Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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Big Data Analytics

Master digital data for meaningful insights.

Big Data. Bigger Career.


Designed in collaboration with McMaster University’s MacDATA Institute and the DeGroote School of Business, the Certificate in Big Data Analytics gives you the tools and techniques to help guide organizations in the exploding field of big data and predictive analytics. You’ll learn technical concepts from leading practitioners and benefit from hands-on training with the latest industry tools.

You’ll learn to:

  • Identify a business problem and translate it to an analytics problem
  • Propose and refine analytical solutions to business problems
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and tell stories with data
  • Utilize problem solving techniques and industry-current software tools to test analytical solutions
  • Identify, test and evaluate model structures to apply to a business problem
  • Develop and estimate model life cycles in terms of short and long term benefits to a business 

The program is designed for professionals and offers evening and/or Saturday courses that allow you to finish in 12-18 months. In as little as one year you’ll be on the fast-track to capitalizing on the rapidly changing digital landscape.​​

Big Data. Bigger Career.

With market competition stiffening, top organizations are turning to data analytics to identify new market opportunities for their services and products. Companies are now reporting that the largest shortfall of qualified talent in Canada is in data analytics (McKinsey).

Finance, IT, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and government organizations throughout the Greater Toronto/Golden Horseshoe area hold many high-paying opportunities. This certificate will give you functional literacy in critical business analytics so you can help fill that gap.


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