Nanodegree Program

Predictive Analytics for Business

Learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems

Classes start in

  • Time
    3 Months

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 mo.

  • Classroom Opens
    September 25, 2018
  • Prerequisites
    Algebra, Descriptive Statistics & Excel

    See prerequisites in detail

  • Language
    English

    Learning material and communication in English

In Collaboration With
  • Alteryx
  • Tableau

Why Take This Predictive Analytics for Business Program?

This program will help you advance your career in business analytics. You’ll build fluency in two leading software packages: Alteryx, a tool that enables you to prepare and analyze data quickly; and Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool. During the program, you’ll learn to implement a variety of predictive models to solve business problems.


Why Take This Predictive Analytics for Business Program?

Global business analytics market is expected to reach $71.1 billion by 2022!

Advanced Analytics Without Programming

Advanced Analytics Without Programming

Business analysts equipped with the latest analytical techniques bring tremendous value to an organization, enabling companies to take action with confidence. Through this program, you'll build proficiency in business intelligence and predictive analytics, and you won't need programming experience to do it!

Real-world Projects World-Class Curriculum

Real-world Projects World-Class Curriculum

We've partnered with leading companies to build a world-class curriculum that includes working on real-world, business analytics projects. Each project is an opportunity to approach a common business problem, analyze the data, and provide a recommended solution.

Advance your Career

The Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program is designed to ensure your long-term success in the field. The skills you learn will prepare you for jobs in predictive and business analytics, and you’ll be ready to deliver immediate value to any organization. We will support you throughout your learning journey; from gaining valuable technical and career skills, to landing your dream job.Designed to prepare you for career success in predictive and business analytics.

Hiring PartnersMeet Top Companies

Business analysts are in high demand. Create your professional portfolio with Udacity and open up a world of opportunities. Our hiring partners are eager to meet you.Create your portfolio and open up a world of opportunities.

Succeed with RecruitersSucceed with Recruiters

Work with experienced careers professionals for tailored advice on how to improve your search and impress recruiters. Including feedback on your LinkedIn, GitHub, and professional brand.Work with career professionals to impress recruiters

Build a Great NetworkBuild a Great Network

40,000+ highly-skilled grads make up your new career community. Ready to collaborate, share referrals, or hire your own team? The Udacity Alumni Network is here for you!40,000+ highly-skilled grads make up your new career community.

What You Will Learn

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Predictive Analytics for Business

Learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems.

Learn to analyze data, create dashboards, and build predictive models.

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3 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

Students who enroll should be familiar with algebra and descriptive statistics and have experience working with data in Excel. Working knowledge of SQL and Tableau is a plus, but not required.See detailed requirements.

  • Problem Solving with Advanced Analytics

    In this course, we give you a framework to help you organize and plan your analytical approach. We also introduce both simple Linear Regression and Multiple Linear Regression.

    Predict Sales for a Catalog Launch
  • Data Wrangling

    Data Wrangling is at the core of all data activity. In this course you learn how to work with different data types, dirty data, and outliers. You will also learn how to reformat data and join data from different sources together.

    Create an Analytical Dataset
  • Classification Models

    Classification models are a powerful tool for business analyst. In this course, you learn more about binary and non-binary classification models and how to use them to drive business insights.

    Predict Loan Default Risk
  • A/B Testing

    Helping businesses make the best decisions is an essential part of Business Analysis. Planning and executing the analysis of an AB test allow you to provide confident recommendations. In this course, you learn how to create, execute, and analyze an AB test.

    A/B Test a Menu Launch
  • Time Series Forecasting

    Time Series Forecasting is a powerful analytical tool. In this course, you learn how ETS and ARIMA models are used to forecast data and how they deal with trends and seasonality. These skills will be evaluated in the final project.

  • Segmentation and Clustering

    Segmentation and Clustering are effective methods for finding patterns in your data. In this course, you learn how to prepare data to be clustered appropriately and interpret results.

