Data Analytics Certificate

Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

Data analytics uses a variety of techniques to examine large amounts of data to discover patterns that can lead to business insights. Data analytics has broad applicability in customer behavior analysis, fraud detection, scientific inquiry, process improvement, financial analysis, trend analysis, forecasting, and decision-making. Techniques may include statistical methods, data mining, modeling and simulation, and data visualization. The certificate is designed to equip students to apply the theory and practice of data analytics to solving problems in a variety of economic, social, and scientific domains.

Program Contact Information

Martina Greiner, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
282B Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.2174
mgreiner@unomaha.edu

Ms. Leslie Planos, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.3819
lplanos@unomaha.edu

Ms. Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, Advisor
175C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.2073
vhatfield@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.  The minimum scores required for this program are:

    • Paper-based TOEFL: 563

    • Internet-based TOEFL: 85

    • IELTS: 6.5

    • PTE: 53

  • The minimum undergraduate grade point average requirement for the data analytics certificate program is 3.00 or equivalent score on a 4.00 scale. Applicants should have the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree.

Degree Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements

The following courses are prerequisites for the required courses. Elective courses may have additional prerequisites. All prerequisites must be completed with grades of "B" or better.

Select one of the following:3
ISQA 8030INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ETHICS3
or equivalent
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS FOR IS&T
or one semester of undergraduate statistics or equivalent
Select one of the following:3
DATA ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE
MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT

Requirements

Core Course Requirements
ISQA 8156ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR IS&T3
ISQA 8206INFORMATION AND DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 8700DATA MINING: THEORY AND PRACTICE3
Category I
Select one of the following:3
APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS
INTERACTIVE DATA VISUALIZATION
APPLIED EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
APPLIED MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
DETERMINISTIC OPERATIONS RESEARCH MODELS
BUSINESS FORECASTING
Category II
Select one of the following:3
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 1
DATA WAREHOUSING AND DATA MINING
Total Credits15

Completion of the Certificate

During what is expected to be the semester the certificate is completed and prior to the posted deadline, students should apply for the certificate through MavLINK on or before the deadline. If you complete the application form and do not complete all of the requirements for the certificate, contact the Office of Graduate Studies as soon as possible. You must reapply during the next semester in which you expect to complete the certificate; no additional fee is charged to reactivate your application.

The following requirements are due 12 working days prior to commencement:

  • “Incomplete” and “NR” grades from previous terms must be removed so that the grade will be in the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • All fees, fines, and other obligations due the university must be settled.

For students currently enrolled in courses that are a part of their plan of study, enrollment must be maintained in order to complete the certificate. A grade for any current enrollment must be received by the Registrar's Office no later than the close of business on the fifteenth working day following the end of a semester.

Awarding of Graduate Certificates

The Office of Graduate Studies will mail the certificate to students when all requirements are completed and all obligations to the university are satisfied. The Graduate College will not approve any changes in the student's permanent record once the certificate is awarded.