Knowledge is Power

Harness the Power of Big Data
with a Data Analytics Degree or Certificate

Data increasingly drives decisions in business, government and nonprofits. A data analytics master's degree or certificate 2 from UMUC can help you earn a seat at this decision-making table. 

From data management to predicative analysis, mining to modeling, UMUC's data analytics programs are designed to help you master in-demand business intelligence skills, acquire hands-on experience, advance your career and open up job opportunities.

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Big Data by the Numbers

Learn about the sources of fast-growing data. Then view the companion big data infographic to explore data analytics careers.

Big Data, Bigger Opportunities

What is big data?

The news is full of buzz about big data. It's commonly defined as data sets too large and complex to be processed by typical database software.

With skilled analysis, big data has the power to drive innovation, productivity and growth.

Learn about big data

Governor Martin O'Malley "In an ever-changing 21st century global economy, it is critical that we invest in the talents, skills, creativity and ingenuity of our people. The new data analytics degree at UMUC will expand opportunities for students to gain the skills they need to compete and contribute to our state's growing innovation economy."

Martin O'Malley

Governor of Maryland

Quick Facts


to 190k predicted shortage of technical and statistical analysts in the next 5 years 1


to 60% projected gap in the supply and demand for data analysts 1


of executives are increasing the use of data analytics at their companies 3

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1 Source: "Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity," McKinsey Global Institute, 2011.
2 View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.
3 Source: "Counting on Analytical Talent," Accenture, 2010.