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Business Analytics

Mode and Tableau via Udacity Nanodegree


In this program, students will master data fundamentals applicable to any industry and learn to make data-driven decisions. From collecting and analyzing data to modeling business scenarios, students will learn Excel, SQL, and Tableau, utilizing data visualization skills to communicate findings.


  • Welcome to the Nanodegree Program
    • Welcome to the program! In this part, you will get an orientation into using our classroom and services. You’ll also get advice for making the best use of your time while enrolled in this program.
  • Introduction to Data
    • Learn the basic concepts of data analysis and descriptive statistics. Learn how to manipulate, analyze and visualize data in Excel and Google Sheets. Learn about business metrics across a wide range of business areas (marketing, sales, growth and finance). Finally, learn about forecasting sales and financial metrics.
  • Using SQL for Data Analysis
    • SQL is one of the most versatile tools available when it comes to extracting insights from stored data.
      Learn how to execute core SQL commands to define, select, manipulate, control access, aggregate, and join data and data tables. Understand when and how to use subqueries, several window functions, and partitions to complete complex tasks. Clean data, optimize SQL queries, and write select advanced JOINs to enhance analysis performance. Explain which cases you would want to use particular SQL commands and apply the results from queries to address business problems.
  • Data Visualization in Tableau
    • Learn how to select the most appropriate data visualization for an analysis. Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of a data visualization and build interactive and engaging Tableau dashboards.
  • Congratulations and Next Steps
    • Congratulations on completing the BAND Nanodegree!
  • Career Services
    • These Career Services will ensure you make meaningful connections with industry professionals to accelerate your career growth - whether looking for a job or opportunities to collaborate with your peers. Unlike your Nanodegree projects, you do not need to meet specifications on these Services to progress in your program. Submit these Career Services once, and get honest, personalized feedback and next steps from Udacity Career Coaches!

Taught by

Josh Bernhard , Dana Sheahan, Mat Leonard, Derek Steer, Sam Nelson, Tamim N., Ayushi J., Vikki V., Jaldeep B., Andrew M. and Eefje S.


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4.8 rating at Udacity based on 1194 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    what I enjoyed most in this course was the intermittent review questions. It is helps the student to stay on track.
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    Olalere Oluwatosin
    "It's been amazing and at the same time, very challenging. I have had to stretch my mental capacity a lot for the projects, and I totally love it! The organization is top-notch too, and the efforts put in by the instructors to deliver the lessons are totally appreciated. And yes, another shade of Udacity I have witnessed in recent times is the promptness in responding to the projects and questions in the Mentor's section. It's very commendable! Well done, Udacity!"
  • Anonymous
    "Hello! I am a doctor and I am trying to change my profession in IT. It is a little difficult for me to take this course because my English is in the process and I have to review each lecture several times, but this does not interfere with understanding and solving the assigned tasks, since the lectures are structured correctly and everything is clear for a novice specialist. Hope to complete this course successfully with your help!"
  • Anonymous
    I would first like to thank Udacity as a whole. I did my first report project and it was successful. The review was done within two hours. From the recommendations, it was very clear that our tutors check the project keenly. This is because the recommendations and corrections are very relevant to the project I had done. Can't wait to submit my second Project for review. This is wonderful!!
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    Bia Andersson
    The lessons and knowledge you gain from each day you study are invaluable. I have taken many courses in programming, but I must admit that nano degrees in Business Analytics - which is my next career goal - are without a doubt the best I have taken. I look forward to more nano degrees at Udacity.
  • Anonymous
    The Business Analytics Nanodegree program is excellent. It has matched my needs and expectations.

    I took a project that was challenging, through adequate instruction, integration to the best software and good instructors, I was able to complete it.
  • Anonymous
    Very informative and impacting. Also, being a able to have my projects reviewed is amazing. The analogies used all through the course are easily relatable and go a long way in enabling even a beginner follow easily all through the course.
  • Anonymous
    Everything is going very well. I try to follow my scheduled plan, as much as I can. For now, this course 100% matched with my needs and expectations. I'm looking forward for next classes and projects.
  • Anonymous
    Business Analytics Nanodegree Program at UDACITY
    This program, like many others on this amazing platform, is great.
    I'm overjoyed with how well I've been doing so far.
    everything is going swimmingly
  • Anonymous
    I love the projects and reviews. I love the platform and how well the program is structured. I'll complete the data analytics and data science nano degrees after this one.
  • Anonymous
    "Learning on Udacity is something I will recommend to anyone. The theories and projects help to acquire industries skills at ease"
  • Anonymous
    I love this project phase. It's helping me do visualization and interpretation of data, something I really enjoy doing!
  • Anonymous
    The learning process is going okay. I am already learning a lot and the whole process is meeting expectations
  • Anonymous
    "It is easy to comprehend and flow trough the information and steps to complete the projects on time."
  • Daniel Velez
    I was thinking about which course to choose to gain new skills and start a career in the data world and as I had no experience, I decided to start with the basics. The Business Analytics course is great, from the beginning I felt like I was learning, they share real cases, experiences and clearly define the context in which the subject is focused. The concepts are learned progressively, and with exercises to practice. One of my favourite parts of the course is the summaries and reviews of the theory given in the videos. I'm already saving up to buy the next Nanodegree, because education is always a good investment. :)
  • Anonymous
    Great! I'm impressed with the set-up and process. Although, I come with some existing skills related to the courses, I'm learning many new things. Absorbing the concepts are a big plus. The method of breaking down item by item only to build up to the final result is working well with me and my learning style.
  • Anonymous
    This program has been quite interesting so far, has helped me to get back in contact with terms I hadn’t use in a long time and has helped me to discover new areas of interest. Recommended to all those who want to dig deeper in the data-based decision making.
  • Anonymous
    I am increasingly finding Udacity's process of teaching as a highly effective method to educate. Thank you Udacity for creating a user experience that is smooth, engaging, and even a little fun!
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    Ayomide Enoch Fadeyi
    The program has been awesome so far.

    It really meets my need as a practising financial data analyst.

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