Data Analytics

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers professional training and development classes and programs focused on data analysis, addressing both collection, storage, and analysis of data sources and communicating and visualizing results of analysis.

Our professional classes and programs cover such topics as statistics, tools used to collect data, and analysis methods and platforms.

Our Data Analytics classes and programs seek to extend the values and resources of a liberal arts education into sustainable data collection practices and ethical data communication and visualization.

The selections listed in the tabs below represent a portion of what we have to offer. Additional listings are available and include a wide range of classes.

  • Our Think Again catalog lists Data Analytics classes available from SPCS (generally face-to-face) and from the Learning Resource Network (LERN, all online) for registration.
  • Our online partner portals list classes in a variety of areas offered through our online partners.

Registration

In the tabs below, classes and programs include a registration link. For specific information on how to register for online classes, review the information in the Online Partner Registration page. Procedures differ slightly by partner, but may all be completed online.

Programming Levels

In our Professional Education & Enrichment areas of study, we seek to provide a selection of coursework and programs that meet different enrichment and workforce levels of study. Each is described below:

  • Career-curious and enrichment: Designed to explore a career or expand an interest
  • Career-level: Designed to build skills or shift to a new career
  • Professional-level: Designed to deepen or widen knowledge and experience
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  • Career-Curious & Enrichment Programs
    LERN Certificate in Data Analysis

    Online: Begins with a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how business decisions involve comparing groups for differences, and learn the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Find out how to perform inquiries useful to your business or organization, and build the skills necessary to communicate these results. Instructor-led (start dates vary) through LERN.

    Introduction to Data Analysis

    Online: This course will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making. Since quantitative analytics is used in various settings, this intermediate-level course also offers insight into how research is used in different sectors. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

    Tools of Data Analysis

    Online: There are a number of statistical tools and techniques that are commonly used by organizations to inform decision-making. These tools span numerous business functions and support many different objectives. This intermediate-level course describes, evaluates, and analyzes different statistical techniques and their real-world limitations and benefits. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

    Data Analysis in the Real World

    Online: This course discusses data-driven decision making across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, and government. This course also offers recommendations for decision-making based on data analytics for each sector. Begins with an introduction of Big Data, then continue into a deeper dive on its implications within each sector. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

  • Career-Level Programs
    Data Analytics Boot Camp

    Powered by Trilogy: In partnership with Trilogy Education Services, 24-week Data Analytics Boot Camp that will empower you to gain the knowledge and skills to conduct robust analytics on a host of real-world problems. This intensive program meets entirely online. UR Data Analytics Boot Camp is a part-time program with convenient sessions tailored to the needs of working adults and part-time students. Instructional-team led (start dates vary).

    Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance

    Online: This intermediate-level course will introduce measures and tools, describe specific measurements, and explain the relationship between assessment and strategy. Summarizing the data with the correct tool can be the gating factor to reaching staff and effecting changes that spur performance improvement. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

    Statistics as a Managerial Tool

    Online: This intermediate-level course examines statistics as a managerial tool. It also looks at common graphical representations of data and how these can be effective tools to explain situations and support persuasive arguments for a course of action. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

    Statistical Process Control

    Online: Statistical Process Control is all about boosting quality. Quality management can not only deliver value to customers and stakeholders, it can also enable data-driven decision making that helps organizations gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This intermediate-level course will introduce the basics of quality management, explaining the difference between quality control and quality assurance, provide methods for application of analysis, and show different applications of the Seven Basic Quality Tools. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

Certificate Program In partnership with Trilogy Education Services, we offer a 24-week Data Analytics Boot Camp that empowers you to gain the knowledge and skills to conduct robust analytics on a host of real-world problems. Data Analytics Boot Camp