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As more organizations rely on data to drive corporate planning and decision-making, increasingly sophisticated business intelligence and data tools are being used to meet the need for extensive data collection and manipulation. This allows industry to quickly respond to organizational and market opportunities. The Data Analytics for Business Decision Making graduate certificate will prepare you for a career in this high-demand area by teaching you the knowledge and skills that you need to support real-world business decision-making and planning through data insights, data management and data science.
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Year one domestic: $2,722 (CAD) Year one international: $13,852 (CAD)
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Organizations are relying more than ever before on their internal and external data sources to drive business planning, decision-making, and problem solving. Business intelligence and Big Data tools accomplish this by enabling unprecedented data collection and manipulation to permit organizations to respond quickly to market changes/opportunities. The need for graduates with these skills is growing at a rapid rate across all industries.
This Graduate Certificate program will enable students to support real world business decision-making and planning with data. Students will blend theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical skills for data collection, analysis, and manipulation. In addition, students will be able to present their analyses and findings to management and key business stakeholders.
Applicants whose first language is not English or who are internationally educated in a non‐English speaking country must meet Durham College’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Note: This is a graduate-level program and requires a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics, computer programming, computer software and enterprise systems. Applicants should possess a high level of comfort in these essential areas to apply.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2020-21 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
Students will integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they gained throughout the program during a capstone project where they will research, plan, and execute a project that meets a real-world financial, market or organizational need. Projects will emphasize the students’ expertise with data analysis, analytics, data science, and business intelligence/Big Data tools.
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