Foundations for Data Analytics

Launch your career in Business and Data Analytics…



Data & Analytics Jobs are in High Demand


Work-compatible LIVE online instruction


Update your skills for your current job or transition into a new career

Choose your learning journey!

This program offers 3 different options for students to define their learning pathways based on their needs.

1. Pursue one of our Specializations

Students can pursue one of the Specializations that have been designed by our faculty in the Milgard Center for Business Analytics at UW Tacoma.  Each pre-designed Specialization contains recommended courses concentrating on a specific domain in the data and analytics fields.  Students earn a digital Certificate in “Foundations for Data Analytics” upon completion of a minimum of 12 courses within 24 months.
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2. Build your own pathway to a Certificate

Build your own pathway to a Certificate by completing 12 or more courses that meet your specific learning objectives.  Students earn a digital Certificate in “Foundations for Data Analytics” upon completion of the courses within 24 months.

Create your own pathway…

3. Not interested in a Certificate? Build your skills with one or more courses.

Students can select one or more individual courses to build skills in specific areas of interest.

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“Data analytics is an emerging inter-disciplinary area which has a fast-growing job market. Our top goal is for students to succeed and have a great experience in our programs, as well as have a successful career in the evolving area of business analytics”

Haluk Demirkan

Program Director

Program Highlights

100% LIVE Online Instruction

3-hour courses delivered live on weekends and weekday evenings.  Review the class recording and practice what you’ve learned at your own pace thereafter.

Virtual Analytics Lab

Use our cutting-edge technology tools and cloud resources to do your course work.

Select a Specialization or Create your Own Pathway

Select one of our Specializations or choose individual courses to build your skills in one or more areas.

Earn a Digital Badge

Demonstrate your achievement and new skills with a shareable and verifiable digital badge.

Taught by UW Faculty and Industry Professionals

Learn from thought leaders in academia and from accomplished practitioners in industry.

High ROI

$135* per course

(*plus registration fee)

(Discounts for eligible students)


Business/Data Analytics Degree Preparation

Get prepared for a degree program in Business Analytics. 

Introduction to Data Analytics for Managers

Learn the fundamentals of business analytics and data science from a managerial perspective.


Data Science Degree Preparation

Get prepared for a degree program in Data Science. 


Applied Data Analytics for Beginners

 Learn how to leverage data and analytics for insights and decision-making.

Introduction to Programming for Data Analytics

Learn the foundational programming languages used for Data Analytics. 


Foundations for Data Analytics (Create your Own Pathway)

Complete 12 courses of your choice within 2 years and earn a Certificate in Foundations for Data Analytics.   


Not interested in a Certificate?

Register for one or more courses to build your skills.




Charles Lanfear

Charles Lanfear

Daniel Soper

Daniel Soper

Haluk Demirkan

Haluk Demirkan

Margo Bergman

Margo Bergman

   Mark    Keith

Mark Keith

Michael Helser

Michael Helser

Pelin Muharremoglu

Pelin Muharremoglu

Merve Kayhan Serter

Merve Kayhan Serter

Michael Turek

Michael Turek

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