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Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics
Foundations of Analytics

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Data Analytics Programs McMaster University Continuing Education

The Big Data Analytics program and the Foundations of Analytics program will both be closing and will be replaced by a NEW Data Analytics, Data Science, and Data Architecture offering effective September 01, 2020. No new applications will be accepted. 

More information on the new offering will be coming soon. Please continue to check back for the latest updates.

Students currently enrolled in the Big Data Analytics program or the Foundations of Analytics program will be notified of their options to either switch to the NEW program or have the option to complete their current program requirements by August 31, 2021.

Big Data Analytics

  • Advanced 6-course Big Data Analytics Certificate
  • Who should take this program?
    • Graduates with a degree or diploma in science, computer science, technology, mathematics, business, or engineering
    • Professionals with work experience in the field of technology, business intelligence, web analytics, or foundational data analysis
    • Employees in financial, insurance, healthcare, marketing, retail, government, logistics, transportation, information systems, media/entertainment sectors, or other sectors that utilize data analysis
    • Individuals seeking a new career path in technology, informatics, data collection, data use and data analysis​

Foundations of Analytics - NEW!

  • Choose from 3 3-course certificates of completion, or a 5-course Foundations of Analytics Certificate
  • Who should take this program?
    • Anyone with limited academic or work experience in data analytics wishing to pursue a career or educational program in Business Intelligence, Data Analysis and Data Science. 
    • Individuals interested in enrolling in the Big Data Analytics Certficate program (p. 10) but who lack the prerequisite knowledge in statistics, computer programming and basic analytics​