Data Visualization and Storytelling

Learn to create accurate visualizations and improve your presentation skills

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: March 8, 2023
  • Live online classes meet Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. CT
    +3.5 hours/week of self-paced study
  • Online
  • 12 weeks
  • 2,745 Priority Tuition
    (expires 2/22/23)
    $2,995 Standard Tuition

Program Details

Upcoming Start Dates

March 8


6 - 8:30 p.m. CT

+ 3.5 hours self-study weekly

12 weeks

Live online


You’ll learn how to:

  • Implement the best practices of data visualization design

  • Choose the most appropriate chart or graph to represent different types data

  • Build your own data visualization toolbox of applications and websites

  • Design presentations, infographics and dashboards

  • Communicate trends, relationships and patterns in multiple formats

  • Understand the elements of effective storytelling

  • Tailor your presentation to your audience

  • Turn data into actionable insights for data-driven business decisions

  • Complete a capstone project to include in your business portfolio


This program is designed for:

  • Managers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Sales & marketing professionals

  • Data analysts

  • Data scientists

  • Product managers

  • Engineers & developers

  • Researchers & designers

  • Accounting & finance professionals

  • Operations & logistics managers

  • PR professionals

  • Any professionals who interpret, present and share data


Skills and Experience Required
  • Computer literacy, file management skills and basic familiarity with web browsing
  • Some prior experience working with data sets
  • Basic concepts in math and statistics
  • Basic understanding of working with data and creating charts in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some prior experience building and giving presentations with PowerPoint
  • Beginner-level experience delivering presentations to an audience
  • English proficiency. If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll.
  • Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design by Randy Krum (ISBN-13:978-1118582305 ISBN-10:1118582306)
  • Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic (ISBN-13:978-1119002253 ISBN-10:1119002257)
Technical Requirements
  • Computer (Windows or Mac) with high-speed internet connection
  • Webcam and microphone for participation in all live class sessions
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (or other PDF reader)
  • Modern web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended)
  • You need the authority to install applications on your computer
  • Technical software used throughout the Certificate program
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Wordle
  • Tableau
  • Batch Geo
  • Office 365

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