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Data-Driven Decision-Making Graduate Certificate

Data analytics involves the development and application of statistical and quantitative analysis methods and the construction of explanatory and predictive models to drive the decision-making process. Students completing the certificate will have a basic foundation of critical tools to extract useful information from big data, as well as for modeling, simulation, optimization and decision analysis in order to support efficient data-driven decision making. The certificate is available for distance students.

Credit Hours Required

A minimum of 12 graduate credit hours (4 courses) is required for the certificate.

Required Courses

  • IE 565 Applied Data Science
  • IE 566 Optimization for Big Data

Two elective courses from the following:

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.