Data Analytics Degrees and Certificates
Career-focused programs for tomorrow's data analytics jobs.
UMUC's master's degree and certificates 1 in data analytics are designed with input from leading employers and analytics experts to give you a competitive advantage at your company—or wherever your career takes you.
- Learn powerful skills: Apply predictive modeling, big data analytics and data visualization to projects from a range of industries.
- Master cutting-edge software: Develop expertise manipulating large data sets using IBM SPSS Modeler, SAS Enterprise Miner and Tableau, among others.
- Get ready to drive decisions: Build key leadership competencies in presentation, persuasion and negotiation.
Data Analytics Curriculum
Gain the skills and knowledge to:
- Transform big data into actionable insights using advanced analytics software.
- Manage data analytics projects, present findings and make strategic recommendations to organizational leadership.
- Evaluate modeling approaches for data analysis and predictive analysis.
- Design and deploy databases and dimensional models.
- Apply advanced data warehousing and data mining methods.
- Manage infrastructure systems to ensure the quality, security and privacy of data.
Master's Degree in Data Analytics
UMUC's Master of Science in Data Analytics combines technical and business knowledge and skills to make you a powerful data analyst. Learn how to manage and manipulate data, create data visualizations and make strategic recommendations to influence business outcomes.
Coursework includes database design, data warehousing, data mining, data modeling, predictive analytics and more. After completing the program, you can add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as a dual degree with just 18 additional credits.
Graduate Certificates in Data Analytics
Earn qualifications and credentials quickly with a 15-credit certificate. Credits can then be applied toward the master's in data analytics.
- Foundations in Business Analytics Certificate: Designed for business analysts, this certificate features coursework in managing data analytics projects, uncovering data insights, creating data visualizations and driving business decisions.
- Predictive Analytics Certificate: Coming in summer 2014, this certificate has a technical focus, featuring coursework in applying sophisticated software tools to big data, mining data and creating predictive models.
Compare Data Analytics Programs
|Program Requirements||Master's in Data Analytics||Foundations in Business Analytics Certificate||Predictive Analytics Certificate (coming in summer 2014)|
|Number of credits (cost per credit: $694)||39||15||15|
|Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (non-credit, flat fee)||✔||✔||✔|
|Foundations in Data Analytics
(3 credits awarded, flat fee)
|Decision Management Systems
|Data Management and Visualization (6 credits)||✔||✔|
|Big Data Analytics
|Data Analytics Practicum
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Learn more about data analytics careers.
"The focus of our data analytics curriculum is not only on the technical skills to manage and manipulate data but also on the leadership competencies to drive decisions. We're focused on empowering our students to rise to an influential role at their organizations."
Data Analytics Career Paths
- Business or data analytics specialist
- Business or data analyst
- Business intelligence analyst
- Data scientist
- Market research analyst
- Operations research analyst