Data Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

Data Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

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From predicting growth to developing business strategies the Data Analytics program prepares you to use data securely, identify techniques to make accurate predictions and present your results to coworkers. You’ll work hands-on with cutting-edge software to manipulate large data sets to open job opportunities in business intelligence, data management and data warehousing as you seek to develop your career in a growing industry. 

Program Highlights

  • Designed for working professionals.
  • Complete the certificate in one year with two courses each in fall and spring and one course in early summer.
  • Students have conducted data analytics projects for Stearns County Jail Administration, Stearns County Community Corrections, St. Cloud School District and the St. Cloud State Office of Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness. 
  • Students work with state-of-the-art software including the Unix/Linux operating system, IBM SPSS Modeler, SAS Enterprise Miner, Tableau, SAS, R and JMP Pro, among others. 

Program Distinctions

  • An interdisciplinary program, Data Analytics combines skills from economics, statistics, information systems and information assurance.

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall August 1 NA NA
Spring December 1 NA NA
Summer May 1 NA NA

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Colleges and University's (Minnesota State) Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Data Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Methods

On-campus Online Distance Satellite Campus Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Patricia Hughes

Popular Careers

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Business
  • Finance 
  • Marketing

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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