Introduction to Business Analytics

Explores data-driven decision making — a powerful skillset that will inform business strategy for years to come



The Business Analytics microcredential is designed to provide a learning pathway for those seeking business analyst and data analytics roles, as well as for current or aspiring professionals across all sectors that increasingly rely upon data analysis to perform aspects of their job roles. For example, this could include engineering professionals assessing large volumes of testing data, through to policy or healthcare professionals assessing the efficacy of different policy approaches.

Course Description

This microcredential introduces data analytics as a business discipline and refreshes fundamental statistical techniques, before enabling you to complete exploratory data analysis on structured and unstructured data sets utilizing spreadsheet tools such as Microsoft Excel and SQL. Learners will also be introduced to databases including SQL to manage multiple complex data sets. The associated deliverables will introduce diagnostic analytics and develop more advanced Excel skills as a key digital literacy in the modern economy.

  • The course consists of 6 modules
  • Learners are encouraged to spend approx. 8-10 hours per module over six weeks
  • Learners must complete one assessment at the end of module six to be successful

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you will be awarded TALENT’s digital badge to enable you to effectively articulate this skill to employers.


Developed in collaboration with Tableau

Instructional Offerings

TALENT has developed three instructional offerings to accommodate your unique learning styles and life commitments.


Self-paced over 3 months


Self-paced over 3 months
All features in Self-Paced


8-10 hours over 6 weeks
All features in Hybrid

What You'll Learn

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