MicroMasters Program in Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods (Georgia Tech)

General

Program Description

Learn fundamental, in-demand analytics skills to maximize business impact and advance your career as an analyst.

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

  • The 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)
  • An 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)

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.

MicroMasters Program Details

How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential

Successfully complete and earn a verified certificate in all three of the MicroMasters courses. Please note that the number of verified certificate learners in each course in this MicroMasters program is limited. When that limit is reached, the verified certificate enrollment will close in each course. Please see each course on pages for additional details.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level

The Analytics MicroMasters program is comprised of three foundational courses from Georgia Tech's full, interdisciplinary Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) degree available for less than $10,000. The MicroMasters program can serve as a helpful introduction to the degree of experience. Anyone with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent may apply to the OMS Analytics program, but the successful completion of one or more of these MicroMasters courses can help your application stand out in the admissions process. If admitted, learners have the opportunity to apply up to 9 hours (3 courses) of the edX MicroMasters credential as advanced standing credit toward a total of 36 hours required for the degree.

More Information

  • Average Length: 15 weeks per course
  • Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Engineering, Computer Science, Business & Management, Data Analysis & Statistics
  • Institutions: The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Institution Offering Credit: The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): $500 per course
Last updated September 2019

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