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As Big Data gets bigger, demand is soaring for professionals with business analytic skills.

According to Statista, the total amount of data consumed around the globe is expected to more than double in the next five years, from 79 zettabytes in 2021 to more than 180 zettabytes in 2025. That’s zettabytes — as in 180 trillion gigabytes. 

In an era when Big Data is getting, well, much much bigger, demand is soaring for professionals who can make sense of all that information while applying insights to increasingly complex business problems. GMAC reports that 62% of corporate recruiters plan to hire MSBA graduates in 2021, up from 47% in 2020. 

Business schools are responding to the market demand. The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University announced a new full-time Master’s of Science in Business Analytics just this month while Michigan Ross announced its new MSBA in August. They’re the latest B-schools to join the wave of top business schools that have embraced business analytics in recent years

THE 10 BEST BIZ ANALYTICS COURSES

But not every professional has the time, resources or desire for a full-on degree in business analytics. That is why Code Spaces has compiled the Top 10 Business Analytics Online Certifications, Courses and Trainings in 2021. The courses were selected by industry experts and were designed by top business schools and companies.

Code Spaces is a platform helping connect online learners with courses, certifications and tutorials in business, development, design, information technology and more. The round-up below highlights the six courses from Code Spaces list that were developed by business schools and are taught by their faculties. Courses are offered through the online education platforms of Coursera.org or edX.org.

THE WHARTON SCHOOL

Course: Business Analytics Specialization
Offered through: Coursera.org, an online platform offering courses designed by top universities and companies
Level: Beginner
Duration: 20 weeks with 2 to 5 hours of coursework per week 

How are business decisions made using big data? In Wharton’s Business Analytics Specialization, students will learn how to analyze and explain data insights for a variety of business challenges. A final capstone project allows students to apply what they’ve learned to a real-world data set. 

“This Specialization provides an introduction to big data analytics for all business professionals, including those with no prior analytics experience. You’ll learn how data analysts describe, predict, and inform business decisions in the specific areas of marketing, human resources, finance, and operations, and you’ll develop basic data literacy and an analytic mindset that will help you make strategic decisions based on data,” reads the Coursera description. 

The specialization includes five courses:

Customer analytics
Operations analytics
People analytics
Accounting analytics
Business analytics capstone

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DUKE UNIVERSITY 

Course: Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization
Offered through: Coursera.org
Level: Beginner
Duration: 5 courses (4 to 6 weeks each) with 3 to 5 hours of coursework per week 

How do you formulate relevant data questions to inform strategic decisions? Duke’s specialization teaches students frame their business challenges as data questions to produce data-driven solutions. A capstone project designed around optimizing revenue from Airbnb residential properties asks students to explore and justify improvements to Airbnb processes.

“You’ll use powerful tools and methods such as Excel, Tableau, and MySQL to analyze data, create forecasts and models, design visualizations, and communicate your insights,” reads the Coursera description.

The specialization include five classes:

Business metrics for data-driven companies
Mastering data analysis in Excel
Data visualization and communication with Tableau
Managing big data with MySQL
Increasing real estate management profits: harnessing data analytics

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BDA and William Blair Advise EQT on Sale of ELEVATE to LRQA

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New York, NY January 27, 2022 –(PR.com)– BDA Partners is pleased to announce that EQT, advised by BDA in conjunction with William Blair, has agreed to sell its majority stake in ELEVATE to LRQA via its EQT Mid Market Fund. Under the transaction, ELEVATE will be acquired by LRQA and Ian Spaulding, who has led the successful growth of ELEVATE since its inception in 2013, will join the LRQA executive team. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in 2022.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, ELEVATE is a market leading, premium provider of customized solutions focusing on ESG and supply chain effectiveness with operations in more than 100 countries. The Company supports over 450 corporate customers along global supply chains within ESG and sustainable sourcing through a unique combination of in-depth insights driven by on-the-ground presence, high-quality and comprehensive services and data analytics. EQT Private Equity acquired a majority interest in ELEVATE in 2016, with the founders and management retaining significant stakes in the Company.

Headquartered in the UK, LRQA is the leading global assurance provider bringing together expertise in certification, cybersecurity, inspection, and training. LRQA focuses on helping companies negotiate a rapidly changing risk landscape, with the ambition to lead the digital transformation of the assurance market. LRQA was formed from the sale of the Business Assurance and Inspection Services division of Lloyd’s Register, to funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

BDA Partners and William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisors to EQT on the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Vesa Koskinen, Partner within EQT Private Equity’s Advisory Team, said, “It has been an exciting journey with ELEVATE which is now a global leader of ESG and supply chain services and a pioneer in the industry. Ian and the management team have done a fantastic job in driving the Company’s strategic vision and we are proud to …

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