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Certificate in Data Analytics

Xiang Guo, Graduate Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 359; Phone: 417-836-4131

Elizabeth Reger, Graduate Program Coordinator
Glass Hall, Room 223; Phone: 417-836-5616

Program description

The Data Analytics Graduate Certificate program provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the field of data analytics. The program provides knowledge and training in advanced statistical analysis, machine learning, data infrastructure, and data visualization.


Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program. All course work must be approved by the MBA Program Director.

Required courses (12 hrs)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
QBA 775 Quantitative Methods in Business Decision Making 3 hrs
ITC 735 Neural Networks for Machine Learning 3 hrs
ITC 645 Data Infrastructure in Data Analytics 3 hrs
ITC 655 Data Visualization 3 hrs

GPA requirement

Students must have a B- or better grade in each course and an overall GPA of 3.00 for the 12 hours to earn the certificate.