Data Visualization and Reporting

Code: BIDA404
Apply this course towards: Business Administration - Certificate, Business Administration - Diploma, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Course description

Learn how to use common industry reporting and visualization tools such as Excel, Tableau, PowerBi and Shiny. You will also learn how to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of various data representation techniques and the fundamentals of dashboard design for various types of monitoring, analyzing and reporting.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the difference in purpose between real-time reporting, scheduled reporting and on-demand reporting
  • Evaluate different strengths and weaknesses of various data representation techniques and demonstrate how these representations assist with decision making
  • Apply heuristics to ‘report design’ based on need.
  • Apply BI fundamentals of goals, objectives, measures, metrics, KPIs, performance statistics
  • Apply judgement to data visualization regarding ethical concerns and practices

Perform the following basic tasks in Excel, PowerBI, Shiny, Tableau and Python:

  • Import cleaned and compiled data
  • Perform conditional formatting functions
  • Present data in usable charts, graphs and tables to enable effective interpretation
  • Create dashboards and reports to meet specific user needs


​It is recommended that students have completed either: 



  • Basic coding in R or Python as well as experience using formulas in Excel

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