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ACP Data Analytics for Business University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education




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Course info


Highly successful businesses have shown that strategic business decisions need to be driven by data analyses. The ability to gather information from data is an in-demand skill that is valuable in any industry. This is why data analytics is among the fastest-growing professions today. Data analysis requires more than relying on reports and statistical analysis. It requires a balance of technical skills and analytical abilities to determine clear, actionable business solutions.

UC Irvine’s 3-month post-graduate level Accelerated Certificate Program (ACP) in Data Analytics for Business covers a wide array of topics; students will learn the fundamental concepts behind collecting, storing, and analyzing data. Through descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, students will also learn how to utilize analytic tools and models to reliably forecast trends and behaviors, effectively utilize visualization tools, and create effective strategies.


Define appropriate business goals for implementing better data-driven decisions
Develop actionable plans from existing corporate data and initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness of current strategies
Create and explain data visualizations to support data understanding
Perform data analysis on various data sets using industry-standard tools
Utilize a variety of analytics techniques for model training and validation
Collect, select, describe, profile, and prepare data from various sources for analysis
Explain the differences between descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics and how each fits into the data analytics workflow
Develop plans to deploy analytics models, including monitoring, maintenance, and formal review of the project
Create decision plans to optimize business processes, mitigate risks, and guide decision making
Communicate model and analytics results to all levels of management
Gain a competitive edge in the global job market through an internship in a U.S. company

Who Should Attend

The Data Analytics for Business Certificate is a comprehensive program designed for working adults within a wide range of professional backgrounds to develop the skills they need to succeed in this exciting, high-growth field. Learn how to better understand organizational data and business processes in ways that drive results. Specific job titles that would benefit from this program include Business and Data Analysts, Marketing, Sales, Operations, and those professionals looking to broaden their skills.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study ACP Data Analytics for Business.

Full Time (3 months)

Tuition fees

$7,900.00 (5,92,006) per year

Certificate tuition: USD $7,900 (A 33% tuition discount will be applied for spring and summer 2021 quarters); Approximate total cost before discounts: USD $14,100, excludes airfare; Internship tuition: USD $2,900

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education

Building CE-3 #234,

Pereira at Brandywine,



92697, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must be at least 18 years of age or older

Evidence of a university degree and/or substantial academic or professional experience

English proficiency tests accepted

530 PBT TOEFL or 17 on each section

50 Pearson Academic

3.5 iTEP
95 Duolingo
Advanced Cambridge
EIKEN Japanese Test in Practical English “Grade pre-1”
GEPT “High-Intermediate”

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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