Data Analytics Career Track: Become a Data Analyst. Job Guaranteed.

Learn both the technical skills and business thinking needed to become a successful business or data analyst in today's economy. 

How Springboard prepares you for a career in data analytics

Data informs every element of modern business. Top business and data analysts are able to employ a structured approach and use technical skills to solve any business problem. In this course, you'll learn how to frame problems, state hypotheses, seek relevant data, extract data, run analyses, build models to test the hypotheses, and present a recommendation.

Master in-demand technical and business thinking skills

Sharpen your fluency in Excel, SQL, Tableu and Python with weekly 1:1 mentoring from an industry expert

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Introduction to Analytics
  • Role of data analytics in today's business context
  • Careers in analytics
You'll learn to apply analytical tools and frameworks in the context of real-life business case studies. This case-based method is inspired from top business schools.

Your own mentor

What you'll learn



6 months

Duration of the program

1:1 weekly calls


Build a portfolio of projects

Apply your learning to real business case studies and complete a capstone project to showcase your skills

Launch your career

Make yourself hireable with personalized coaching, including resume review, job search strategy and mock interviews

Strategic Thinking and Business Communication
  • Problem structuring and frameworks
  • Issue trees 
  • Root cause analysis 
  • Storytelling and communication
  • Case study: Root cause analysis

Curriculum - what you'll learn

On your weekly 1-on-1 mentor call with a data analytics expert, you'll get to:
Your mentor will keep you accountable and help you master and apply key techniques
Get helpful, honest feedback
Set your own agenda


Be inspired by the best
As an experienced analytics specialist, your mentor is your window to the data analytics world

Or choose a 6-month payment plan at $1,100/month


What's included in the course fee:
Excel and Financial Analysis
  • Excel data entry, formulas, and formatting
  • Excel data wrangling, lookups, pivot tables
  • Financial forecasting and spreadsheet modeling
  • Case study: Forecasting using Excel
Data Visualization and Tableau
  • Charts and visualization in Excel 
  • Tableau (data import, wrangling, exploration)
  • Case study: Customer Segmentation using Tableau
Databases and SQL
  • Databases and data architecture
  • Intro to SQL
  • Intermediate SQL: Aggregates and Joins
  • Writing efficient queries
  • Case study:  Funnel analysis using SQL
Programming and Statistics
  • Introductory Python
  • Probability and descriptive statistics
  • Inferential statistics

Frequently asked questions

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for students who wish to learn both in-depth technical skills and the business acumen to be a strong business analyst or data analyst. It prepares students without an analyst background to be competitive in today's job market.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You should have a strong background in probability & statistics, and a good mathematical aptitude is very helpful. You will also need a computer with an Internet connection and Microsoft Excel 2010 or a later license. If you do not meet these requirements, please check out our Business Analytics course instead. 

What are the eligibility criteria for the job guarantee?
A career transition into data analytics is exciting, but involves focused and consistent effort. We are thrilled to have your back in this journey and ask for an equal commitment from you. In order to be eligible for this job guarantee, you should: 

- be 18 years or older
- have a Bachelor's degree or 4-year equivalent from an accredited educational institution  
be proficient in spoken and written English, as determined by initial interactions with our Admissions team
- be eligible to legally work in the United States (or Canada if applying for positions in Toronto) for at least 1 year following graduation from the program. See the detailed policy for further requirements about specific Visa types
- be able to pass any background checks associated with jobs that you apply for
- apply to positions, dedicate sufficient time and effort, and follow the job search process recommended to you by our career coaches.

Note that if you enroll but do not qualify for the job guarantee, you would still receive full curriculum and course access, including all career components and access to 1:1 career coaching. 

Should I take this course if I'm not looking for a new job?
Yes! In addition to people who wish to transition into a career in analytics, this course is also great for people who want to learn new skills to be more effective in the workplace or to advance their careers in the future. Students may elect not to complete the career-related modules of the course if they are not looking for a new job immediately following the course. 

How much does the course cost and what does the fee cover?

This 24-week course lets you learn online, from anywhere, on your own schedule. If you don't love it in the first week, we’ll give you a full refund. The $4900 course fee covers:

1. All curriculum materials and resources used in the course.
2. Weekly 1-1 video calls with your personal mentor.
3. Access to an exclusive community of expert mentors and fellow students.
4. Weekly Office Hours hosted by industry professionals.
5. All taxes and fees.

How many hours of work will this course require?
The total estimated workload is 400+ hours spread over 24 weeks. You should expect the course to take 6 months, working 15-20 hours per week.

You should expect to take the full 6 months, but can aim to complete in less time if you are: highly proficient in Excel, SQL, Tableau, or programming; are ready to devote more time per week to complete the curriculum materials; and are driven and disciplined with managing your study schedule.  

