Reduce decision-making uncertainty with a data analysis and visualization toolkit.
8 weeks, excluding
7–10 hours per week,
Data Analysis and Visualization Tools
Explore more advanced functionalities of Excel to create multi-sheet models and understand what visualizations comprise.
Answering Practical Business Questions
Learn to use data to answer effective business questions in order to find data-driven solutions.
SQL and Relational Databases
Access central datastores to enable more comprehensive analyses.
Introducing a practical approach to statistics for data analysts.
Conduct a regression analysis and describe the likelihood of possible outcomes.
Data Communication, Ethics and Regulations
Communicate your results to key stakeholders and consider the broader implications of your work.
Tableau and Data Storytelling
Use Tableau as a medium to communicate a cohesive data story.
Automating Data Analysis Tasks Using VBA
Become more effective by using automation.
This course aims to equip you with data analysis and visualization skills using sophisticated and in-demand tools such as Tableau and SQL. A basic proficiency in Excel is recommended, and while there are no prerequisites for this course, it’s recommended that students have a basic understanding of SQL before registering.
An understanding of the fundamentals of data analysis such as advanced Excel functions, databases, and practical statistics.
The ability to effectively visualize data using Tableau – a highly regarded visualization tool.
The skills to pose useful business questions and communicate data insights effectively to stakeholders using data storytelling.
Data analysis and visualization skills using sophisticated tools such as Tableau, SQL and VBA.
Mr. Kirkland received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Houston and has gone on to become a lead instructor at both Trilogy Education Services and Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He has experience as a specialist in web development and data analytics, and has a background in electrochemistry. Mr. Kirkland previously worked as a chemist at Doble Engineering before becoming an instructor. He currently teaches Data Analytics and Financial Technologies at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
This Rice University online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join learners from across the the globe who have already benefited from the opportunity to:
Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time
Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step
Experience a flexible yet structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones
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