter today, to help you stay current at work, learn a new skill, or expand your professional growth
  • Network of peers - connect with colleagues around the country in an easy-to-use forum to engage in professional and academic topics
  • Community coach - professional coach right at your fingertips. Interact with with a Master's degree coach who provides 1:1 and group coaching to help you stay on track  
  • Weekly events - webinars, study sessions and virtual group coaching to discuss student-driven topics 
  • Resource hub - videos, articles, tracking tools and content around relevant content like time management, leadership development and leveraging credentials at work

Curriculum

Courses in Program:
  • Computing for Data Analysis ($736)
  • Introduction to Analytics Modeling ($736)
  • Data Analytics in Business ($736)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Pricing on the application will reflect only the price of the first course.
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With tuition assistance, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.

Guild students may pay as little as 0-10% of the published cost of a course or program by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer 
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
Talk to your Guild Education Coach about whether this program is eligible for funding from your employer!

Schedule

edX courses are 100% online and asynchronous, which means you can log in when it's convenient for you - from almost any place in the world with an internet connection. You'll be able to move through the courses at your own pace. Stay a little longer where you need or want more time, and speed through the materials that you master quickly.  
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Why Guild

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​Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.

Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.​

* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.

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