Become proficient in fundamentals of business intelligence and data analytics. This course will provide the framework for you to understand, use and evaluate a variety of techniques and skills in analyzing data sets and making appropriate interpretations of the data.
Explain the fundamentals of business intelligence and data analytics
Describe the abilities and limitations of Excel in data analytics
Evaluate different techniques and tools that can be used in business intelligence and data analytic activities
Describe the differences and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics
Appropriately apply fundamental statistical logic to data interpretation
Apply fundamental data analytic heuristics
Effectively make insights from data
Apply guidelines to data analytics practices considering ethics and privacy
If your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of fluency through the submission of an IELTS (Academic) score of minimum 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5), TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet Based TOEFL), completion of the UVic English Language Centre's ELPI 570 level, or equivalent level through one of our English pathway partners.
Required equipment and software
Personal computer with reliable internet connection – a machine with administrative privileges is recommended
Webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in is recommended
Speakers and microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2–2016
Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1
macOS 10.14 Mojave or later
Recommended: Excel for Microsoft 365 on Windows or macOS; or at least Excel 2019 or Excel 2016
Microsoft Office 365 – Students will benefit from Microsoft Office 365 as it is free for the UVic community. Once you have your Netlink ID account, you can sign up for your UVic Microsoft 365 account at onlineservices.uvic.ca and download the software.
Processor: 1.4GH (this allows you to use Zoom, Excel and Brightspace at the same time)
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Any requests to withdraw received more than a week prior to the course start date will be issued a full tuition refund. A refund—less an administrative fee ($60)—will be issued if you request to withdraw or transfer courses within the week prior to the course start date. No refunds will be issued after the course start date. Requests to transfer from one course section to another, or to withdraw from one course to another, are considered course withdrawals and will adhere to withdrawal deadlines noted above.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).