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Business and Data Analytics Foundations Certificate

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Number of Courses


Total Contact Hours

90 Hours (9.0 CEUs)

Total Cost


Learn critical business data and statistical analytics skills online from Tableau and LSU.

Understanding how to find, interpret, present, and utilize the information for an organization is crucial in today’s technology-centric work environment. Expand your skill set and enhance your résumé with the online LSU Business & Data Analytics Foundations Certificate program.

Students will learn the skills necessary to investigate past and present business data in order to improve business systems for the future. Explore project-based learning through Google Sheets and Python, and analyze real industry data in order to understand, compile, and present data insights. Students who learn these skills go on to become Business and/or Data Analysts.

This program can stack into the LSU Tableau Business & Data Analytics Specialist Certificate program.

MicroCred® Digital Badge

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Course Listing
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Statistics I: Introduction to Statistics

Each course in this MicroCred® is $775.

The MicroCred® bundle fee is a 10% discount on the courses if you were to register for courses individually.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact our Enrollment Coach team to see what savings you may qualify for.


Learners will have six weeks to complete the Introduction to Data Analytics course and four weeks to complete the Statistics I course. Courses must be completed in that order.

If the bundle is purchased, individuals will have three months to complete the program.


  • Individual courses can be extended for an additional week at a cost of $95.
  • The MicroCred® program can be extended for an additional month at a cost of $195.

Courses require access to high-speed Internet, email, web browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

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Career Outlook

Job openings for individuals with these job titles have increased by 13% (between 2017 and 2018) annually. Source: Burning Glass Technologies.

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Management Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
Learning Outcomes

Introduction to Data Analytics

  • Construct business framing applications for the analytics problem-solving process.
  • Apply spreadsheet software to manipulate and prepare data for analysis.
  • Identify insights from data using exploratory data analysis.
  • Communicate analysis insights to the intended audience, such as business stakeholders.

Statistics I: Introduction to Statistics

  • Perform exploratory data analysis and report insights using descriptive statistics and visualizations.
  • Perform inferential data analysis by computing confidence intervals and construct a simple predictive model.