Data Science Certificates

Data science and predictive models are at the heart of many technology-based solutions to business issues. The need for qualified professionals who can understand, create, monitor and evaluate these analytics is high and growing rapidly.

In fact, a recent McKinsey Institute analysis predicts there will be a shortfall of 140,000 to 190,000 candidates with deep analytical talent, plus a need for an additional 1.5 million data-savvy managers, by 2018.

That’s why Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management offers two unique data science certificate programs:

  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence

For more details, view our program summary.

The Program

Each certificate program is comprised of six courses. Classes meet one evening per week for eight weeks each. If you take one course per eight-week session, you would complete your certificate in about 15 months.

If you have an accredited bachelor’s degree, a basic statistics course on your transcript, exposure to programming and/or coding concepts as well as SQL, and a desire to find interesting patterns in your company’s data, a data science certificate from the Helzberg School is for you.

Experienced Faculty

Gaining experience starts with experienced faculty. Here, you’ll learn from doctoral-level, full-time professors from the AACSB-accredited Helzberg School of Management, along with practicing experts.

Points of Entry

With four points of entry, you may begin your certificate program in mid-January, mid-March, mid-August or mid-October.

At this time it is not possible to receive concentrations or certificates in both business intelligence and data science. You are welcome to take all 18 credits, but only one certificate/concentration will be issued.