Specialization

Applied Analytics

DESCRIPTION

Skills Explored Target Audience
Understand how to work with data, implement technology infrastructure to stage data, apply techniques to analyze data, explore and utilize tools to visualize data, utilize systems to publish and share the results, forecast business metrics, describe and predict customer behavior This specialization will complement many majors such as Business, Communication, Marketing, Accounting, Engineering, social and biological sciences, and others
Specialization Description
With the explosion of digital data, analytics has emerged as a key skill companies are seeking in their employees. Reports are indicating that there is a looming shortage of data analysts in the work force. The Specialization in Applied Analytics prepares undergraduate students in the field of data analytics as applied to real world situations. Applications vary from business to health care, social media to sports. The goal is to educate students to become data analysts, not data scientists. Students in the minor will learn all aspects of analytics: technology infrastructure to stage data, techniques to analyze data, tools to visualize data, and systems to publish and share the results.

This specialization is designed for students who do not have space in their course plan to complete the full Applied Analytics minor.

Requirements for completion (3 core courses)
Minimum units: 8


All of the following courses (8 unites)
ITP 250- Database Systems for Analytics (2 units)
ITP 251- (Applied Statistics for Analytics, 2 units) or BUAD 310g:(Applied Business Statistics, 4 units)
*Business and Accounting students must take BUAD 310 instead of ITP 252 as these courses duplicate credit
ITP 350- Technologies and Practices for Analytics (4 units)
*Students must take ITP 250 and ITP 251 prior to taking ITP 350

Why Students Take It
Analytic skills are in high demand because very few universities offer programs in this area at the undergraduate level. Consulting companies, corporations, global businesses are seeking students with these skills. By completing this minor students will set themselves apart from others.
Industry & Career Info Companies Hiring
This specialization relates to jobs such as data analyst, business analyst, business development, marketing, and consulting PWC, Google, Social media companies, and Start-ups such as Uber
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COURSES

Required Courses (8 units)









ITP-2502Database Systems for Analytics
ITP-2512Applied Statistics for Analytics
ITP-3504Technologies and Practices for Analytics

Additional Info

ITP COURSES OFFERED IN Spring 2017

Required Courses









ITP-2502Database Systems for Analytics
ITP-2512Applied Statistics for Analytics
ITP-3504Technologies and Practices for Analytics