347922015 - Data Analytics

General

Program Title
Data Analytics
Degree Designation
GC
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
Designed for working professionals, the Data Analytics Certificate will allow graduates to use existing company data to summarize and make sense of the data, answer questions on company performance, solve problems, and predict growth. Students will recognize the types of problems data analytics can and cannot solve, discern how to securely use data, discover how to find and clean data, identify alternative data analytic techniques designed to make accurate predictions, and learn how to communicate the results of data analytics to others.
Department(s)
Economics
College/School
School of Public Affairs
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Statistical experience equivalent to IS 242/STAT 242 or equivalent course

  • Computer experience including familiarity with spreadsheet software such as Excel

  • Programming familiarity in SAS or other language equivalent to STAT 304 or IS 251

Notes

2.75 Preferable to take IS 534 - Introduction to Data Analytics first and STAT 660 - Data Visualization for Analytics last, with other courses in between. Preferable to have access to company data so a project using that data can be completed by the end of the certificate. Ideally sequencing is a 2-2-1 with IS 534 - Foundations and IA 658 - Best Practices in Data Management in the fall, ECON 670 Advanced Economic and Business Forecasting and STAT 615 Data Mining in the spring, and then STAT 660 Data Visualization as the final course in summer.

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Learning Outcomes

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