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Business Analytics Foundations

Southern New Hampshire University via edX Microbachelors


Business analytics is a fast-growing field that explores the methods of understanding data within an organization to improve decision-making. Expertise in analytics allows organizations to assess the data they have and the data they need to understand the health and future of the business. This program can help you build the foundational skills you need to succeed in business analytics - helping you gain knowledge in descriptive statistics, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals and linear regression.

This program provides the foundational skills necessary for a career in business and data analysis, including knowledge of scripting languages and data analysis to solve real-world problems. Learners will finish this program with the ability to automate tasks and apply statistical methods to solve problems with Python.

This program is designed for individuals interested in using data to support business decisions, regardless of prior experience. Whether you’ve worked with data in your current role or are interested in the expanding field of business analytics, this program will provide the foundational skills necessary for your success.

We recommend students complete their Business Analytics Foundations courses in the following sequence:

  1. IT-140x - Starting February 2021
  2. MAT-243x - Starting February 2021

However, those with previous background knowledge or experience are free to complete the courses in whichever order they like.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Scripting with Python

Explore fundamental programming with hands-on activities that help you build applications using Python.

Course 2: Applied Statistics with Python

Analyze data using statistical methods and technology.


Taught by

David Sze, Gwen Britton, Curtis George and Ben Tasker


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