Certificate of Graduate Study in Data Science for Business

Quickly emerging as one of the fastest growing professions, data science professionals harness valuable insights from data for better business decision-making. NIU’s Data Science for Business certificate program offers you the opportunity to develop competencies needed as a data scientist professional that include programming skills, data modeling, and machine learning application.

The certificate can be completed in as little as six months with courses offered in ten week sessions in a flexible online delivery format. All courses are taught by our NIU College of Business faculty, experts at the cutting edge of their field in research and practice.

No GMAT or GRE is required for admission into the Data Science for Business certificate program. Working professionals who graduate with a bachelor’s degree will be admitted as space permits. Current graduate students who maintain good academic standing may also earn the certificate as they progress towards earning their degree.

Data Sciences for Business certificate program consists of 4 courses:

  • OMIS 645 – Applied Statistics for Business Analytics Using SAS (3)
  • OMIS 649 – Business Computing Environment (3)
  • OMIS 681 – Advanced Predictive Data Analytics for Business (3)
  • OMIS 683 – Business Applications of Text Mining (3)

Only courses taken at NIU may be applied toward the certificate. Some courses may have prerequisites that are not part of the certificate program.


For more information on NIU’s graduate certificate of Data Science for Business, please contact Russ Devereaux, associate director, at rdevereaux2@niu.edu or 815-753-6372.