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

"Most companies have traditionally been very application based. Now it's all about how you drive revenue and make better decisions based on data. That's a big culture change, and you really have to be confident in what you’re doing, because you're changing an organization. My degree from UMUC, coupled with my experience, have instilled the confidence to be able to speak authoritatively on the subject."

Michael DeGiule

Master of Science in Information Technology

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.