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Don't Memorize Statistics
Make Them

Become a Data Analyst and join one of the fastest-growing fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

The graduate certificate in Data Analytics provides the training and tools to develop skills with big data that help organizations make informed decisions.

Rapid changes in technology have transformed and established ways of doing business, and with that, the demand for job skills has changed.  Today’s organizations make strategic decisions based on large amounts of data, creating a high demand for those who understand data analytics.  Industries including accounting and financial services, energy, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, and consumer products need employees who can transform raw data into strategic insight.


QGMT 679
Introduction to


This course focuses on the use of analytical and statistical tools for decision-making and applies these tools in the area of business intelligence.  Topics include data collection, descriptive statistics, ANOVA and communicating quantitative thinking.

QGMT 677

Collecting and Analyzing Data Using R

This course emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and skills that will enable a data analyst to collect data from multiple sources, import and clean data, and efficiently analyze the data.

QGMT 675
Computational Statistics Using R

This course emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and skills that will enable an analyst to conduct rigorous and statistically sound multivariate analyses. Covers multiple regression, logistic regression, exploratory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, path analysis and confirmatory analysis.

QGMT 676

Data Visualization Using Tableau

This course helps the data analyst design compelling visuals that convert raw data into data visualizations that go beyond the use of spreadsheets and tables.

"The courses in the Data Analytics certificate far exceeded my expectations.  The classes have been challenging but have helped me be less reliant on other team members for analytics.  This has given me the confidence to perform more robust analysis and visualization of the data we collect and report."


Executive Director of District and School Performance, MS Department of Education (MDE)


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