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Emerson College Expands 2U Partnership with New Data Analytics Boot Camp

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Emerson College has launched an online Data Analytics Boot Camp geared toward adult learners and working professionals. The 24-week part-time program, created in partnership with 2U, will "teach the analytical, technical and teamwork skills necessary to become a proficient data professional," according to a news announcement.

The program's online format will comprise live instruction with industry professionals, webinars with employers and asynchronous coursework, along with access to tutoring, career services and networking opportunities. Emerson worked with 2U's Trilogy Education to develop the curriculum, which will cover data analytics topics such as data programming and data storytelling, as well as technology skills in Excel, Tableau, Python, Pandas, SQL, MongoDB, JavaScript, machine learning and more.

As they move through the program, students will build a project portfolio to "showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market." Upon completion, they will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion in Data Analytics from the college.

Emerson has worked with 2U on a number of other programs, including an online Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Speech@Emerson, and an online Master of Arts in digital marketing and data analytics.

"In an increasingly data-driven economy, this program builds on Emerson's reputation for education that prepares students for the demands of the current job market," said Jan Roberts-Breslin, dean of Graduate and Professional Studies for Emerson College, in a statement. "In Massachusetts alone, more than one million people have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. By expanding our partnership with 2U, we can offer a rigorous, high-quality, and engaging online program that's ideal for professionals looking to develop the technical skills necessary to re-enter the workforce."

For more information, visit the Emerson site.

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