With everything from social media posts to sensors such as FitBit, there has been an explosion of data. In this age of massive data in modern business, new technologies and skills are being developed and applied to harness this abundant data and turn it into insight. Business competition now hinges on analytics because having timely insight to make critical decisions is how businesses get an edge over their competition. This applies to small and large corporations alike. Business or Computer Analytics is a field which combines data, information technology, statistical analysis, quantitative methods and computer-based models into one. These all are combined to provide decision makers all the possible scenarios to make a well thought and researched decision. Business Analytics is defined as a set of applications, practices, skills, and technologies designed for investigating and analyzing business performance in order to achieve more strategic decision-making and structuring in the future.Preparing our students to assist is in this area will meet the demand for skilled workers to enter directly into positions that support this industry. Not all positions require an Associate’s Degree. Many prospective business intelligence specialists can obtain entry level employment with a Technical Certificate of Credit in Business Analytics. These Certificate programs will typically take 16 or 32 weeks to complete. This is why many analytics software applications are going to be released with more mainstream functions that appeal to mass-market users, all requiring faster processing times and more intuitively designed databases for users of varying IT skill levels.Apply Now! Career Options
Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $4,090
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Entrance RequirementsAdmissions Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Official high school or GED transcript is required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
At a GlanceContact: Erskine Hawkins, Department Chair