Introduction to Data Analytics (Microcredential)

Data analytics is one of the top skills employers are looking for, especially in the greater Capital District.

This rapidly-growing field requires specific skills and training, and you can begin to learn the skills necessary with this introductory microcredential.

Those pursuing the Introduction to Data Analysis microcredential will focus on economic and business analytic courses. Using data skills is a critical and essential function in most professional and business organizations and you will learn, apply and analyze data analytics practices, communications skills and economic perspectives. This microcredential will help you demonstrate your ability to communicate analytics to a wide range of stakeholders.

Microcredentials are designed to be completed in a stackable sequence, if you wish continue your education further. Students who complete this microcredential also can continue on to pursue the Advanced Data Analytics Microcredential


  • Quantitative Business Applications
  • Introduction to Business Analytics with Microsoft Excel
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of this microcredential, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe data analytics practices.
  • Identify and describe trends in data for various stakeholders.

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Ricky P. Thibodeau
Business and Criminal Justice DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON