A graduate certificate or concentration in data analytics is offered 100% online. The certificate is for-credit and consists of 4 courses for 12 credit hours. Data analytics bridges the gap between the technical expertise of data scientists and the operational expertise of marketing, supply chain, risk, and other front line managers. Forbes magazine refers to this role as a citizen data scientist.
Graduate certificates afford flexible options of staged credentialing for those who do not necessarily want to change careers or pursue a graduate degree, but see the need to increase their understanding and skill in these areas in order to perform better in their chosen careers.
All required work for the graduate certificate must be completed within seven calendar years from the date of enrolling in the first graduate course.
Graduate certificates do not require candidates to have any specific technical expertise or degree in a specific field, although an undergraduate degree is required.
Applicants seeking graduate certificates must meet Graduate School of Business admission standards.