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Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Online | 6-month program

Gain Sought-After Technical and Leadership Skills with a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Excelsior’s Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics provides you with the valuable skillset of collecting, analyzing, and visually representing data. The certificate prepares leaders with the technical acumen to conduct data analysis and visualization and the management skills needed to implement the insights gleaned from data analysis.

Complete this three-course certificate in as few as 6 months as preparation for a career in the high-growth field of data analytics.

The courses in this certificate are also part of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Technology and Data Analytics program, and students who complete the certificate can apply 9 credits toward the 30-credit program.

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this graduate certificate program.

Fast Facts:

Employment of management analysts is projected to grow quickly as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs. (Source:

Data-driven decision making and data literacy are fast becoming essential skills for managers in every field.

The average base salary for a data analyst is $61,212. (Source:, March 2021)


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Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics Program Details

Strategic Talent Management of Innovative Technology
This interdisciplinary course teaches you the skills to lead decisively across all facets of an organization, including employee recruitment, training and development, health and safety, labor relations, and change management. You’ll have the opportunity to integrate legal, management, and social science research with an action learning-based approach.

Data Analytics
Understand how business analytics enables companies to be more competitive. Students apply value chain management analysis and other techniques to assess how business analytics can be integrated throughout organizational operations. Case studies and introduction of relevant tools will be used to assess how data can be used to improve organizational operations.

Big Data and Visualization
Explore the growth of data via the Internet of Things (IoT) and various strategies being used within industry to utilize data to improve decision making. Through case analysis, students look at how big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are impacting organizations and how these organizations are developing strategies to capitalize on the opportunities presented.

Analyze theories of leadership using an interdisciplinary framework and apply to organizational challenges using technological solutions that are both effective and ethical.

Evaluate the impact of information technology on organizations and construct continuous learning of systems that inform organizational decision making.

Develop plans that apply data analysis techniques to measurably improve organizational decision-making.

Construct leadership strategies that use information technology to measurably improve organizational performance.

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Common Careers with an
Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • Management Analysts
  • C-Suite Careers (i.e., CEO, CFO, CISO, etc.)
  • Data Analyst
  • Marketing Director
  • Director of Operations

Melissa Burger
Master's Graduate, 2020

“You are worth it, and there are so many people who will support you. You are worth a better paying job, more self-confidence, that promotion at work, and so much more.”

Recognitions & Accreditations

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Institutional Accreditation

Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Phase: Accredited
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2017
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022

All of Excelsior University’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.