Programs

This catalog provides you with a comprehensive listing of tech programs provided by Illinois’ academic institutions within our tech paths. Use the filter to adjust the listing accordingly and view the program details for more information.

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    Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Leaders

    In this digital age, more companies are making use of artificial intelligence (AI) as a way to increase productivity. But as a result of this shift, organizations face an entirely different leadership challenge. What do leaders need to know to effectively integrate AI into their organizations? And how do leaders design organizational structures that take into account the roles of humans and machines in integrated teams? If you are a manager or leader of a technical team, analytics group, or any other function that leverages data science, this program will help you to better understand AI and the opportunities and risks of an AI-driven organization.

    Education partner

    The University of Chicago

    Cost information

    $2,200 

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    Eight Weeks

    Hours per week

    3-4

    Available date

    February 17, 2021

    Key skills

    • Identify new skills and abilities that are necessary for your business
    • Develop a strategic plan to manage change within your team, function, or organization
    • Identify the risks and rewards of new data science projects.
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    Business Analytics for Decision Makers Certificate

    Northwestern’s Business Analytics for Decision Makers certificate program program is geared to mid- and upper-level managers in strategic planning, analytics, operations, and many other roles, who need to better understand and communicate the value that business analytics can bring to their organization. In this six-week course, students will work to build initial action plans to enhance the application of analytics within their organizations by investigating aspects of analytics including requirements, benefits, limits, and organizational effects. This investigation will include assessing the competitive environment and planning context; exploring the skills needed to implement and communicate analytics’ value across the organization; categorizing the implications of planning coming out of analytics; integrating analytics with other strategic processes; and defining data and skilled resource needs across the organization and beyond.  

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $2,750 

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    6 weeks

    Hours per week

    3

    Available date

    October 12th, new start dates announced quarterly

    Key skills

    Students will learn to:

    • Assess the decision making context for their organizations
    • Recognize and communicate the uses of analytics to drive business success
    • Develop action plans to enhance analytics within their organization and integrate it with other strategic processes
    • Assess varying models for building and positioning analytics’ capabilities

    Program prerequisites

    All those who want to institute a culture of analytics-based decision making in their organization will benefit from the Business Analytics for Decision Makers certificate program, including mid- and upper-level managers in both strategic planning and analytic roles. These leaders may come from any industry, and the skills and knowledge acquired can be applied to areas as diverse as marketing, supply chain management, product development, customer service, and more. 

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    Business Analytics for Practitioners Certificate

    Northwestern’s Business Analytics Online Certificate Program is designed for professionals in the field of analytics who aspire to managerial or leadership roles in their organizations. Students will gain a practical understanding of how to use the business analytics process to harness the power of big data to gain actionable business insights. They will not only learn the mathematics behind the analytics, but how analytics drives business decisions and competitive advantage. In addition, students will learn best practices on communicating results to management so that the "actionable insight" isn't lost in the analysis.  

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $7,980

    Level

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    8

    Available date

    New start dates announced each quarter

    Key skills

    Upon completion of the Business Analytics Certificate program, students will be able to:

    • Apply analytics tools to real-world business contexts for improved decision-making
    • Assess the strengths and limitations of analytics and predictive modeling techniques for different business applications and varying data conditions
    • Acquire hands-on experience working with leading statistical tools and software packages (such as R and Tableau) in predictive modeling and the visual analysis of results
    • Effectively communicate the actionable insights stemming from analytical work to multiple stakeholders
    • Strategically navigate technology tools and trends to solve big data and analytics problems
    • Manage data strategies and analytical projects

    Program prerequisites

    The Business Analytics Online Certificate Program is designed for professionals in the field of analytics who aspire to managerial or leadership roles in their organizations.

    Program courses

    Introduction to Business Analytics (BUS_ANLY 201-DL)

    Modeling Methods (BUS_ANLY 202-DL)

    Advanced Modeling Methods (BUS_ANLY 203-DL)

    Analytics Communication and Management (BUS_ANLY 204-DL) - can be taken out of sequence)

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    Business Analytics Skills iCademy

    We live in a day when data is quite literally raining from the sky. Artisanal data analyses that rely on point-and-click methods make it hard to keep up with the increasing number of analyses that are needed in nearly every organization and department.

    The Analytics iCademy has a variety of competencies that provide foundational and advanced resources to ease the burden you face when learning about data analytics. Within each competency, skills are organized based on the analytic platform that you want to learn, such as Excel, R, or Python. Each skill is designed so that you can complete it in a relatively short amount of time and at your own pace, and when you’re ready to do so.

