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ACU College of Business Administration Professional Development Resources

Getting Started

Welcome to the Data Analytics Page for the College of Business Administration's Professional Development Team! We are so excited that you're here. Within this page, you will find tools to explore job titles in analytics, learn about skills and certifications that make ACU students competitive in a professional workplace, and explore job and internship opportunities. This page is currently under construction, as we will be adding more resources. GO WILDCATS!

What is Data Analytics?

Data Analytics: The collection, organization, and visualization of data to make conclusions about strategic business decisions.

How Can I Become a Data Analyst?

The College of Business Administration offers a concentration in Fintech and Data Analytics. This concentration requires Scripting, Analytics 3: Data Mining, Analytics, and an Upper Level Finance class. There are also multiple post- graduate degree programs at ACU and elsewhere detailed on this page.

What Jobs Can I Get In Data Analytics?

Data Analytics Job Titles by Laney Aguilar

For more information about job titles look here: Labor Market Insights

This link will take you to ACU's Career Development Center. Enter a job title into the search bar and it will generate core responsibilities, top companies to work for, average salaries, technical skills, and more.

Certifications/Resources

 

  • SQL For Data Analysis - LinkedIn Learning: Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language made for data reconfiguration. It contains a variety of functions that allow the user to manage and rearrange data. This program would award a certificate upon completion and is free for ACU students through Linkedin Learning.

  • Excel Mastering Pivot Tables and Reports: Pivot tables are one of the most important features in Microsoft Excel. They allow a user to generate reports and summaries instantly. Since 2010, Excel enables users to create mini databases from pivot tables. This program would award a certificate upon completion and is free for ACU students through Linkedin Learning.

  • Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate: This program is an introduction to R programming, Python, SQL, and Tableau. These platforms are most commonly used in various data analytics roles. Learn to clean, organize, and present data. The course is available through Coursera and gives a great overview of skills data analysts used day-to-day.

  • Microsoft Certified: Power BI Associate: Power BI is a part of the Microsoft Power platform. It allows the user to visualize data and track key performance indicators to help make strategic business decisions. 

  • Tableau Business Intelligence Analyst Professional Certificate: Tableau is a business intelligence software that focuses on data visualization. It also has a live feature that allows users to connect to other data sources, such as SQL.

 

Job and Internship Opportunities

Want a Job in Data Analytics?

Linked here is a spreadsheet that lists out different jobs based on location.

Want an Internship in Data Analytics?

Linked here is a spreadsheet that lists out different internships based on location.