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

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 five points of entry, you may begin your certificate program in early January, mid-March, late May, 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.