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.

View the Data Management curriculum

Applying to the Graduate Certificate in Data Management

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), 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)

Graduate Certificate in Data Management (2022-2023)

Per credit (on campus): $1,638
Per credit (online): $1,231

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $23,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

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