Learn Data Visualization and Analytics

University of Minnesota Data Visualization and Analytics
Boot Camp | Join a Growing
Field That Transforms Data Into Decisions

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.
  • Project Tracks: Complete a final project based on your chosen industry.
  • Student Success: Stay on track with 24/7 on-demand academic support.
  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

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Next Cohort
Begins:
December 12
Time to
Complete:
24 weeks,
part-time
Live Online
Classes:
9 hours
per week
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The Support You Need

Completing a data analytics boot camp is a big step, no matter where you are in your professional journey. Our program is designed to not only equip you with the fundamental tools and skills you need to accelerate your career, but to also provide you with unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Work with an admissions advisor who will prepare you for your boot camp.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat.
  • Access a 1-on-1 tutor if you get stuck.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and graduates.
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Use Big Data to Solve Big Problems

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day — much of which can be used to translate information into global insights, predict future trends, and help organizations make better decisions.

That’s why data analytics is one of the fastest-growing fields in today’s economy, with jobs projected to grow by 31% between 2020 and 2030.1

Additionally, data analyst is one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America for 2022.2

1Bureau of Labor Statistics
2Glassdoor

Our Boot Camp Learners Are in Demand
Our employer-ready learners have received job offers from thousands of global organizations. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
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Further Your Career

Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you’ll learn in your program to advance your career. They will assist you in developing a strong portfolio, a polished resume, and sharp interview skills. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.

Innovative Curriculum. In-Demand Skills.
University of Minnesota Data Visualization and Analytics Boot Camp is a student-first, online experience that combines collaborative, hands-on training with real-world data sets to provide you with the tools to collect, analyze, and visualize big data — and to make your next career move.

The curriculum is delivered through high-quality coursework and live, online classes. Instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 guidance to learners throughout the program.

Do more with Microsoft Excel. You’ll even learn to model historic stock trends — and, hopefully, beat the market.

  • What you will learn:
  • Pivot tables
  • Forecasting
  • VBA scripting
  • Statistical modeling

Gain a strong foothold in one of today’s fundamental programming languages.

  • What you will learn:
  • Python 3
  • APIs
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib

Learn to organize data into well-structured and easily retrievable data formats.

  • What you will learn:
  • SQL
  • PostgreSQL/pgAdmin
  • MongoDB
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process

Learn the core technologies of web development and create new, interactive data visualizations that you can share with everyone on the web.

  • What you will learn:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap framework
  • JavaScript charting
  • Geomapping with Leaflet.js

Near the end of the program, you’ll be immersed into new and in-demand topics and tools.

  • What you will learn:
  • Tableau
  • Data ethics
  • Hadoop
  • Machine learning

Your final project is an opportunity to get creative and collaborate with a small group of students to design an impressive data visualization application.

Now You’re Ready
By the time you complete the boot camp, you will have mastered in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of projects using real-world data sets, and earned a valuable Certificate from the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Personalized Project Tracks
Due to the vast nature of the data analytics field, you will be able to tailor a portion of your learning experience to the exact career path you want to pursue. Choose from finance, healthcare, or a custom direction, and work with a small team to design your final project based on your industry of interest — and on the problems you want to solve.
Learn on Your Schedule
This is a part-time program designed for working professionals like you who are seeking to advance careers, enhance skills for a current role, or change career paths by learning data science and analytics.
Time to complete 24 weeks
Live classes 9 hrs/week
Homework & projects 20+ hrs/week
Class time 3 weekday evenings
(3 hrs/class)
Invest in Your Career. Explore Financial Options. Data visualization & analytics boot camp fee: $11,245
Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get $1,000 off your tuition cost when paid in full.
Alumni Scholarship
University alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments over the length of the program with no interest.
AmeriCorps
The program is eligible to use your AmeriCorps award.
Employer Funding
Workforce development assistance may be available through federal, state, and local offices.

edX Boot Camps does not receive any commissions or payments for referrals or successful loan applications. The lender’s loan approval criteria will apply and you should consider the terms and conditions of any loan carefully. We are not credit advisors. We make no representations about whether you will be given a loan or whether a loan will be suitable for you. We are not responsible for representations made to you by any credit provider.

What Boot Camp Graduates Are Saying
  • “I have wanted to pursue this career change for many years; however, being a full-time working mother makes it nearly impossible to gain the necessary education. … This program helped me begin my new career path in a field I am very passionate about. It changed my life for the better, for myself and my family!” Kali H.
  • “I accepted a job position before I even finished [the] boot camp. I have no doubt that being enrolled in [the] boot camp was a big factor in me getting the position. I am incredibly happy and grateful to [the] boot camp for giving me new skills and improving my skills that I had before.” Nathaniel W.
  • “Career Services prepared my LinkedIn profile in a way that was quickly noticed by hiring managers, and less than a week after graduation I was contacted about a contract-to-hire role that I happily accepted.” Matthew K.
  • “I was looking for a new exciting career field to get into, and data analytics seemed perfect for my background. This completely changed my life considering I'm on salary now and can build my career in tech from a good spot.” Michael N.
  • “I truly appreciate the training, support, and networking resources [the boot camp has] given me during this time. [The] Data Visualization and Analytics Boot Camp changed my life. After 10 years of a career break, I got a job as a Python developer.” Nisha K.
A Powerful Educational Partnership

About the University of
Minnesota College of Continuing
and Professional Studies


Established in 1913, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is one of the most diverse of the University of Minnesota’s 18 colleges and schools. The college’s purpose is to inspire and serve an expanding population of learners in all stages of life. Each year, the College serves thousands of learners working toward individualized or applied degrees and certificates, accessing University courses, or participating in boot camps, short courses, and events.

This program is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with edX.


About edX


edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.

The Next Data Visualization and Analytics
Boot Camp Starts December 12.
Reserve Your Spot Today!
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