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Data Analytics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
San Francisco, CA, United States| Online
The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics from Golden Gate University prepares students for careers in a world increasingly dependent on data, in dynamic fields that require the application of interdisciplinary scientific and statistical methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data.
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Overview

Data Analytics is a technically-oriented program which will help students build a tool-set of data analytics skills. Students will gain real-world, practical training from leading-edge industry professionals who place data analytics within a business and enterprise context, ensuring that students become well-rounded professionals themselves.

This Data Analytics program from Golden Gate University will help the adult undergraduate student acquire an understanding of, and competency in, current trends in data analytics, applying them to generate insights from data in a variety of business and organizational contexts. 

Students will learn about Big Data, master the technical aspects of data analytics, and understand the relevance of this type of analysis to business and organizations. Students will benefit from a curriculum that leverages critical thinking, information literacy, and effective communication skills to help students increase their professional marketability. 

These skills will advance students' ability to analyze business problems, put those problems in perspective, and clearly communicate insights gained from data analyses.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, including the general education program, will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamentals of data analytics to real-world business problems.
  • Leverage familiarity with the appropriate use of key analytic languages/methods/tools, including R, Python, SQL, NOSQL, SAS, and Tableau, to address business problems, and be able to articulate the advantages and limitations of each one in a variety of business and organizational contexts.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify, acquire, cleanse and effectively organize data for analysis.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the utility of data analytics tools using data visualization methods in extracting value from data sets.
  • Recognize the various challenges (social, economic, and political) represented by the Big Data ecosystem and describe the use of supporting technologies to address these challenges.
  • Explain the differences between structured and unstructured data and be able to deploy them appropriately, aligning the use of each with relevant business applications.
  • Describe the different approaches to machine learning and the implications of each one, demonstrating the application of the most common algorithms.
  • Explain the use of Natural Language Processing, identifying and implementing potential applications and appropriate supporting tools.
  • Use storytelling with visual outcomes from analytics to communicate effectively to members of the business community and others, both expert and non-expert, in a variety of settings and formats.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business implications, relevance and applicability of data analytics and statistical inferences.
  • Identify opportunities, needs and constraints for data analytics within organizational contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Management
  • The Manager as Communicator
  • Management Principles
  • Law of Contracts, Sales, & Commercial Transactions
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Operations Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A high school grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher
  • A resume showing three or more years of professional work experience
  • A statement of purpose stating why Golden Gate University is the right institution to meet your personal and professional goals; and
  • In some cases, participate in an interview (by telephone or in person) with the dean.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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