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12+ hands-on projects aligned to various industry verticals


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Business Analytics Course Overview

Develop a data mindset and analytical skills to interpret and communicate data for business problems in this program. Regardless of your job function or background, this Business Analytics certification course will demystify data analysis and equip you with the required skills to apply to your work or further studies.

Business Analytics Certification Advantage

Experience cutting-edge online learning from world-class instructors through this Business Analytics certification course. Together with live masterclasses from UMN instructors and IBM experts, gain the skills to excel in the business world.

  • Program Certificate

    Partnering with University of Minnesota

    • Program certificate from Carlson School of Management and Simplilearn
    • Membership of the University of Minnesota’s Alumni Association
  • IBM Certificate

    Program in Collaboration with IBM

    • Industry-recognized IBM certificates for IBM courses
    • Live online Business Analytics masterclasses delivered by IBM experts
    • Hackathons conducted by IBM

Business Analytics Course Details

This high-engagement, market-driven Business Analytics course covers the specialized skills required in the field of business analytics, including Excel, SQL, R, Python, data visualization tools, and many more. Our program lets you gain on-the-job experience by working on industry-relevant projects.

Learning Path

  • Get started with the PG in Business Analytics and explore everything about it. Kickstart your business analytics journey with this orientation session and get to know what this carefully curated program offers.

  • This Intro to Data Analytics will give you insights into how to apply data and analytics principles in your business. By learning analytics, data visualization, and data science methodologies in this Business Analytics certification course, you will be able to make better data-driven business decisions and optimize ROI.

  • Master practical data-driven, decision-making skills with the help of data analysis and statistics. In this Business Analytics certification course, you will learn how to use one of the most common office tools available — MS Excel — to leverage business analytics and make better business decisions.

  • In this Business Analytics certification course, you will master SQL and improve your career prospects. Gain functional knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language), the leading programming language for relational database management systems.

  • You’ll discover R programming through this Business Analytics certification course. Learn how to write R code, utilize R data structures, and create your own functions.

  • In this Business Analytics certification course, you will master data exploration, data visualization, predictive analytics, and descriptive analytics techniques using the R programming language.

  • In this Business Analytics certification course explore the world of visualization through Tableau, helping you gain a variety of skills in the powerful platform including building visualizations, organizing data, and designing dashboards.

  • Bring your newly acquired skills from this Business Analytics certification course together with a hands-on, industry-relevant capstone project that compiles all skills into one portfolio-worthy capstone.

  • With this Business Analytics certification course you'll move beyond the spreadsheet for data analytics. Perform statistical analysis and create meaningful data visualizations using Python.

  • Learn to identify and pursue an innovation opportunity to develop products and services that are desirable, viable, and feasible through this Business Analytics certification course. Make a positive impact by leveraging mathematics to innovate with data.

  • Explore Power BI concepts like layouts, BI reports, dashboards, Power BI DAX commands, and functions. Learning how to experiment, fix, prepare, and present data quickly is easy with this in-depth Business Analytics certification course.

  • Attend online interactive Business Analytics masterclasses conducted by renowned instructors from UMN. Understand what analytics can and cannot do, how to interpret data to make better decisions and different business analytics techniques.

  • Attend online interactive Business Analytics masterclasses conducted by industry experts from IBM. Get insights into the latest industry updates in the field of Business Analytics.

Skills Covered

  • Business Analytics
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Prescriptive Statistics
  • Predictive Statistics
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Apriori Algorithm
  • Storyboarding Building
  • Interactive Dashboards
  • Arithmetic Logical
  • LOD Calculations
  • Builtin Aggregations
  • DAX Commands and Functions
  • Desktop Layout

Tools Covered

Microsoft ExcelMySQLFSDPowerBIpythonRtableau

Industry Projects

  • Project 1

    Forecast Demand for a Giant Retail Corporation

    Predict sales and demand for a multinational retail corporation’s stores across the U.S. while factoring in multiple economic conditions.

  • Project 2

    Conduct a Comparative Country Study for Insurance

    Compare several parameters of a data set across multiple countries for a growing insurance company using Tableau.

  • Project 3

    Manipulate and Report Data for Zomato using Power BI

    Help the Zomato team find obscure irregularities in their company data and examine them so that they can assess business performance accurately.

  • Project 4

    Use Power BI to Measure Insurance Agents Performance

    Identify regional patterns and rate agents’ performance with data from multiple insurance companies and characteristics like new business, demography, products sold, etc.

  • Project 5

    Compare Sales Based On Region

    Assist a company by creating a dashboard that visualizes sales in two selected regions.

  • Project 6

    Mapping Employee Performance

    Use different data sets from a data science startup to analyze employee performance and generate related reports for management.

  • Project 7

    Analysis of an Air Cargo Company

    An air company wants to improve customer satisfaction and operations. Help them create reports about regular passengers, ticket sales, busiest routes, etc. to achieve their goal.

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.


Program Advisors

  • Dr. Ravi Bapna

    Dr. Ravi Bapna

    Associate Dean of Executive Education, Carlson School of Management

    Dr. Ravi Bapna is the Associate Dean for Executive Education and the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Minnesota. Bapna specializes in helping companies use data science, AI, ML, and business analytics for competitive advantage.


Business Analytics Industry Trends

The Business Analytics market was valued at USD 67.92 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 103.65 billion by 2026 and work at a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period (2021-2026). [Source: Mordor Intelligence]

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Jobs available for Business Analytics

Source: Multiple Job portals
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CAGR growth from 2021 to 2030

Source: Market Research
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Average Annual Salary

Source: Glassdoor

Batch Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Information Technology - 24%Manufacturing - 21%BFSI - 17%Consulting - 14%Others - 14%Pharma& Healthcare - 10%
    JP Morgan Chase

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Admission Details

Application Process

The application process consists of three simple steps. An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and accepted by the candidates by paying the admission fee.


Submit Application

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to do this program


Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application



Within 1-2 weeks, chosen candidates can start the Business Analytics course

Eligibility Criteria

For admission to this Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics, candidates should have:

A bachelor's degree (any background)
2+ years of work experience (preferred)
May have a non-programming background

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Program Benefits

  • Certificate from University of Minnesota and Simplilearn
  • University of Minnesota Alumni membership
  • Complete this Business Analytics Bootcamp while you work
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Active recruiters include: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc.

Business Analytics Course FAQs

  • Can I get a sealed transcript for World Education Services (WES) at the end of the program?

    Post Graduate Program are certification programs and do not include any transcripts for WES, this is reserved only for degree programs. We do not offer sealed transcripts and hence, our PG programs are not applicable for WES or similar services.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.