Data Analytics Program

Get ready to jumpstart a career with impact. Earn credit while learning in-demand data analytics skills including Excel and Tableau.

Enrollment is now open for Summer 2022!

Enhance your resume by tackling real-world projects from global companies including:

Our World Runs On Data

Data is everywhere. From helping schools expand equal education access to allowing Silicon Valley startups to make advancements in alternative energy, data continuously transforms our lives.

We want to better equip you – the next generation of changemakers – with the tools and skills needed to successfully interpret the stories data tells and make the bold, data-driven decisions that will better our tomorrow.

Earn Credits & Real-World Skills

 Six Credits. One Data Analytics Program.

Summer Term: May 23, 2022 - July 29, 2022

DATA 101


Course 1: Intro to Applied Data Analytics

This isn’t your typical intro course. Starting Day 1, you’ll learn how to utilize tools like Excel to analyze real-world datasets and solve real-world problems. Data-driven decision making is the future — be a part of it.

After this course, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data analytics skills
  • Collaborate with others on how to remove bias from data analysis
  • Have experience with intercultural training used by the UN 
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with diverse team members
  • Receive an Excel Specialist Certification & badge for your LinkedIn

DATA 201



Picking up where Intro left off, you’ll utilize tools like Tableau to become a data storyteller. You will learn to apply key design principles and create digestible and dynamic data visualizations to impact the world around you. 

After this course, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your career with in-demand data visualization skills
  • Build your resume with real-world data visualization experience
  • Successfully navigate challenging situations with increased emotional intelligence 
  • Expertly engage in intercultural communication and collaboration with diverse peers
  • Receive a Tableau Specialist Certification & badge for your LinkedIn


The world is changing how we work and connect with each other. Whether your future team collaborates in-person or remotely across continents, building skills like emotional intelligence, listening for understanding and managing bias will help you stand out in your future job search.

How It Works

Take everything you know about online courses and throw it away. Applying the best of both worlds, this program blends the structured familiarity of in-person classes with the ease and convenience of virtual learning, delivering you the tools and resources you need to succeed. Experience high-quality content, engaging group discussions and develop relevant, applicable skills from the moment you log in.





Whether you prefer to work at your desk at 2 PM or on your couch at 2 AM, our 100% online program gives you the flexibility to learn your way, every day. 

Each week, you’ll complete online modules containing Hollywood-produced Video Lectures and tangible exercises, set to a schedule that works best for you.

Once you’ve tackled the modules on your own, meet with your peers weekly in LiveLab, a virtual classroom conducted over Zoom.

During these sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your peers and instructor to deepen your understanding and get additional hands-on practice. 

Instead of being graded on learning theories and memorizing formulas, this course will be open-world, where you can use all the resources around you to solve real problems.

Skill Builders and Portfolio Projects will help you apply relevant concepts to real data sets and demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

You're going to feel confident and fully supported every step of the way.

If a specific assignment has you stumped, reach out to our 1:1 on-demand Tutoring Center or attend weekly group Study Halls! Need help catching up or have questions? Your dedicated Program Advisor is here to be your personal success coach.

What You'll Learn

Each module in this course is designed to make you career-ready, anywhere in the world. Using international case studies and a learn-by-doing approach, you'll analyze data, translate technical details into business needs, and begin confidently communicating the stories behind the numbers with peers from around the globe.

Robert Really Loves Data


A rare blend of profound, real-world experiences and a passion for upskilling students, Robert will be both your fearless leader and #1 cheerleader throughout the course. By devoting his professional life to studying and using data to champion holistic changes in a wide array of fields, Robert has the industry experience to best prepare you for your future data-driven career.

He’ll also attempt to be funny along the way – we apologize in advance.

Artificial Intelligence advisor at
NASA’s Frontier Development Lab

Former Supply Chain Data Scientist at Intel

Former Professor of Machine Learning & Data Science at Santa Clara University

Avid Rum Judge & Traveler

Dr. Robert Alvarez


I love being able to share my knowledge and passion for data and about critical thinking and problem solving with everyone. This class is not a math class. It’s a data class, and we can do so much more by giving students the right tools.

Hey! I'm Andrew.


Every week, I’ll assist any way I can during our virtual LiveLabs to make sure you’re properly retaining the info from the Video Lectures.

Right At Your Fingertips

LiveLab Instructor

We know you got this. But for the times you need a helping hand, we’ve compiled a slew of resources to make sure you achieve the best results.

Natalie here!

Missed a class? Having some issues submitting assignments? LMK! Together, we’ll troubleshoot any hiccups that get in the way of you having a smooth learning experience.

Program Advisor

Don't Just Take Our Word For It ...

The lessons taught in this class apply to the real world, and the instructors are passionate about what they're teaching.

Great course! One of my favorite courses I've taken in college so far.

This has been the best class I've taken in college because I felt like I learned something useful for once.


SENIOR | Finance

JUNIOR | Comms

I really liked how we used real data sets. It showed me that data analysis can be used in so many professional fields.

I must say I ENJOYED this class, and I actually retained knowledge from it.

What I liked most is how practical it is.

This course has been great!

I am already using my data analysis skills for vendor management at a financial institution.

JUNIOR | Accounting


ALUM | Marketing


The Loyola Data Analytics Program will be offered this 2022 Summer Term.
This Program consists of two courses:

  • Intro to Applied Data Analytics: May 23, 2022 - June 24, 2022
  • Data Visualization with Tableau: June 27, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Class will be broken up into two parts:

  1. The Video Lectures are high-quality, recorded online videos and can be completed any time — day or night — but you will need to stay on track with your Loyola peers.

  2. The virtual classrooms, LiveLabs, are twice a week, conducted over Zoom video chat with your classmates.

For the Loyola Data Analytics Program, LiveLabs will be:

  • LiveLab Section option 1: Wednesdays/Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (America/Chicago)
  • LiveLab Section option 2: Wednesdays/Fridays from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (America/Chicago)
  • LiveLab Section option 3: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (America/Chicago)

More time options may be added in the future. You are required to attend LiveLabs with your classmates weekly.

You will have access to an on-demand online tutor, a coach to make sure you stay on track, a peer pod for group work, and weekly live discussions.

No, these courses are designed for all backgrounds and majors. Rather than starting your courses in theory, your courses will start with a focus on real world application, using tools that remove complexity. These courses are not just “open note”; they are “open everything”, just like the real world.

These courses will require you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer (Chromebooks and tablets are NOT compatible), stable high-speed internet and a webcam.

  • For Windows, a computer with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or later is required.
  • For Macs, a model from 2009 or newer is required.

You will receive all other course materials and software licensing.

No, you can attend these courses from anywhere.

Yes, Loyola Alumni can take the Global Tech Experience. Please click here and complete the Loyola Application and get registered for the program.

The Loyola Data Analytics Program is offered in partnership with Podium Education, the leader in developing online programs that empower universities to prepare students for high-growth careers in the digital economy.

This program is offered through Loyola University New Orleans

Contact Loyola Data Analytics Team at (504) -383-0770.

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