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Data Analytics Certificate
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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Data Analytics Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate

14 credits

required for program

Available online only

14 credits

14 credits

required for program

Available online only

More than ever, businesses need data analysts with cutting-edge skills and a solid moral compass. A Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics offers training in the latest technologies and principles to help you master the power of data and lead in the marketplace.

This might be a great certificate for you if you

  • have strong math skills
  • enjoy analyzing information and solving problems
  • finding patterns and using logic
  • are interested in a career that offers the flexibility to work in a variety of fields

Why get a graduate certificate in Data Analytics at Northwestern?

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics will propel you forward in one of the fastest growing fields worldwide. This program was created by experts from NASA and the University of Northwestern – St. Paul faculty.

This unique program can be completed online in less than 24 months with generous time off between courses.

If you pursue this certificate, you will receive expert instruction in business, ethics, and leadership. You also will receive training in the latest technologies, including Tableau, SAS, R, JMP, Hadoop, and Python. A benefit of getting this certificate is gaining experience in both cloud computing and virtual servers.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is fully transferable toward the completion of the Master of Business Administration (MBA), should you want to continue your studies.

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What will I learn?

You will develop critical thinking skills, learn to communicate while managing a team, and have the knowledge to lead key data-driven business decisions.


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My MBA helped me better understand organization infrastructure and how to strategically address gaps in operational processes. Additionally, a significant amount of Oracle employees have, or are working on, their MBA; so they definitely find value in this level of education. Overall, my MBA provided me the confidence to take on new challenges in the business world and my career development.
Micah Johnson ’16

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