Uncovering the insights hidden within big data is important for government organizations, nonprofits and corporations in every industry. You’ll learn descriptive methods that will enable you to tell the story behind the numbers, create powerful visualizations to help you communicate your findings, and use predictive analysis to make recommendations based on trends. Throughout the program, you’ll also explore the ethical principles of data, including collection, access, ownership and privacy issues. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to transform information into meaningful insights and provide best practices to stakeholders within your organization.
Master cutting-edge technology to address common challenges in data analytics
At Franklin, you’ll get the skills necessary to conduct descriptive and predictive analytics and build your expertise with the tools and platforms used to visualize and mine big data. The Introduction to Analytics course presents projects that provide opportunities to improve your analytics skills by applying techniques to solve problems in various fields from health to finance. Hands-on projects in the Data Visualization and Reporting class put you to work on meaningful assignments creating dashboards and visualizations using Tableau and SAS VIYA. In a separate course, you’ll learn about big data technologies and data mining techniques integrated with R and SAS miner labs.
Acquire skills that position you for industry certifications through Tableau and SAS
According to EMSI labor market analytics, nearly 220,000 job postings listed SAS as a desired skill in 2019. Embedded within your Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is a SAS Tier 2 Academic Specialization in Data Analytics that documents your ability to leverage the capabilities of SAS tools for data preparation, advanced analytics and visualization. You also have the option to pursue the SAS Industry Certificate at a reduced cost, through an exam administered by the SAS Institute. In addition, the Data Visualization and Reporting (DATA 605) class covers topics that prepare you for the Tableau certification exam.
Keep the momentum going and earn your master’s degree
Completion of the four, 12-week courses required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics not only equips you with job-ready skills, but also positions you just four classes away from completing one of three master’s degrees at Franklin.
The M.S. in Data Analytics emphasizes programming skills to create and apply computer algorithms alongside the acquisition of statistical skills and proficiency with advanced analytics methods and tools.
The M.S. in Business Analytics focuses on equipping you with the tools, techniques and strategies to transform data information into a meaningful basis for decision making and strategic direction.
The M.S. in Health Informatics enables you to channel your affinity for data analysis into a role in which you can inform decision making, improve efficiencies and ultimately improve patient care and outcomes.
Earn your Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics from a university built for busy adults
As an accredited, nonprofit university, our focus at Franklin is on you. Our team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules and 100% online coursework help to balance your education with work, family and life.
Students rate our faculty members as top-notch for the real-world expertise they are able to bring to the coursework. When you need help, your instructor is just a phone call or email away. You can also rely on support resources from the Learning Commons, like workshops, tutoring sessions and library services. Get started on your future today.