Data Analytics Program

Get ready to jumpstart a career with global impact. Earn credit while learning in-demand data analytics skills including Excel and Tableau.

Enrollment for the CUI Data Analytics Program is now open for Summer and Fall 2021!

ENHANCE YOUR RESUME BY TACKLING REAL-WORLD CASE STUDIES FROM TOP COMPANIES

Our World Runs On Data

Data is everywhere. From helping schools expand equal education access to allowing Silicon Valley startups to make advancements in alternative energy, data continuously transforms our lives.


We want to better equip you – the next generation of changemakers – with the tools and skills needed to successfully interpret the stories data tells and make the bold, data-driven decisions that will better our tomorrow.

Your Courses

COURSE 1: INTRO TO BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS

ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2021 NOW OPEN

This isn’t your typical intro course. 

From day one, you’ll learn how to utilize tools like Excel to analyze real-world datasets and solve real-world problems. Data-driven decision making is the future – be a part of it.


After this course, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data analytics skills
  • Build your resume with real-world data analytics experience
  • Receive an Excel Specialist Certification

BDA 337
3 CREDITS

COURSE 2:  DATA VISUALIZATION (WITH TABLEAU)

ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER 2021 NOW OPEN

Picking up where Intro to Data Analytics left off, you’ll utilize tools like Tableau to become a data storyteller. You will learn to apply key design principles and create digestible and dynamic data visualizations to impact the world around you. 


After this course you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data visualization skills 
  • Build your resume with real-world data visualization experience
  • Receive a Tableau Specialist Certification

BDA 436
3 CREDITS

COURSE 3:  BIG DATA ANALYTICAL TOOLS (DATA WRANGLING WITH SQL) 

COMING SOON!

This course is for aspiring data analysts who understand spreadsheet programs, like Microsoft Excel but have little to no coding experience. You'll now learn how to query and aggregate data from SQL and answer questions by using data. 


After this course you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data wrangling skills
  • Build your resume with real-world data wrangling experience
  • Receive a SQL Specialist Certification & badge for your LinkedIn

BDA 338
3 CREDITS

How It Works

Take everything you know about online courses and throw it away. Applying the best of both worlds, this program blends the structured familiarity of in-person classes with the ease and convenience of virtual learning, delivering you the tools and resources you need to succeed. Experience high-quality content, engaging group discussions and develop relevant, applicable skills from the moment you log in.

FLEXIBLE,
ONLINE LEARNING

Whether you prefer to work at your desk at 2 PM or on your couch at 2 AM, our 100% online program gives you the flexibility to learn your way, every day. 


Each week, you’ll complete online modules containing Hollywood-produced Video Lectures and tangible exercises, set to a schedule that works best for you.


INTERACTIVE,
ONLINE SESSIONS

Once you’ve tackled the modules on your own, meet with your peers once a week in LiveLab, a virtual classroom conducted over Zoom.


During these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your peers and instructor to deepen your understanding and get additional hands-on practice.

APPLIED, PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Instead of being graded on learning theories and memorizing formulas, this course will be open-world, where you can use all the resources around you to solve real problems.


Skill Builders and Portfolio Projects will help you apply relevant concepts to real data sets and demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

ON-ON-ONE,GUIDED, SUPPORT

You're going to feel confident and fully supported every step of

the way.


If a specific assignment has you stumped, reach out to our 1:1 on-demand Tutoring Center or attend weekly group Study Halls! Need help catching up or have questions? Your dedicated Program Advisor is here to be your personal success coach.

NO TESTS,
NO QUIZZES

Instead of being graded on learning theories and memorizing formulas, this course will be open-world, where you can use all the resources around you to solve real problems.


Skill Builders and Portfolio Projects will help you apply relevant concepts to real data sets and demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

What You'll Learn

Each module in this course is designed to make you career-ready. Using relevant case studies and a learn-by-doing approach, you'll analyze data, translate technical details into business needs, and begin confidently communicating the stories behind the numbers.

