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Data Science and Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics provides post-baccalaureate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in the area of data science and business analytics.  The certificate requires 15 graduate credit hours of coursework.  The certificate may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in DSBA is open to all students who hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in any scientific, engineering or business discipline and either are enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte or complete their undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

In addition, the program requires a current working knowledge of at least one higher-level (procedural) language; and a familiarity with computer applications. A minimal background in mathematics is also required, including two semesters of calculus and one semester of statistics. Individuals who have worked at a high professional level in the computer industry or business may be able to substitute work experience for specific subject area admission requirements. Individuals without a business degree or business experience are required to complete an online business fundamentals course prior to enrolling in the program. Transfer credit from another institution is not accepted into this certificate program.

Program Requirements

The certificate is awarded upon completion of five graduate level courses (15 credits) in the area of data science and business analytics. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required and, at most, one course with a grade of C may be allowed towards the certificate. Students must take five courses, as outlined below, to receive the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics.