Graduate Certificate in Data Management

This program is designed for students who are interested in building and leveraging data structures to solve business needs.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Management covers modeling concepts to store data, data management techniques, and the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) to deliver useful structured information to business end-users. Software used includes Excel, Tableau, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Spark, and SAP Business Warehouse. You will engage with concepts and techniques in database design and big data in a series of business-oriented, hands-on exercises and projects.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one semester on campus or in two semesters online. You can continue to build on your analytics knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Data Management with our Graduate Certificates in Data Analytics, Data Science, or FinTech. 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. Note: online program starts in spring only

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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