Data Analytics Certificate

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Earn a Certificate in Data Analytics

Data analysts specialize in all areas of business including finance, healthcare, e-commerce, and marketing. Obtaining this added skillset can drive career growth and opportunities.

Enjoy a flexible format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online. Every class offers a zoom component with the opportunity to interact with your professor and classmates. The program is 6 classes long.

Gain expertise

Through interacting with faculty and practitioners who have extensive academic training and years of real-world experience, you'll learn to analyze diverse business situations, examine complex problems and provide ethical, strategic leadership to organizations.

Use your certificate

Data analytics is driving the digital economy and these data literacy skills are in demand by employers from Amazon to PayPal to CVS.

Course Requirements

Data analytics programs open up a wide variety of leadership and advancement opportunities to help business professionals leverage data effectively. To earn your certificate in Data Analytics, you must complete 18 credit hours of courses.

Foundations of Data Analytics I

An introduction to the use of open-source programming languages such as R and Python to make sense of data.

Foundations of Data Analytics II

The course will use open-source programming language and data visualization tools and techniques to identify trends and patterns in data sets to present those in a visual context.

Supply Chain Analytics

The analysis of data to make supply chain management decisions focusing on demand planning, inventory control, logistics, sales optimization, fulfillment, and risk management. Software such as R and Python will be utilized.

Financial Analytics

The application of tools and techniques to analyze and support financially strategic decision making in an organization. Software such as R and Python will be utilized.

Marketing Analytics

An examination of the creating, collecting, analyzing, measuring, and presenting marketing information and its impact on firm performance.

Seminar in Data Analytics

An intensive course that focuses on rising technology trends impacting the use of data in decision making.

Featured Faculty

Dr. Linda Vytlacil - Professor, Data Analytics | Walton Charitable Support Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Analytics

Dr. Linda Vytlacil is the former vice president for data science/global data & analytics platforms for Walmart Labs, is a recognized people leader and commercial manager with extensive experience in building teams and creating analytics capabilities to harness profitably the power of big data analytics.


Next steps

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Start classes

Certificate in Data Analytics graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.