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Ron Jackson
Program Coordinator

Data Analytics Graduate Certificate

Demand continues to rise for professionals with education and skills in the mining, management and interpretation of “Big Data.” Kansas State University’s 15-credit-hour online graduate certificate in data analytics prepares students for opportunities in this high-demand area.

Data analytics is a broad field requiring expertise in technical data science as well as applied data analytics. The program’s Data Science track focuses on the techniques, methods and algorithms for storing, retrieving, managing, parsing and computing data. Courses in the Applied Analytics track teach students to apply those computational methods toward business problems and communicate with stakeholders.

All courses in the program are available online to students residing both in and out of the United States. Students never need to come to campus for any coursework.

Careers in Data Analytics

  • Data analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Analytics/Management consultant
  • Operations analyst
  • HR analyst
  • Product analyst
  • Social media analyst
  • Sports analyst
  • Healthcare data analyst
  • Predictive analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Data visualization specialist

Program Administration

The data analytics graduate certificate is a cooperative interdisciplinary program of the Colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering. The College of Business Administration serves as the academic home for the program, coordinating administration of the program and providing administrative support.

Academically, the program is governed by a steering committee with representatives from the participating departments: Computing and Information Sciences, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Statistics, and Global Campus.

Two faculty, one with an applied analytics focus and the other with a focus on data science, serve as advisors for the program. The advisors provide curriculum leadership, respond to student inquiries, evaluate student admissions, advise students and develop plans of study, as well as other academic related tasks.  All correspondence should be directed to the College of Business Administration


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The data analytics graduate certificate program is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering.

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Quick Facts

Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Business Administration
Credits: 15
Course delivery: Online
Tuition per course: $2,600*
*GENBA 894 Data Analytics Capstone Tuition:  $3,100

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