BUS-K 529 Cloud-Based Analytics
- 7 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): MBA Core
Corporations and individuals have unprecedented access to data online and at the enterprise level. The ability to access, organize, and visualize this data are critical skills. While there are a multitude of applications available for these tasks, the fundamental skills remain the same across platform. By gaining hands-on experience with the cloud services, and leveraging the most recent analytical features of MS Office, along with additional business intelligence tools, this seven-week course will demonstrate the ability to take large datasets, organize, and visualize them.
The course will begin by discussing relational databases and cloud-based analytical technologies. Using Microsoft Azure, you will create and query an SQL database. These querying skills are then transferable to a variety of other cloud-based analytical environments such as the Azure Stream Analytics tool which will also be used in the course. You will then connect to external data utilizing Excel’s data model and the Power BI Desktop Suite, to create dashboards and visualize data.