Big Data Analytics

Master digital data for meaningful insights.

Big Data. Bigger Career.

Big Data Analytics

Register for the next program preview webinar on Wednesday, November 22 at 12:00 PM (Eastern).

We are producing vast amounts of data at an ever-increasing pace. 90% of the world's data was reportedly created in the last two years (Source). Organizations are aware of the importance of being able to harness this information to make more effective decisions. With new technological tools, we can now collect and successfully analyze unstructured data in ways that were impossible a few years ago. 

Growing Career Opportunities. 

Companies need data analysts to better understand and target customers, machine data is needed to optimize service cycles and supply chain processes, and healthcare organizations analyze big data to optimize treatment, predict diseases, and find cures for diseases (Source).



Data Architect and Data Engineer are two of the five most promising tech jobs in 2017.*


Gain entry into the field of big data, data analytics and predictive analytics with McMaster's Big Data Analytics Certificate program to enhance your knowledge and skills required for employment and professional certification. 

Identify. Analyze. Interpret. Solve. 

Designed in collaboration with the McMaster University Big Data Institute and the DeGroote School of Business, the Certificate of Big Data Analytics gives you the tools needed to develop core competencies that are in growing demand today. 

  • Identify a business problem and translate it to a 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 solve a business problem
  • Develop and estimate model life cycles in terms of short, long term benefits to a business 


Become a Certified Analytics Professional®

Program courses are designed to cover the knowledge domains identified by the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) Program.


Why Choose McMaster's Big Data Analytics Certificate Program:

  • Utilize industry-current software to solve business problems
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Identify problems, analyze data, and use machine learning techniques
  • Build a professional portfolio with the Capstone Course
  • Problem-solve and communicate solutions to stakeholders


High Industry Demand

Work in Finance, IT, Telecommunications, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Government Research


Expand your Career. 

Learn in person at the downtown Hamilton McMaster CCE location and gain a 6-course academic certificate.

 5 Core CoursesCapstone Course Big Data Analytics Certificate



Talent Gap for Big Data Professionals 

Only 25% of executives agree that employees at their companies are ready to extract relevant insights from data that is captured and made available to them.**

 Utilize Industry-Current Tools.

Learn the latest software programs in data analysis:

 SAS Tableau Hadoop Spark (Learning)
 Matlab  SQL Hive Pig IBM Watson


** The Economist.


Learn more about the program by watching this recording of our recent program preview.