Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics - Portland

Program Overview

In a global environment characterized by digital transformation, rapid change, and high levels of uncertainty, the ability to hire, reskill, and upskill analytic talent is a major driver of organizational performance. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics will prepare students to develop analytical skills that will support decision-making in an organization’s strategy. The certification focuses on analytical, technological, and human literacies—with an emphasis on experiential learning—required for students to serve as strategic business partners in their organizations.

A total of 18 credit hours are required to complete the analytical certification program.

All Roux Institute programs provide content relevant to the urgent and emerging needs of industry in Maine and the rapidly evolving regional, national, and global economy. Opportunities for experiential learning will be concentrated in Portland, the state of Maine, and the Northeast region. Students are encouraged to pursue co-ops and special virtual Experiential Network projects with the institute’s founding corporate partners, a group of leading employers in Maine.

  • Portland

    Location

  • Full-Time
    Part-Time

    Commitment

  • 6-12 months

    Duration of Program

Unique Features

  • Program is stackable, allowing for students to take a course as a nondegree professional development option, take a series of courses to earn a certificate, or earn a certificate and stack up to 18 quarter hours (six courses) into the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics.
  • Graduates of the certificate will also be eligible for the Double Husky Scholarship, which provides 25% off tuition for the master's program.
  • The program is delivered through a hybrid model of online and on-site learning.

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate the foundational knowledge and skills critical to pursue data analytics as a profession in relation to statistics and math.
  • Articulate and effectively defend the significance and implications of work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of advanced tools in data analytics.
  • Articulate and effectively defend the significance of leadership, governance, and ethics in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context.
  • Apply the principles, tools, and methods of analytics to a comprehensive real-world problem or project related to data analyses for tactical and/or strategic decision-making.
  • Integrate the major theories, tools, and approaches in data analytics to identify data-driven insights for informed business process management.
  • Design and deliver presentations, reports, and recommendations that effectively translate technical results/data solutions and are coherent and persuasive to different audiences.

Career Outlook

Graduates will have the skills to understand and analyze data. Those who are data-literate are needed and valued across all industries, departments, and seniority levels, making careers in analytics a potentially lucrative one for people of all backgrounds.

In-demand data-oriented careers include business intelligence analyst, business/management analyst, compensation/benefits analyst, financial analyst, HRIS analyst, and operations analyst.

Scholarships and aid

$19.3K

Tuition

Estimated Total Tuition

This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2022-2023 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time. For more detailed information, please visit Student Financial Services.

Generous scholarships

The Roux Institute is currently offering generous scholarships to meet the financial needs of all students through its Alfond Scholars Initiative. Each award is determined by an individual assessment. And Northeastern alumni receive a Double Husky Scholarship —a tuition discount of 25 percent.

Learn more about the Alfond Scholars Initiative

Corporate tuition benefits

Many employers subsidize education for their employees. Speak with yours about any tuition benefits your company may offer.

Special military scholarships

For military veterans and servicemembers, a limited number of donor-funded scholarships are available even after all other aid has been awarded to help with commuting costs, childcare, and other costs of living.

Learn more about military scholarships

Federal aid

You can apply for federal aid grants and loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Learn about the FAFSA

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words): Identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that the university’s academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor’s degree transcript form an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
  • A BS in engineering or computer science, or previous coursework in math and/or statistics, is required.

Admission Dates

  • Application deadline for domestic applicants: September 6, 2022 (first half start: September 19, 2022)
  • Application deadline for domestic applicants: October 17, 2022 (second half start: October 31, 2022)
  • Application deadline for domestic applicants: December 19, 2022 (classes start: January 9, 2023)
  • Application deadline for domestic applicants: March 27, 2023 (classes start: April 10, 2023)

Program Curriculum

Please view the Course Catalog for information regarding the program curriculum.

Experiential Learning

Learning integrated with professional experience is a hallmark of Northeastern and the Roux Institute. Students gain a clear understanding of real-world industry needs in Portland, the state of Maine, and the Northeast—and valued workplace skills like communication and teamwork—through assignments at companies and nonprofit organizations. Students can complete a six-week virtual project relevant to their studies through the university’s Experiential Network (XN) of employers, or even for their own company. Or they can apply for four- and six-month, full-time co-op positions. All opportunities enable students to build their resumés, expand their professional networks, and chart a path to in-demand careers.

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