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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Data Analytics Certificate


Data analytics (DA) is the extensive use of analytical tools and technologies to develop insights from structured and unstructured data (“big data”). There is an increasing demand for managers and analysts with talents (“data savvy”) in managing and analyzing data and applying the findings to fact-based decisions, action, and learning.

The purpose of the Certificate in DA is to provide an opportunity for K-State students to develop strong talent in such areas as data-driven problem understanding and solving, data collection and management, information visualization, and storytelling. The DA certificate will help K-State students to distinguish themselves as “data savvy” in their professional fields.

Other Requirements:

  • Students must earn at least a 2.5 GPA on all courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the certificate program.
  • The certificate will be issued by the K-State College of Business Administration and noted on the transcript.
  • The certificate can be earned post-baccalaureate.
  • Certificate can be completed by degree seeking students at Kansas State University or obtained as a credential on its own (free-standing). Students who do not intend to become a candidate for a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University must apply for admission as a non-degree, certificate-seeking student. Such students must submit the admission application, application fee, and transcripts. Applicants must provide documentation of high school or GED completion and, if college courses have been attempted, official transcripts demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all post-secondary coursework. Students who later choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree must apply for admission as a degree-seeking student.