Ten to eighteen months
UFV ten- to eighteen-month* Data Analysis post-baccalaureate program equips you with the practical skills needed to extract reliable information from large data sets.
By taking carefully designed courses with the right mix of computing and statistics, you gain the database skills you need to house, extract, manipulate and maintain data.
More importantly, you also learn the statistical techniques needed to collect data correctly, assess its quality, analyze it, and turn it into the business intelligence that companies and institutions highly value in the marketplace. Beyond knowing how to use specific programming languages and tools, employers need you to identify meaningful patterns, so that you can draw actionable conclusions to guide decision-making.
Build credibility and on-the-job skills by opting for the Co-operative Education option. Combine your studies with a paid work term, offered in regional, national, and global firms. Completing a co-op semester provides you with valuable experience and boost your career prospects.
*Note: Coursework normally takes ten months to complete. Choosing to add a co-op placement can prolong your studies up to eighteen months.
IBM estimates that humans create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day as information pours in from digital platforms, wireless sensors, and billions of mobile phones. However, while the world is awash in data, businesses are facing a shortage of big data professionals who know how to properly analyze it.
In fact, a recent survey by McKinsey Global Institute reports that finding the right talent is the biggest hurdle companies face in trying to integrate data and analytics into their operations. Approximately half of executives across regions and industries reported greater difficulty recruiting analytical talent than filling any other kind of role.
UFV's Data Analysis post-baccalaureate certificate builds on the skills and knowledge you have already acquired in your undergraduate degree, allowing you to grow your career within your own field. The combination of your degree background and your data analysis skills can help you grow your career, diversify your professional opportunities, and boost your earnings.
Please review the entrance requirements on the UFV Calendar
Upgrading options during the summer months are available for those who do not meet the entrance requirements.