Data Science

Explore how data can be leveraged to help organizations solve problems and stay competitive in a fast-changing business climate.

In an age of data-driven decision-making, businesses large and small are increasingly using information that must be analyzed by skilled professionals. Data scientists are in demand. In fact, Glassdoor named this occupation as the best job in America for 2018.1

IBM Registered Business Partner

If you’re interested in supporting data-based problem-solving in today’s workplace, this concentration is a good fit for you. Courses in this concentration were developed in partnership with IBM.

Courses

In this concentration, you will:

  • Explore digital data and tools to analyze and solve important problems in any organization or industry.
  • Learn how to collect, analyze, and visualize data and communicate insights to diverse stakeholders.
  • Use virtual labs to gain an understanding of some of the real-world applications of data science.

Degree Requirements and Plan of Study

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Business courses (61 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (55 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum credit requirement for program completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-515-3563.

Business Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code LDRS 1001 Course Personal and Organizational Leadership Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ACCT 1004S Course Fundamentals of Accounting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code STAT 2002 Course Business Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ECON 1002 Course Microeconomics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2001 Course Business Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 2010 Course Data Science Essentials Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MRKT 3001 Course Marketing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HRMG 3001 Course Human Resource Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code FNCE 3001 Course Financial Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ISYS 3001 Course Information Systems in Enterprise Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 3010 Course Operations Management Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DSCI 2020 Course Storytelling With Data: Visualization and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 3030 Course Data Mining and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 3040 Course Advanced Data Science Tools and Techniques Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from general education, BS in Business Administration, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master's (AIM) courses. At least three courses must be at the 3000 level or higher. Your elective credits should total 55 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements for this online business administration degree. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 4900 Course Capstone: Strategic Business Management Credits (5 cr.)

Embedded Certificate

This concentration features the option to earn an embedded certificate. You will take the required four data science courses in addition to one of the required statistics courses (indicated below) to complete the 25 credit certificate—a valuable credential that attests to specialized knowledge and skills you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DSCI 2010 Course Data Science Essentials Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 2020 Course Storytelling With Data: Visualization and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 3030 Course Data Mining and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 3040 Course Advanced Data Science Tools and Techniques Credits (5 cr.)
Choose one of the following
Course Code PSYC 3002
or
STAT 2001
or
STAT 2002
or
STAT 3001
or
STAT 3401
Course Introduction to Basic Statistics

Statistics

Business Statistics

Statistical Methods and Applications

Statistical Concepts
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)

(5 cr.)

(5 cr.)

(5 cr.)

1 Source: Glassdoor, “50 Best Jobs in America,” 2018.

Walden recognizes the professional development efforts you’ve already made. By applying your CPCU courses toward your bachelor’s degree, you can save time and money when earning your degree. Speak to your enrollment advisor for details.

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