ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Analytics Overview
Investments in big data solutions are expected to drive world revenues for analytics to $260 billion+ in 2022.† IT professionals with expertise in data science and analytics can make all the difference for the success of a business.
Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack™ online bachelor’s degree in analytics helps you prepare for the field with affordable, competency-based learning that puts you in control of your education. Speed past what you already know and focus on gaining new, relevant skills and knowledge.‡
Our ExcelTrack™ bachelor’s in analytics curriculum sharpens or expands your skills with course topics such as Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig, and Spark, as well as big data, data science, database architecture, data governance, database schemas, machine learning, MapReduce, MongoDB, enterprise data management, NoSQL, online analytical processing (OLAP), predictive analytics, and SAP Analytics. You’ll graduate with a solid foundation to pursue valuable IT certifications. Your degree and any certifications you have earned can prepare you to work in the field of data analytics.§
ExcelTrack™ degrees are for highly disciplined and self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge. They center on real-world career experiences and build on skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered. Start off with a series of assessments to demonstrate what you know, then move quickly past those topics and focus on developing new skills that are immediately applicable to your job. A faculty member will work with you to see that you stay on track.
Speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.
Each ExcelTrack™ course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know and spend time only on what you need to learn.
Take as many 1-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate of $2,500, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.