What kind of support can I expect?

You’ll have support from: 

- Your mentor: a data analytics expert will provide weekly 1:1 guidance and accountability in a 30-minute video call at a time that works for your busy schedule.
- Community teaching assistants: Dedicated help when you’re stuck, and detailed feedback on each project.
- Career coaches: Your career coach will help with resume reviews, mock interviews, job search strategy etc.
- Springboard student advisors: Our advisors will answer questions, discuss goals, and provide tips and support on any aspect of the program.
- And finally, your classmates: You can form study groups, get feedback, and work on projects together!

How do I earn a certificate of completion?

We will provide certificates of completion to all the participants who complete the course and successfully complete all the case-studies and projects.

Is this course conducted online, or in person?

The course is completely online. All you need is an internet connection.

How does the admission process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process. The first step involves a 5-minute questionnaire to learn about your prior educational and work experience. Based on your responses, we might ask for additional information -- e.g. a brief phone interview, or a quick analytical and statistics challenge - just to make sure the Data Analytics Career Track is a good fit for you. It is free to apply. 

Can my employer pay for this course on my behalf?

Absolutely! Many of our students have been sponsored by their employers. Most companies are very happy to invest in their employees' learning and development. Check with your employer if they can support your subscription fee from the annual learning budget given to each employee.

What is the difference between the Data Analytics Career Track and the Business Analytics course?

The Data Analytics Career Track is an application-based, six-month commitment and offers a job guarantee. It is focused on giving students the skills to succeed as a business analyst, data analyst, or related role, and assists students in the process of finding that role. The career track covers in-depth technical skills training in addition to strategic thinking skills to tackle any business problem. Students graduate with a portfolio of work that they can show to potential employers, including multiple case studies and a capstone project. 

The Business Analytics course is a three-month commitment and does not offer a job guarantee. The Business Analytics course covers the business analysis skills needed as a business analyst, including introductory-level technical skills. Students complete multiple case studies, but will not complete career-related modules, a specialization, or the capstone project. This course does not require an application.

Launch your Data Analytics career!

Curriculum designed by experts from Bain, Deloitte, and Capital One

24 sessions (30 min each) with your expert mentor

Weekly office hours with industry experts

Lifetime access to the Springboard community

Verified certificate of completion

Proprietary case studies and data sets

Be able to apply a hypothesis-driven approach to any business analysis problem

Gain comfort with frameworks and tools to dive into the data

Have a strong portfolio of work to draw upon for job interviews 

Be fluent in Excel, SQL, Tableau, and Python

By the end of the course, you will:

Meet some of the mentors

Ryan George

Data Analyst

Joshua Weiner


Leslie Chen

Business Associate

Venkatraman Prabhu

Senior Product Manager

Our world-class mentors are hand-picked for their experience and love of teaching.

Mentor review of case work

Lifetime access to course materials (incl. future updates)

Training videos on Excel, Tableau, SQL and introductory programming in Python

7-day money back guarantee

My mentor guided me without giving me the answers directly. The actual human connection through our weekly video calls really propelled me forward. Springboard fit my needs to a T.


Meet Springboard alumni

My experience with Springboard's course was very valuable as it provided a framework that helps me think of data analysis and insights more deeply - and apply the tools and techniques I learned to my job.

The case studies pushed me to think like a business decision maker. Enrolling in Springboard was one of the best decisions of my career, and it was key in my transition to the analytics domain.



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You will have the option to choose a specialization that aligns with your career goals. These are areas of focus that allow you to adapt your learning experience to your interests within the Analytics field.

Specializations include: Marketing Analytics, Financial Analytics, or Advanced Analytics. 


In this program, you'll complete a Capstone Project for your portfolio. You will work directly with your 1:1 mentor, giving you hands-on experience with real business problems and datasets. You'll drive an end-to-end process of data analysis, including gathering, cleaning, analyzing, and presenting.

Career Services
  • Work with your own 1:1 career coach
  • Assemble your portfolio from the projects completed during the program 
  • Get help with job search strategy, resume review, and mock interviews
  • Learn effective networking principles that will land you your next job
  • Learn how to negotiate your salary

Join the waitlist to hear more about scholarships and financing options 

Become the analyst of the future

The role of the business and data analyst is changing. In the past, an analyst could be expected to simply execute analysis using technical skills. However, in today's business world, employers are looking for analysts who not only have technical skills, but also have the business thinking skills to effectively problem-solve and communicate insights. That's why on top of teaching you the in-depth technical skills to perform an analysis, we will also teach you the strategic thinking to become a successful analyst.


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