By Tim Ryan

Early Bird Rates Available for the Six-Week Online Program

In today’s data-driven world, data analytics skills have become a vital asset for professionals across various industries. With companies constantly seeking individuals with the ability to analyze, interpret, and leverage data effectively, the demand for skilled data analysts has never been higher. Now is the perfect time to advance your career and broaden your skillset with Virginia Tech’s Introduction to Data Analytics certificate course. Secure your spot and benefit from Early Bird rates available through May 31st.

Starting on Wednesday, August 2, Virginia Tech’s six-week Introduction to Data Analytics course will meet online every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. This program aims to provide participants with a solid foundation in data analytics concepts and practical skills that can be tailored to their specific organizations or industries.

The course will be led by distinguished Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business faculty members Barbara Fraticelli, Reza Barkhi, and Jacob Shortt. Throughout the program, participants will focus on achieving the following objectives:

  1. Establish a strong foundation: Understand the history, core terms, and definitions of data analytics to effectively apply these concepts in a professional setting.
  2. Develop in-demand skills: Engage in hands-on experiences to build industry-relevant skills, preparing you for real-world application.
  3. Apply knowledge to specific industries: Utilize case studies and industry-specific examples to leverage data analytics for enhanced marketing, revenue growth, improved efficiency, and other competitive advantages.

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing before it expires on May 31:

  • Early Bird: $849 per person
  • Virginia Tech Faculty, Staff, Student, and Alumni: $829 per person (validation required)
  • Regular Registration (after May 31): $899 per person

Upon finishing the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Virginia Tech, which includes Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on total contact hours.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to power your career into the future. Space is limited, and registration closes on July 31. For more information, including a complete list of course modules, and to register, visit the course website at or email Mallory Tuttle with any inquiries.