Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: CIS 394 Location Analytics for Business. This new 3 credit course is available as a self-paced course in the upper level division (junior/senior), which are difficult to find at this price point.
Introduction and conceptual overview of location intelligence via visualization and analyses of geo-spatial data to enhance business insights and decision making.
Learn how location analytics can offer better insights and decision-making support for business by analyzing geo-referenced data with GIS application software such as ArcGIS Online. Explore and geo-enrich the location component of business data to perform market analysis, visualize demographic, customer, and competition data and share analysis insights using engaging maps. Learn how spatial analysis helps organizations decrease costs, increase revenue, and reduce risks.
What you’ll learn
- Understand the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including coordinate systems, projections, maps
- Use industry standard ESRI’s GIS software tools such as ArcGIS Online to question, analyze, interpret, and visualize spatial data
- Apply geospatial analysis to various business functions, including market planning, site analysis and market research
- Examine case studies and present how location information can be leveraged in specific industry to solve underlying business problems.
To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS) concepts will be helpful but is not required.
CIS 105, Computer Applications and Information Technology, is strongly suggested as a prerequisite for success in this course.
Please note that prerequisites are suggested, but not required, with Universal Learner program courses.
Degrees and Certificates
As with all ASU Universal Learner courses, the cost is just $25 to sign up and you pay $400 at the end, only if you like the grade. If you don’t pay there is no record of the course, no record of failure, or record of not completing the course.
What is the UL program?
ASU’s Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, is a unicorn in the college world. Students of any age in any part of the world can sign up for regionally accredited (the gold standard) college courses with no hassles, no need to send your transcripts, no red tape, no placement tests, and no risk to a student’s GPA. If the student doesn’t get the grade they want, simply do not pay the $400 at the end of the course and there is no record of the course. Retake the courses as many times as is needed for just a minimal $25 sign-up fee. Find out the full scope of the program.
How to Sign Up
For more detailed information about how to sign up for to take courses in the Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, please visit our post “How to Sign up for ASU Earned Admissions Courses”