    Education partner

    Illinois Gies College of Business

    Cost information

    Discounted to $24.75 from $99 for TechReady Illinois - use code GiesDPI75 at checkout

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    30 hours

    Hours per week

    This is a self-paced offering that provides leaners the flexibility to learn at their own pace

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Key skills

    • Data and its properties,
    • Data visualization in Excel and Tableau,
    • Regression in Excel,
    • Advanced regression topics in Excel, and
    • Introduction to automation in Excel.

    Other competencies available and coming soon include:

    • Assembling Data - You will learn about what makes data useful for decision making.
    • Visualization - Foundational principles for visualizing data are discussed, as well as how to build a wide variety of visualizations using popular data visualization software.
    • Getting Started with a Data Analytic Language - You will become familiar with a coding environment, and get started using written commands to prepare data, analyze it, and share the results with others.
    • Machine Learning - You will learn some basic analyses, as well as how to take advantage of powerful machine learning techniques like time series analysis, random forests, and text analysis for extracting insights that may be buried in the data.
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    Communication with Data Certificate

    Students in Northwestern’s Communication with Data graduate certificate program build the data and analytics skills needed to communicate complex data accurately and effectively. The courses in this certificate are designed to help those in communication roles work with data analysts within their organizations to translate data into images and stories that executives and customers can understand. Credit earned in this four-course certificate can be applied to Northwestern’s MS in Information Design and Strategy program. Classes are held entirely online.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $14,624 - Financial Aid available to those who qualify (federal and private education loans)

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    10-15 per class

    Available date

    Apply by January 15, 2021; Classes start March 29, 2021

    Key skills

    This certificate gives designers the tools they need to communicate complex data accurately and effectively. The courses in this certificate will enable students to work with data analysts within their organizations to translate data into images and stories that executives and customers can understand.

    Program prerequisites

    U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent

    Program courses

    IDS 409: Data Management Principles

    IDS 452: Introduction to Data and Analytics

    IDS 453: Analytic Techniques and Translation

    IDS 455: Visualization of Data and Text

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    Applicants must submit an online application along with a $75 application fee. 

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    4. Meet with IT Career Lab career counselor to determine program fit and availability of financial assistance

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    Data Analytics / PowerBI

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Power BI (MCSA) certification validates the ability to create and optimize data visualization techniques via specific tool types. This certification ensures that students can create and identify key performance indicators, and successfully manipulate and cleanse data.

    Education partner

    IT Career Lab

    Cost information

    $10,800, Financial assistance may be available - find out more by clicking "Get Started"

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    10 weeks

    Hours per week

    18

    Available date

    Ongoing

    Key skills

    Microsoft PowerBI

    Program prerequisites

    Working knowledge of MS Access or MS Excel

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    Contact Karine Bravis at [email protected] to enroll with TechReady discount. Along with the completed online application, we require: $40 application fee, personal statement, resume, and transcript confirming bachelor's degree.

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    Data and Analytics for Business Professionals

    Students in the Data Analytics for Business Professionals certificate acquire technical analytics communication skills, enabling them to effectively manage analytics teams, translate analysis into business objectives, and improve their evidence-based decision-making abilities. Data Understanding and Preparation, the first core course in the program, guides students through sourcing, preparing, and manipulating their data. In the next course, Data Visualization and Storytelling, students will learn to apply data analysis, data visualization and data storytelling methods to analyze and describe patterns, and to iteratively form and test hypotheses related to the business questions. Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning, the final core course in the program, introduces students to the theory and practice of machine learning. Students will learn how to implement the most popular machine-learning techniques in use today to discover patterns in their data and develop models to predict future outcomes.

    To enroll with the discounted TechReady Illinois price, email Karine Bravis at [email protected] For more information about the program, visit the program webpage.

    Education partner

    The University of Chicago

    Cost information

    Discounted to $2,625 total ($875/course) from $5250 ($1750/course) for TechReady program participants.

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    6 months (each course is 6 weeks long plus 2-3 weeks inbetween the end and start of each course)

    Hours per week

    8- 10 hours per week, per course

    Available date

    Course 1 Start: January 11, 2021 (self-paced)/January 14, 2021 (fixed date): Data Understanding and Preparation

    Course 2 Start: March 8, 2021 (self-paced)/March 11, 2021 (fixed date): Data Visualization and Storytelling

    Course 3 Start: May 3, 2021 (self-paced)/May 6, 2021 (fixed date): Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

    Key skills

    How to construct a project plan, essentials of analytical management, frame business challenges into data science solution and business plans.

    Program prerequisites

    Students are not required to have analytics experience in order to be accepted to the Data Analytics for Business Professionals certificate. Participants with no prior experience in data analytics will need to dedicate additional time and effort to learn concepts and basic software requirements and usage

    Program courses

    Data Understanding and Preparation

    Data Visualization and Storytelling

    Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

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    Data Mining Specialization

    The Data Mining specialization teaches data mining techniques for both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language text. Specific course topics include pattern discovery, clustering, text retrieval, text mining and analytics, and data visualization. The Capstone project task is to solve real-world data mining challenges using a restaurant review data set from Yelp. This course is offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via Coursera). Completion of this Specialization results in a University of Illinois certificate.  

    Education partner

    Illinois Computer Science Grainger College of Engineering

    Cost information

    $89/month ($399 for full-year access)

    Level

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    24 weeks

    Hours per week

    7 hours per week

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Key skills

    Data Mining, Cluster Analysis, Information Retrieval, Data Visualization, Text Processing, Pattern Discovery

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    All applicants are required to submit an online application. A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. 

    Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Modeling

    Students in Northwestern’s Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Modeling program build foundational skills and knowledge in preparation for data science and analytics work in virtually any industry. Students learn techniques to test real-world predictions about data — exploring data, identifying appropriate models, and validating those models. With a focus on traditional methods of applied statistics, this certificate prepares data scientists to utilize algorithms for predictive modeling and analytics, developing models for marketing, finance, and other business applications. Credit earned in this four-course certificate can be applied to Northwestern’s MS in Data Science program. Classes are held entirely online.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $18,200 - Financial Aid available to those who qualify (federal and private education loans)

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    10-15 per class

    Available date

    Application due January 15, 2021; Classes start March 29, 2021

    Key skills

    R, Python, articulate analytics as a core strategy of data science, transform data into actionable insights, develop statistically sound and robust analytic solutions, and evaluate constraints on the use of data

    Program prerequisites

    U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent

    Program courses

    MSDS 400 Math for Data Scientists

    MSDS 401 Applied Statistics with R

    MSDS 410 Data Modeling for Supervised Learning

    MSDS 411 Data Modeling for Unsupervised Learning

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    Graduate Certificate in Analytics Management

    Students in Northwestern’s Graduate Certificate in Analytics Management program build foundational skills and knowledge in preparation for data science and analytics work in virtually any industry. Analytics managers bridge the work of analysts and modelers with business operations and strategy to help address future business needs, identify business opportunities, and translate the work of data scientists into language that business management understands. This certificate equips data scientists with the communication and management strategies needed to be data-driven leaders who utilize models, analyses, and statistical data to improve business performance. Credit earned in this four-course certificate can be applied to Northwestern’s MS in Data Science program. Classes are held entirely online.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $18,200 - Financial Aid available to those who qualify (federal and private education loans)

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    10-15 per class

    Available date

    Apply by January 15th, 2020; Classes begin March 29th, 2021

    Key skills

    Develop statistically sound and robust analytic solutions, demonstrate leadership, formulate and manage plans to address business issues, and evaluate constraints on the use of data. 

    Program prerequisites

    Graduate certificate applicants must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent to be considered for admission. 

    Program courses

    MSDS 402 Introduction to Data Science OR MSDS 403 Data Science in Practice

    MSDS 474 Accounting and Finance for Analytics Managers

    MSDS 475 Project Management

    MSDS 480 Business Leadership and Communications

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    Graduate Certificate in Data Engineering

    Students in Northwestern’s Data Engineering graduate certificate program add to their data science, engineering, or computer science backgrounds by learning to utilize system-wide problem-solving skills, choose hardware systems, and build software systems for implementing models made by data analysts to scale in production systems. Credit earned in this four-course certificate can be applied to Northwestern’s MS in Data Science program. Classes are held entirely online.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $18,200 - Financial Aid available to those who qualify (federal and private education loans)

    Level

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    10-15 per class

    Available date

    Apply by January 15, 2021; Classes start March 29, 2021

    Key skills

    Evaluate constraints on the use of data assessment, data structure and data lifecycle, demonstrate methods for evaluating software, systems, and processes, develop plans for implementing large-scale on-premise and cloud-based systems

    Program prerequisites

    This certificate would appeal to students with strong undergraduate backgrounds in data science, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and information systems programs at Northwestern and elsewhere. U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent required. 

    Program courses

    MSDS 402 Introduction to Data Science  OR  MSDS 403 Data Science in Practice

    MSDS 420 Database Systems and Data Preparation

    MSDS 422 Practical Machine Learning

    MSDS 432 Foundations of Data Engineering

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    Graduate Certificate in Health Data Science

    Students in Northwestern’s Graduate Certificate in Health Data Science build foundational data science skills (R programming, statistical analysis, data modeling) that are increasingly essential for many industries, and also gain exposure to and practice with the unique complexities of health data and the care that must be taken in handling them. Courses in statistical analysis and predictive modeling provide hands-on experience analyzing real health data sets, which are often messy and unstructured, while courses in data visualization and health analytics leadership emphasize how to effectively communicate analytics insights to stakeholders across an organization. Credit earned in this four-course certificate can be applied to Northwestern’s MS in Health Analytics or MS in Data Science programs. Classes are held entirely online.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $17,756 - Financial Aid available to those who qualify (federal and private education loans)

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    10-15 per class

    Available date

    Apply by January 15, 2021; Classes begin March 29, 2021

    Key skills

    Identify the multiple sources of healthcare data generation (e.g., hospitals, payers, patients) and their relationships, perform basic statistical analysis of health data sets in R Studio, develop statistical modeling as a process that includes exploratory health data analysis, model identification, and model validation, understand the difference between the uses of statistical models for statistical inference versus predictive modeling, identify and explain the layers of the grammar of graphics, select effective static data visualizations, write R code to manipulate data visualizations, and construct their own compelling visualizations from scratch using health data, apply best practices in leading change and project management, including: stakeholder engagement, project chartering, scope definition, and key metric development, and develop effective communication and presentation skills to translate analytics to actionable recommendations that can be used to solve problems in their organizations

    Program prerequisites

    Graduate certificate applicants must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent to be considered for admission. 

    Program courses

    MSHA 403: Introduction to American Healthcare, Digital Health, and Analytics

    MSHA 409: Statistical Analysis 

    MSHA 410: Regression and Multivariate Analysis

    MSHA 455: Data Visualization and Storytelling  OR  MSHA 480: Health Analytics Leadership

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    Intermediate SQL

    When it comes to query language for relational database management systems, SQL is the industry benchmark. This hands-on course will help you advance your knowledge and keep pace with today's SQL standards. You will practice designing, writing, and testing complex SQL queries to execute on a practice database using SQL Server Express.

    Education partner

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Cost information

    $115

    Level

    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    6 weeks

    Hours per week

    4

    Available date

    Instructor-Led: December 9, January 13, and February 10 Self-Paced: Start Anytime

    Key skills

    SQL

    Program prerequisites

    Basic understanding of SQL and database systems

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    Introduction to Business Analytics and Information Economics Specialization

    Businesses run on data, and data offers little value without analytics. The ability to process data to make predictions about the behavior of individuals or markets, to diagnose systems or situations, or to prescribe actions for people or processes drives business today. Increasingly many businesses are striving to become “data-driven”, proactively relying more on cold hard information and sophisticated algorithms than upon the gut instinct or slow reactions of humans.

    Education partner

    Illinois Gies College of Business

    Cost information

    $89/month ($399 for full-year access).

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    Each course is 4 weeks in length

    Hours per week

    4-6 hours per course per week

    Available date

    Start anytime

    Key skills

    • Learn about analytic technologies, architectures, and roles from business intelligence to data science, and from data warehouses to data lakes
    • Examine how information behaves in the context of various familiar micro-economic concepts, and what can be gleaned from this to improve the way information is managed and leveraged as well as ways information can generate economic benefits
    • Explore how and why to adapt well-honed asset management principles and practices to information, and how to apply accepted and new valuation models to gauge information’s potential and realized economic benefits

    Program courses

    • Business Analytics Executive Overview
    • Infonomics I: Business Information Economics and Data Monetization
    • Infonomics II: Business Information Management and Measurement
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    * Minimum age 18 or older * GED recipient or High School graduate, No Bachelor degrees accepted * Available to attend internship 8AM–8PM, Monday–Friday for 16 weeks * Minimum of 6 months previous full-time work experience * Agree to a strict "On Time, No Absence" policy 

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    IT and Business Leadership Bootcamp

    i.c.stars provides a paid ($200/week) 16-week project-based internship at our learning studio (currently virtual) to help underserved young adults jump start their careers in technology. This includes daily relationship-building and mentorship from industry practitioners. Graduates of i.c.stars see a 300% earnings increase and are working in roles such as QA Analyst at US Foods, Information Security Apprentice at Accenture, Associate Software Engineering at Discover, among others. Badging and industry certifications depend on the client project, and have included UiPath (robotic process automation platform), Enterprise Security Fundamentals, Querying data with Transact-SQL. Support continues for 20-months, combining professional development, mentoring and continuing access to wrap around support. In addition, students can achieve 24 prior learning credit hours with a higher education institution.

    Education partner

    i.c.stars

    Cost information

    Free (Participants receive a weekly stipend)

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Cybersecurity
    Data & analytics
    Software development
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    Program duration

    16 weeks

    Hours per week

    60 hours per week

    Available date

    Ongoing

    Key skills

    Core technical skills: training in Javascript, HTML, CSS, C#, and SQL. Additional skills, depending on the cohort: Cyber Security, Robotic Process Automation and COBOL.

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    Complete the online application process with virtual interviews. View a video about the program here.

    * Minimum age 18 or older * GED recipient or High School graduate, No Bachelor degrees accepted * Available to attend internship 8AM–8PM, Monday–Friday for 16 weeks * Minimum of 6 months previous full-time work experience * Agree to a strict "On Time, No Absence" policy 

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    Math for Data Science Certificate

    Northwestern’s Math for Data Science post-baccalaureate certificate program provides students and professionals who are seeking to build math and analysis proficiency with an excellent opportunity to strengthen their quantitative background for graduate school or to enhance their data analysis skills for their careers. Consisting of courses in applied mathematics, statistics, and calculus, the program provides students with a quantitative foundation for data analysis—a critical skillset that is applicable to a wide range of industries.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    About $8,716 

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    6 months to 1 year

    Hours per week

    10-15 hours per class

    Available date

    Apply by February 1st,, 2021 to begin March 29, 2021

    Apply by May 1st, 2021 to begin June 21, 2021

    Key skills

    Finite math, single-value differential and integral calculus, multi-variable differential calculus, linear algebra, and statistics

    Program prerequisites

    Applicants must have a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

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    Python for Data Science

    The University of Chicago’s eight-week Python for Data Science program introduces the basic concepts of Python as a programming language. This highly technical program is project-based at its core and you will be presented with many practical examples before being afforded an opportunity to create and run your own Python projects. 

    Education partner

    The University of Chicago

    Cost information

    $2,200

    Level

    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    Eight Weeks 

    Hours per week

    4-5

    Available date

    October 14th

    Key skills

    • Python
    • Advanced data analysis and manipulation
    • Training and evaluation of machine learning models
    • Preparing machine learning models for production use

    Program prerequisites

    This program is designed for professionals who have a rudimentary knowledge of Python and machine learning, or are eager to learn about data science. Business intelligence analysts with a strong foundation on the theory of data analysis and manipulation, but have limited Python exposure, and those who work with a quantitative mind but no technical toolkit, will also benefit from this program.

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    Sports Analytics Certificate

    Students in the graduate certificate in Sports Analytics build the skills necessary to work in today’s data-intensive and data-driven sports world. This online certificate provides the technical and leadership training required for key positions in sports team management and analytics. Building upon Northwestern's graduate program in data science, it reviews key technologies in analytics and modeling, probability theory, applied mathematics, statistics and programming. It shows how analytic techniques may be used in evaluating player and team performance and in sports team administration. Credit earned in this four-course certificate can be applied to Northwestern’s MA in Sports Administration or MS in Data Science programs. Classes are held entirely online.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $16,824 - Financial Aid available to those who qualify (federal and private education loans)

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    1-2 years

    Hours per week

    10-15 per class

    Available date

    Apply by January 15, 2021; Classes begin March 29, 2021

    Key skills

    Reviews key technologies in analytics and modeling, probability theory, applied mathematics, statistics and programming. R, Python

    Program prerequisites

    Graduate certificate applicants must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent to be considered for admission.

    Program courses

    MSDS 400 Math for Data Scientists

    MSDS 401 Statistical Analysis

    MSDS 456 Sports Performance Analytics

    MSDS 457 Sports Management Analytics

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    Registration information

    Applicants must submit an online application along with a $75 application fee. 

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