Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making

Translate Data Into Actionable Business Insights


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Bellevue, Online
  • Duration: 5 - 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings, Self-Paced
  • Cost: $3,597

Next start date

September 28, 2017

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About this Program

Note: This program was previously titled Certificate in Business Intelligence: Techniques for Decision Making.

Nearly every business and organization today is extremely dependent on data. Modern data analytics combines powerful software tools and statistical techniques to produce insights that can improve results in every field and organizational department. Professionals who are adept with these tools and have the latest data analysis skills are highly valuable and in demand.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn how to make — and defend — critical business decisions by collecting, organizing, analyzing, visualizing and interpreting large-scale data sets in meaningful ways. We’ll explore innovative approaches for generating insights and predictions that can boost sales, enhance operational efficiencies and drive qualitative improvements in your products and services. Improve your organization’s data-driven decision making and escalate your own career trajectory.

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Professionals who work closely with data to make strategic decisions. For those seeking a more technical skill set focused on developing and administering data warehouses, consider taking our Certificate in Business Intelligence: Building the Data Warehouse. For those who already have significant experience in data analytics and can program in R or Python, consider taking the more advanced Certificate in Data Science

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Video Overview

Instructors from the business intelligence and data analytics certificate programs explain how students can use the knowledge and skills they learn to advance their careers.

Duration 03:07


  • Data analysis and statistical techniques for knowledge discovery
  • Visual discovery and interpretation methods for large data sets
  • Information design, storytelling and presentation using visualization, pivot tables, graphs, charts, infographics and conditional data table formatting
  • Making predictions using decision trees, regression analysis, and supervised and unsupervised learning models
  • R programming practices

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Use industry software such as Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP and Microsoft Power BI tools (Power Pivot, Power View, Power Map and Power Query)
  • Practice with relevant data mining tools, including various Microsoft products and statistical programming languages such as R and SAS
  • Complete and present a data visualization project

Apply for a Scholarship

You may be eligible to apply for a UWPCE Certificate Scholarship to cover the cost of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. See the scholarship page for eligibility information and application instructions.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Start Dates

Learning Formats


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.


Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are, on your own schedule. You simply need to complete assignments by their due dates. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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