Big Data Analytics

In this specialization, you will develop the knowledge and competence to turn big data into actionable intelligence. Designed to cultivate your analytical skills, Walden’s Big Data Analytics specialization will introduce you to the intricate world of data mining, including data auditing, aggregation, validation, and reconciliation. By learning how to turn big value data into business intelligence, you will acquire the ability to drive enterprise productivity and increase operational efficiencies.

Students interested in this specialization should have knowledge of Java, SQL, and data processing/warehousing principles and applications. A student with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Math (Discrete Mathematics, Statistics) or similar field grounded in quantitative skills is required. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree outside of those listed above and at a least one of the following certifications are also eligible:

  • IBM certification in Cognos, Risk Analytics, or SPSS
  • SAS certification in Foundation, Analytics, Administration, Data Management or Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft certification (e.g., MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCSM, MCDBA)
  • Certified Business Intelligence Professional
  • Certified Analytics Professional
  • Certified Data Management Professional
  • Certified Health Data Analyst

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 6111 Course Information Technology in the Organization Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6115 Course Computer Networking and Operating Systems Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6145 Course Enterprise Database Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6030 Course Principles of Programming Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 6655 Course Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6661 Course Business Analytics and Data Mining Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6160 Course Enterprise Systems Architecture Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6401 Course Statistical Concepts for Big Data Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6675 Course Introduction to Big Data Analytics Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 6685 Course Data Visualization Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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