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Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics – Online

With the proliferation of data across all sectors of the global economy, there is an immediate need for individuals to be knowledgeable in how to harness data for continuous analysis and study. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics prepares students to draw on analytical findings to make key decisions in an organization’s strategy.

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We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Completion Time

6-12 months

Overview

In a global environment characterized by digital transformation, rapid change, and high levels of uncertainty, the ability to hire, reskill, and upskill analytic talent is a major driver of organizational performance. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics in the College of Professional Studies will prepare students to develop analytical skills that will support decision making in an organization's strategy. The certification focuses on analytical, technological, and humanic literacies—with an emphasis on experiential learning—required for students to serve as strategic business partners in their organizations. 

A total of 18 credit hours are required to complete the analytical certification program. 

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Unique Features

  • Available 100% online, offering a flexible learning format.
  • Program is stackable, allowing for students to take a course as a nondegree professional development option, take a series of courses to earn a certificate, or earn a certificate and stack up to 18 quarter hours (6 courses) into the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics.
  • Graduates of the certificate will also be eligible for the Double Husky Scholarship, which provides 25% off tuition for the master's program.

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate the foundational knowledge and skills critical to pursue data analytics as a profession in relation to statistics and math
  • Articulate and effectively defend the significance and implications of work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of advanced tools in data analytics
  • Articulate and effectively defend the significance of leadership, governance, and ethics in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context
  • Apply the principles, tools, and methods of analytics to a comprehensive real-world problem or project related to data analyses for tactical and/or strategic decision making
  • Integrate the major theories, tools, and approaches in data analytics to identify data-driven insights for informed business process management
  • Design and deliver presentations, reports, and recommendations that effectively translate technical results/data solutions and are coherent and persuasive to different audiences

Career Outlook

Graduates will have the skills to understand and analyze data. Those who are data-literate are needed and valued across all industries, departments, and seniority levels, making a career in analytics a potentially lucrative one for people of all backgrounds. Here are some in-demand data-oriented careers:

  • Data mining analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Business/management analyst
  • Compensation/benefits analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • HRIS analyst
  • Operations analyst

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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General Requirements

Required Core Courses

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Electives

Complete two of the following:

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3.00

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Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of admission)
  • English Language Proficiency Proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
  • A BS in engineering or computer science, or previous coursework in math and/or statistics, is required.

International Requirements

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Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

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Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Winter 2021 Deadline
January 1, 2021Domestic application complete (First half start: January 19, 2021)
February 12, 2021Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)
Spring 2021 Deadline
April 2, 2021Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
May 14, 2021Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
Fall 2021 Deadline
September 7, 2021Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
October 18, 2021Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

Did You Know?

Operations research analysts can earn up to an average of $84,810 per year (BLS, 2020)

Did You Know?

Market research analyst and operations research analyst positions are projected to increase by 20% and 26%, respectively, from 2018-2028 (BLS, 2020).

Did You Know?

Over two-thirds of employers will seek candidates with data analytics/science skills by 2021, but the percentage of graduates equipped with these skills is only expected to be 23% (PWC).