ExcelTrack® Online Bachelor's Degree in Analytics

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ExcelTrack® Bachelor’s in Analytics Overview

Accelerate your bachelor’s degree with our flexible, self-paced ExcelTrack® program. Take charge of your education and be ready to move your analytics career forward.

  • Earn the same respected Purdue Global bachelor’s degree in analytics faster and more affordably.
  • Meet the growing demand: computer and information system positions are increasing much faster than average — and the global big data and analytics market is estimated to reach $195+ billion by 2030.
  • Take 100% online courses that teach you how to interpret data and present your recommendations. Learn to use industry-standard tools to analyze data and report various datasets.
  • Prepare for IT industry certifications.
  • Choose from four concentrations to focus your degree.

Come Back With ExcelTrack®

Get the credit you deserve and put your experience to work. Designed for disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack® is a highly personalized learning pathway that lets you control your pace, deadlines, and courseload.

  • Take assessments to show what you already know, then move quickly past those topics to spend time only on what you still need to learn.
  • Speed up or slow down as needed — you’re evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.
  • Work directly with faculty to ensure you’ve learned all the material.
  • Save on tuition — take as many of one-credit courses as you want in a term for a flat rate of $2,500, excluding fees.

Learn More About ExcelTrack®

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Gain the Tech Skills Employers Need

Sharpen or expand your skills in Apache Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Spark, 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.

Quality Education. Respected Degrees.

At Purdue Global, we’re quick to recognize industry trends and design programs that meet the needs of today’s employers. In addition to our bachelor’s in analytics, we offer online programs in cloud computing solutions and cybersecurity.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the bachelor’s degree program focus on the fundamentals of data analytics, applying industry-accepted and emerging practices to use data to find effective, real-world solutions.

All courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.

Sample Courses

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)—Deep Learning and Machine Learning
  • Data Curation Concepts
  • Programming for Data Analysis (Python, R, and Java)
  • Reporting and Visualization
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Blockchain, Cryptography, and Hashgraph
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Program Requirements

Core Credits
Major Credits
Elective Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

ExcelTrack® Bachelor's in Analytics Degree Concentrations

Choose from optional concentrations:

  • Software development using C#

    Focus on the C# programming language in software design and development, including web and mobile applications. C# is an object-oriented, component-oriented programming language.

  • Software development using Java

    Use the Java programming language to design, develop and write programs across devices. Java remains the most popular language for application software development.

  • Software development using Python

    Explore software development concepts using the Python programming language while applying related approaches to data structures, algorithms, web services, graphics, mobile, and multimedia. Python is a versatile language known for its beginner friendliness, making it widely used.

  • Software development using web languages

    Study advanced software design and development concepts using JavaScript and PHP. JavaScript is a client-side scripting language while PHP is a server-side scripting language.

Is ExcelTrack® Right for You?

  • You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
  • You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
  • You have successfully completed at least 3 courses at an accredited college or university.

If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.

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Prepare to Sit for Industry Certifications

Purdue Global’s online bachelor’s degree in analytics provides a solid foundation for pursuing IT certifications, including:

  • Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE)
  • Cloudera Certified Associate (CCA) Data Analyst
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifications
    • AWS Certified Big Data—Specialty
    • AWS Certified Developer—Associate
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate
    • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner—Associate
    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate

Earn Credit for Prior Certifications

If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your analytics degree.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. The average Purdue Global military student is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate's and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor's.

View the total cost of attendance for your program.

What Does a Data Analyst Do?

Hundreds of digital tools are available to help organizations acquire, sort, and interpret data to identify their competitive advantages, uncover weaknesses, and develop effective solutions. To maximize the power of these resources, they rely on qualified data analysts to:

  • Collect data to support goals, maximize profits, and increase efficiency.
  • Create or discover new data procurement and processing programs.
  • Process several different types of data, including websites.
  • Research and help create models to analyze an organization’s problems.
  • Deploy software and hardware upgrades to leverage big data cases.
  • Monitor and study the results of data analytics and metrics.

Career Opportunities

The demand for computer and information professionals with the skills to research and analyze data is predicted to increase faster than the average for all occupations over the next decade. By earning a bachelor’s degree in analytics, you may be qualified for one of the career outcomes listed below.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Take 3 Weeks to Get to Know Us

Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period.

There’s no financial obligation and no cost to apply.

That’s the Purdue Global Commitment.

Download the Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Analytics and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor’s degree in analytics.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.


IT faculty members who have advanced degrees


IT faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Advanced and Doctoral Degrees: Statistics include all Purdue Global IT faculty members. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, May 2022.
Publications and Development Hours: Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


Big Data and Analytics Market Growth: Source: Big Data & Analytics Market Research Report; Component (Hardware, Service, and Software), Research and Markets; 2023, https://www.researchandmarkets.com/report/big-data-analytics.

Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

ExcelTrack® BSBA and BSIT Degree Pace: ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.

Job Growth—Computer and Information Systems: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers and Computer and Information Research Scientists. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.