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 the 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.
The weekend delivery format is designed and intended for students looking for more flexible opportunities to study full-time and benefit from on-campus learning experiences, without having to attend traditional weekday in-person classes. With weekend delivery, at least half of the classes will be offered in-person on Saturdays and Sundays and students will have the option to switch between in-person and real-time remote learning at any time, without explanation. Friday evening instruction will be delivered remotely through a combination of real-time (synchronous) and self-directed (asynchronous) learning.
The weekend delivery format will cover the same material as the traditional weekday program. To learn more about the traditional weekday program, visit www.durhamcollege.ca/DATA.
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: A comfort in mathematics, statistics, computer software, computer programming, and enterprise systems is recommended.
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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.
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 MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
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.