    Combine Predictive Techniques
The combination of software platforms like Alteryx and education platforms like Udacity amplify human intelligence. This program helps analysts know what kinds of questions to ask and what models to build. It elevates careers and provides people with an economic backbone that they can take to the bank.
— Dean Stoker, CEO, Alteryx

Learn with the best

Patrick Nussbaumer
Patrick Nussbaumer

Instructor

Patrick Nussbaumer is Technical Activation Director at Alteryx, Inc. Prior to Alteryx, Patrick has spent the past 20 years in a variety of roles focused on data analysis, telecommunications, and financial services industries.

Ben Burkholder
Ben Burkholder

Instructor

Ben Burkholder is a senior solution engineer at Alteryx, Inc. In this role he works extensively with clients to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics.

Maureen Wolfson
Maureen Wolfson

Instructor

Maureen Wolfson is a Solution Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. She has more than 20 years of data analysis expertise specializing in data, customer and geospatial analysis.

Rod Light
Rod Light

Instructor

Rod Light is a Solutions Engineer Practice Lead at Alteryx, where he helps customers and prospects design data analytics solutions for their businesses using Alteryx.

Tony Moses
Tony Moses

Instructor

Tony Moses is a Solutions Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. He works with customers to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis and predictive analytics.

Learn now, pay later

To make it even easier to learn, you can finance your Nanodegree through Affirm.

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    As low as $84 per month at 0% APR.

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    Pay your monthly bill using a bank transfer, check, or debit card.

Predictive Analytics for Business
$999 USD

total

Learn to apply predictive analytics and business intelligence to solve real-world business problems

Program Details

    Program Overview - Why Should I Take this Program?
  • Why should I enroll?
    This Nanodegree program offers you the opportunity to master analytical skills valued by top employers, while establishing a portfolio of work demonstrating your ability to solve business problems. After graduating, you will have the skills needed to join a large corporation or a small firm, or even go independent as a freelance Business Analyst.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared to fill a wide array of business analyst roles. These include: Business analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Market Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Product Manager, System Analyst and Management Consultant.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    Data is a transformational force in every business and analysis of data has become a mandatory skill to have to provide value in any organization. If you're interested in fields such as Business Analytics, Forecasting, Classification, and Data Wrangling this course is the perfect path to take. It provides excellent content to teach you the skills, and you will have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge to challenging projects.
  • What is the difference between the Data Analyst Nanodegree program and the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program?

    The Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program focuses on using predictive analytics to support decision making, and does not go into coding like the Data Analyst Nanodegree program does. You will use software tools (Alteryx and Tableau) rather than open source programming languages. This Nanodegree program also spends more time exploring predictive analytics, and less time on topics like statistics, data wrangling, and data visualization.

    The Data Analyst Nanodegree program requires coding experience and deeper statistics knowledge. It dives further into data wrangling and analytics using Python and SQL. Because data analysts are expected to do a lot more data cleaning, model making, and data processing, this Nanodegree program is accordingly more technical than the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program.

    Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
    We expect students to have basic statistics and math knowledge, including familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics. Students should also be familiar with basic algebra in order to understand the mathematical models that will be presented in the Nanodegree program.
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    We have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:
    Program Structure
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The program is comprised of one three (3) -month term with fixed start and end dates. Students must successfully complete all assigned projects by the end date for each term to graduate. There are five projects total, which give you an opportunity to apply the skills you've learned in the lessons.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term Length section above

    See the Terms of Services for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
  • I have graduated from this program but I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?
    You can enroll in our Data Analyst Nanodegree program to take the concepts you have learned in Predictive Analytics for Business and apply them using Python. Learning these concepts at a deeper level with coding will not only enhance your knowledge, it will enhance your hireability as an analyst.
    Software and Hardware - What Do I Need for This Program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    For this Nanodegree program you will need a 64 bit computer with Windows Operating System and internet connection.

Predictive Analytics for Business