Data Visualizations for Business Communications


Communicating and reporting on data is becoming an essential skill set for professionals across fields. This course is designed to provide hands-on experience using data visualization tools to increase your level of proficiency in effectively representing data and creating impact for your audience.

We will use real-world scenarios to demonstrate the efficacy of several visualization tools, including Tableau Public, Chartblocks and RAWGraphs.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Early- to mid-career individuals who work with data on a regular basis and are required to communicate using data and/or report on data as an essential job function
  • Individuals who would like to improve skills in this area to enhance career potential
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn best practices in telling the story of data using visuals
  • Discover how to interpret and represent data visually to communicate your message to specific audiences
  • Learn how to prepare raw data for analysis and visualization
  • Gain a working knowledge of common data visualization tools and how to use them
  • Complete hands-on exercises in data visualization
Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Applies Towards Certificates:
Additional Information: 

This course would be an excellent companion to the Essential Tools and Techniques in Data Analytics course, but equally effective as a stand-alone course.

UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Business Management Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at Your certificate will be mailed to you upon completion of your final class.

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