Applied Analytics, Graduate Certificate

In a global environment characterized by digital transformation, rapid change, and high levels of uncertainty, the ability to hire, reskill, and upskill analytic talent is a major driver of organizational performance. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics in the College of Professional Studies is designed to prepare students to develop analytical skills that will support decision making in an organization's strategy. The certification focuses on data discipline: navigating the sea of information that's generated by machines; technical ability: understanding how machines function and how to interact with them; and the human discipline: what humans can do that machines, for the foreseeable future, cannot emulate—all with an emphasis on experiential learning. Students also will have the opportunity to tailor their studies to support their specific career objectives.

To address the needs of students who are currently in an analytical role, as well as those who are new to the field, the certification curriculum incorporates a broad menu of course options and a pathway through the program based on a student's experience level, as well as concentrations that are aligned with student career objectives.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

Required Courses
ALY 6000Introduction to Analytics3
ALY 6010Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics3
ALY 6015Intermediate Analytics3
ALY 6070Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics3
Complete two of the following:6
Predictive Analytics
Data Warehousing and SQL
Data Mining Applications
Data Management and Big Data

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

18 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required