The demand for qualified data analysts is high and increasing. But employers aren’t just looking for people with the right technical skills; the ideal job candidate needs to excel at business thinking as well.

That’s why we partnered with Microsoft to create the Data Analytics Career Track.

We offer a unique approach to an analytics curriculum. Yes, technical skills are very important, and we’ll make sure you master those: fundamental business statistics concepts; key tools like Microsoft Excel, SQL, Python, Microsoft Power BI, and Tableau; advanced analysis techniques.

Springboard in partnership with MicrosoftBut this type of training is not enough to get you hired.

While developing this course in partnership with Microsoft, we consulted hiring managers who told us that the biggest obstacle blocking most job applicants is a lack of structured business thinking and problem-solving skills.

To set Springboard students up for success, we devoted 50% of the curriculum to this business analysis training. Through this work, designed alongside experts from McKinsey, Bain, and Wharton, you’ll develop those business thinking skills so you can break down complex problems and test them. You’ll learn to frame your analysis around a central theme and present tangible business insights to key stakeholders.

Two capstone projects will allow you to bring all of your skills together as you choose your own data set, conduct end-to-end analysis, synthesize insights in slide deck format, and share your findings. These projects will be the center of a powerful portfolio that will showcase your abilities to hiring managers.

Your Springboard experience will include multiple levels of support, starting with your student advisor and an active online community of fellow learners. You’ll have one-on-one video calls each week with your personal mentor (a practicing data analyst working at a top company like Amazon or Lyft), plus unlimited access to one-on-one calls with the wider mentor community. And you’ll have six scheduled calls with a career coach, plus unlimited access to more.

We’re so confident in this course and its built-in support system that we’re backing it up with our job guarantee. With guidance from our career services team, we’re positive that you’ll find a job within six months of graduating. But if you don’t, we’ll refund your tuition. (We’ve successfully placed hundreds of students in our Data Science Career Track and have yet to issue a refund.)

No other bootcamp offers this combination of training and support.

How the Data Analytics Career Track compares

You may be wondering how this new course differs from our other data-focused offerings.

The six-month Data Analytics Career Track was designed for aspiring data analysts with a bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant professional experience.

The Data Science Career Track is geared toward people with prior experience in programming (e.g., Python, R, Java, C++) who are aiming for a role that includes data modeling and coding.

If you’re not sure which path is right for you, take this quiz.

You can find more information about the Data Analytics Career Track, and start the application process, here.