Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Designed for students interested in using data and analytics to solve complex business problems, this program teaches statistical concepts for understanding, conducting, and interpreting analyses and results.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics gives you hands-on experience in using the full scope of MS Excel to visualize and analyze data to create business insights. In this program, you will gain the skills necessary to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel. In addition to gaining foundational skills—including various descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics techniques using SAS Base—you will acquire coding skills highly sought after by employers.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one semester and can be taken on campus or online. You can continue to build on your analytics knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics with our Graduate Certificates in Data Management, Data Science, or Financial Technology. If you apply to the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

Courses are taught by leading faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the courses, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

Admission, Cost, and Financial Assistance Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Costs of Graduate Study at Suffolk

Cost per Credit, on campus (2021–2022):  $1,613
Cost per Credit, online (2021–2022): $1,231

Federal student loan aid is available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

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