You will gain the skills to extract meaningful insights from very large and complex data sets to support business decision‐making. You will learn how to collect, curate, manipulate, encode, and store data sets so they can be analyzed and mined in such a way that they can be reused and repurposed to solve challenges and predict trends in any size and type of business. Key areas of study include database design and management, business analytics, market research, data mining, and decision‐making through analytics.

Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree from an Ontario College or equivalent.

Required Courses:

  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

Highly Recommended:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Students who do not possess the foundational math will need to take the bridging course/s prior to registration.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. Cambrian College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Program of Study

Semester 1 Credits
ANA 1000 Found of Data Analytics for Bu 3
DBA 1000 Database Mgmt & Warehousing 4
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
EXL 1002 Advanced Excel 3
ANA 1003 Data Collection and Ethics 3
MKT 1005 Marketing and Social Media Analytics 3
Credits 20
Semester 2
QMM 1002 Stats and Data Visualization 4
MKT 1006 Marketing Simulation 4
ANA 1002 Enterprise Analytics 4
ANA 1001 Programming for Analytics 4
BTA 1012 Data Mining 3
BTA 1013 Communicating with Data 3
Credits 22
Semester 3
BUS 1141
or BUS 1142
Capstone Project
or Placement
Credits 7
Total Credits 49

Employment Opportunities

Data analytics professionals may work independently or with IT teams, mining data from primary and secondary sources, analyzing and interpreting results, pinpointing and predicting trends, providing concise reports, and designing, creating and maintaining databases.

They work for a wide range of industries including government, applied research, human resources, healthcare, and sales and marketing. Common job titles may include Data Analyst, Data Miner and Customer Insights Analyst.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 8, 2019
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