Data Analytics Certificate


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Translate data into insights and decisions

Businesses run on analytics, and they're looking for professionals who can understand, translate, and develop insights using data. The demand for analysts is greater now than ever, and that demand is only expected to increase, so take advantage of a growing job market and propel your career in new and exciting directions.

Hamline’s Data Analytics Certificate is designed for a hands-on, technical audience who wants to excel in analytics and be a part of organizational change by interpreting the results for senior leaders and enabling fact-based decisions.

What will it take?

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Next Session Starts
August 26, 2024

Data Analytics Certificate program details

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Start dates and application deadlines

We review applications on a rolling basis, meaning you can apply anytime. The Data Analytics Certificate program has two starts per year during the fall and spring semesters. We recommend applying at least six weeks before the term begins to ensure your spot.

How to Apply

Fall 2024 term starts
Spring 2025 term starts

Data Analytics Certificate program format

Courses are held online, with one session occurring on campus in the middle of the eight-week course. The in-person sessions will be held either on a Friday from 2 to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time to complete your Data Analytics Certificate

Quickly advance your career with an additional credential. The typical time to complete the Data Analytics Certificate is six to nine months, depending on when you complete your courses.

Data Analytics courses

You’ll finish your certificate after only three courses:

  • MSBA 8100: Statistical Foundations of Business Analytics (4 credits)
  • MSBA 8140: Programming for Data Analytics (4 credits)
  • MSBA 8170: Machine Learning I (4 credits)

Data Analytics course descriptions

How to apply to the Data Analytics Certificate

Applying to the Data Analytics Certificate program is simple and only required if this is the first certificate you’ve applied for at Hamline or if you are not enrolled in another Hamline School of Business degree or certificate program.

  • Online application (no fee)
  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. Official electronic transcripts should be emailed from the institution to
    • You do not have to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.

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Apply your certificate toward a master’s degree

Enrolling in a certificate program is a great way to experience what the master's programs at Hamline are like. With the Operational Change Management Certificate, you’ll earn credits that you can apply toward the following Hamline master's degrees:

Master of Business Administration

Master of Management and Leadership

MS in Business Analytics

Master of Public Administration


*Exploding Topics Data Analytics Report

3-in-5 organizations are using data analytics to drive business innovations, and an estimated 1.4 million new data science and data analytics jobs may be created between 2023-2027.*

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