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Data Analytics Track

Whether you're conducting research or drafting up a proposal, knowing how to effectively analyze data is a game changer for a wide variety of careers.

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Boost your resume by tackling real-world projects from global companies.

Earn credits and credentials that will jumpstart your future.

There are 3 enrollment options:

3 or 6 Wayne State credits*

Business Elective: BA5800 (6 credits)

General Elective: GLS 5500 (6 credits)

Engineering Elective: BE2600  (3 credits)

Fall Program Dates

August 26 to December 10, 2024

The cost of the program is 6 credits of standard tuition plus a $1,800 special program fee. Applicants may be eligible for a scholarship toward the program fee. Upon course start, the total cost of the program is billed to your student account just like any other course.

Intro to Data Analytics

Data Visualization with Tableau

Utilize Excel to compile and review real-world datasets.

Use Tableau to become a data storyteller.

Analyze data from real-world case studies from Netflix, Spotify and more.

Design visualizations in Tableau that showcase data sets in an easily understandable way.

Receive an Excel Specialist certification and badge for your LinkedIn.

Receive a Tableau Specialist certification and badge for your LinkedIn.

Intercultural Competency Skills

Earn Badges Upon Completion

Intercultural Skills Badge
Excel Specialist Badge
Tableau Specialist Badge

Build your emotional intelligence skillset.

Develop listening skills that manage bias.

Receive an Intercultural Skills Badge for LinkedIn.

Brand Project Spotlight

You'll dive headfirst into a compelling Data Analysis project with Intel's Sustainability team:

  • Apply professional data analysis and visualization techniques in a real-world context.
  • Navigate intricate sustainability-related business problems.
  • Craft insightful, data-driven recommendations.





Social Media



Financial Analyst

Data skills are formore than juststatistics majors.

Work with professionals
to your success.



Dr. Robert Alvarez

Dr. Lauren Crider

Data scientist at Intel and NASA and former professor at Santa Clara University, Robert will be your expert guide into the world of data analytics. He’s devoted his professional life to studying and using data to champion holistic changes in a wide array of fields.

Doctor of Mathematics who conducted research at MIT and passionate educator, Lauren currently works as an analyst and product data scientist at a rad startup. She inspires students of all backgrounds to love working with data - even if they don’t love math as much as she does.

You’ll be supported every step of the way.

Teaching Team

Your teaching team is here to support and mentor you through your experience. Attend Drop-In Hours with the team to ask questions and connect with them.


Connect and network with your peers across other universities, ask questions and share some of your projects progress.


Our super-powered chatbot Bodhi has solved 80% of participants' questions in past terms—but get real human help when needed.

Add projects like these to your portfolio.

Check out past projects created by alumni of the Data Analytics Track.

Get real-world experience this fall.

No commitment today — saving your spot now allows you to apply and enroll later.

“The Global Career Accelerator has been an amazing program. I got my current position because of my time in the Data Analytics Track. Working with Tableau was a really cool way to bring the creative world and data world together.”

Mackenzie R.

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
Alumna of the Data Analytics Track

Frequently Asked Questions

The Wayne State Global Career Accelerator is offered in partnership with Podium Education, the leader in developing online experiences that empower universities to prepare students for high-growth careers in the digital economy.

The program is offered through Wayne State University.

Contact the Wayne State Global Career Accelerator Team at (313) 513-7671.

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