MODULE

Welcome
Kick-off

MODULE

Excel
Basics

MODULE

People Analytics

MODULE

Data
Visualizations

Robert Really Loves Data

HE'LL MAKE YOU LOVE IT, TOO

 
 

DR. ROBERT ALVAREZ

Data Scientist

A rare blend of profound, real-world experiences and a passion for upskilling students, Robert will be both your fearless leader and #1 cheerleader throughout the course. By devoting his professional life to studying and using data to champion holistic changes in a wide array of fields, Robert has the industry experience to best prepare you for your future data-driven career.

He’ll also attempt to be funny along the way – we apologize in advance.

Rum Judge & Avid Traveler

Artificial Intelligence Advisor at
NASA’s Frontier Development Lab

Former Supply Chain Data Scientist at Intel

Former Professor of Machine Learning & Data Science at Santa Clara University

I love being able to share my knowledge and passion for data and about critical thinking and problem solving with everyone. This class is not a math class. It’s a data class, and we can do so much more by giving students the right tools.

Hey! I'm Andrew.

Every week, I’ll assist any way I can during our virtual LiveLabs to make sure you’re properly retaining the info from the Video Lectures.

ANDREW
LiveLab Instructor

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

Right At Your Fingertips

We know you got this. But for the times you need a helping hand, we’ve compiled a slew of resources to make sure you achieve the best results.

Natalie here!

Missed a class? Having some issues submitting assignments? LMK! Together, we’ll troubleshoot any hiccups that get in the way of you having a smooth learning experience.

NATALIE
Program Advisor

Don't Just Take Our Word For It ...

The lessons taught in this class apply to the real world, and the instructors are passionate about what they're teaching.

SOPHOMORE | History

Great course! One of my favorite courses I've taken in college so far.

This has been the best class I've taken in college because I felt like I learned something useful for once.

JUNIOR | Comms

SENIOR | Finance

I really liked how we used real data sets. It showed me that data analysis can be used in so many professional fields.

JUNIOR | Accounting

I must say I ENJOYED this class, and I actually retained knowledge from it.

What I liked most is how practical it is.

FRESHMAN | Poli Sci

This course has been great!

I am already using my data analysis skills for vendor management at a financial institution.

ALUM | Marketing

FAQs

The CUI Data Analytics Program will be offered during

  • Summer Term: May 10, 2021 to August 20, 2021
  • Fall Term: August 23, 2021 to December 17, 2021

Class will be broken up into two parts:

  1. The Video Lectures are high-quality, recorded online videos and can be completed any time — day or night — but you will need to stay on track with your CUI peers.

  2. The virtual classrooms, LiveLabs, are twice a week, conducted over Zoom video chat with your classmates.
    • LiveLabs for the Summer Term will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. PT
    • LiveLabs for the Fall Term will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. PT

You are required to attend LiveLabs with your classmates.

Twice a week, you will participate in a face-to-face, online session with your instructor and classmates to discuss project work and provide Q&A on previous lectures.

You will have access to an on-demand online tutor, a coach to make sure you stay on track, a peer pod for group work, and weekly live discussions.

No, these courses are designed for all backgrounds and majors. Rather than starting your courses in theory, your courses will start with a focus on real world application, using tools that remove complexity. These courses are not just "open note"; they are "open everything", just like the real world.

These courses will require you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer (Chromebooks and tablets are NOT compatible), stable high-speed internet and a webcam.

  • For Windows, a computer with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or later is required.
  • For Macs, a model from 2009 or newer is required.

You will receive all other course materials and software licensing.

  • Summer:
    • For current CUI students, the total cost for either six- (6) credit program is $2,160.
    • For non-current CUI and Friends of CUI students, the total cost for either six- (6) credit program is $3,000.
    Fall:
    • For current CUI students, the cost for the courses will be treated just like any other three- (3) credit hour course included in tuition.

Current CUI students are eligible to receive three (3) credits per course. Consult your program advisor for more details.

No, you can attend these courses from anywhere.

The CUI Data Analytics Program is offered in partnership with Podium Education, the leader in developing online programs that empower universities to prepare students for high-growth careers in the digital economy.

This program is offered through Concordia University Irvine

Contact CUI Data Analytics Team at (949) 468-3190.

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