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Course overview

Harness Excel, SQL, and Tableau to tell compelling stories with data. Build confidence and credibility to power insight-driven strategy on the job.

This course will teach you how to use large data sets to make critical decisions. This program was created for analysts, digital marketers, sales managers, product managers, and data novices looking to learn the essentials of data analysis. You’ll use industry tools, Excel, and SQL to analyse large real world data sets and create data dashboards and visualizations to share your findings. Data Analytics culminates in a portfolio-grade presentation of your analysis and insights to your classmates and instructional team.

What you'll learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use Excel, SQL, and Tableau to collect, clean, and analyse large data sets
  • Present data-driven insights to key stakeholders using data visualization and dashboards
  • Tell compelling stories with your data

Study method

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    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
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    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
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    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • 10 weeks, part-time

Entry requirements

This is a beginner-friendly program with no prerequisites. If you are new to data analysis, you will have access to three hours of pre-work to help you prepare for the course, and your Admissions producer may recommend that you take a short Excel workshop. If you already work with basic functions in Excel or have dabbled in SQL, our curriculum will enable you to perform more powerful analyses.

Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this course is a good fit for you.

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Course features

Engage in hands-on, project-based learning that’s designed to cover the most important data analytics concepts and tools.

As a student, you’ll:

  • Explore new concepts and tools through expert-led lectures and discussions
  • Complete hands-on exercises with real-world data sets to reinforce newly learned skills
  • Receive individualized feedback and support from your instructional team
  • Apply what you’ve learned to create a portfolio project: a presentation detailing your approach to and findings from solving a real-world data problem


For the Data Analytics final project, you will address a data-related problem in your professional field or a topic of interest. You will acquire a real-world data set, then prepare, clean, and analyze it to draw meaningful conclusions.

Students share their results and each create a presentation that includes:

  • A summary of the data acquisition, cleaning, and parsing stages
  • A clear visualization or dashboard that displays insights both numerically and graphically
  • A description of high-level insights and resulting actions that are relevant to key stakeholders

Our instructors are available to validate the feasibility and manage the scope of your project.


Core Units
Welcome to Data Analytics
Data Cleaning and Aggregation With Excel
Data Cleaning and Aggregation With Excel (Cont.)
Querying and Organizing Data With SQL
Querying and Organizing Data in SQL (Cont.)
And more!

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Payment options

  • Course price: $4,500 (inc GST)
  • General Assembly offers a variety of financing options, including deferred payment plans, 0% instalment plans and scholarships, so you focus on what counts — your education

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About General Assembly

Since 2011 General Assembly has built a community of more than 100,000 graduates worldwide that include the career change bootcamps & career advancement short-courses courses. General Assembly has been named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a Fast Company World-Changing Idea, and the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education. Plus their programs are in the top rankings from Career Karma and Course Report.

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