The Business Analytics curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in analytical professions. Students will complete course work in statistical and analytic theory, best practices and analysis; data mining and data warehousing; predictive modeling; project and operations management; and analytical tools and techniques. Related skills include business communication, critical thinking, and decision making. The curriculum is hands-on, with an emphasis on application of theoretical and practical concepts. Students will engage with the latest tools and technology utilized in today’s analytics fields.
Students in the program should possess an aptitude and affinity for mathematical, quantitative, and statistical analysis, as well as basic computer usage skills. Basic spreadsheet usage is highly recommended. Students new to online learning are strongly encouraged to enroll in hybrid or seated courses before enrolling in online sections. Students who are entering the program without prior higher educational experience are strongly encouraged to enroll in the traditional, 16-week semester schedule versus the accelerated eight-week offerings.
Through the SAS Global Academic Program, the Business Analytics program has incorporated official SAS Institute curriculum into its courses. This partnership affords students access to SAS-created educational materials that prepares them to sit for the SAS Base Programming Specialist global certification. In addition, students may wish to pursue additional certifications in Tableau.
In addition to flexible eight- and 16-week courses, Wake Tech is ready to meet your company's business analytics training needs through tailored, for-credit curriculum.