How do you apply the latest methods and technologies to help your company gather, store, report, and analyze important data?
Data-informed decision-making has permeated virtually all aspects of life, from health care to social services, business, politics, manufacturing, retailing, real estate, finance, insurance, and sports. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics is designed to give working professionals the technical skills and management tools needed to make data-informed decisions.
The Certificate provides insights into discovering meaningful patterns in data and how predictive modeling can be used to improve decision-making. The Loras College Applied Analytics Certificate will position your employees to make better decisions today and facilitate their increasing use of analytics in the future.
FLEXIBLE & CONVENIENT
Our program is delivered through a blend of online and classroom delivery, integrating the flexibility of online learning without losing the valuable personal interaction that a classroom provides. The certificate program can be completed in as little as 9 months (September-May). Students take one 7-week course at a time (and one 4-week class in January) and each class is held just one night per week.
The first six weeks are delivered online in a live virtual classroom and in the last week students come together face-to-face for a full weekend on the beautiful Loras campus in Dubuque. On campus, students will hear from engaging speakers and participate in meaningful group work.
ARE YOU READY?
Now is the time to invest, whether you’re looking to build your individual knowledge and skill-set or manage a business/organization and aim to motivate and inspire your current workforce through tuition reimbursement. You don’t have to be a large company to analyze, utilize, and benefit from big data. Our program is designed to immediately improve an organization’s use of data, and establish a baseline for future evolution.
>>A CALCULATED RISK WORTH TAKING – SUMMER COURSE OPTION
In this time of uncertainty, an important part of business planning is identification, analysis, and management of risk. To that end, Loras College is offering a 3-credit Risk Analysis graduate level Summer course. This course is offered in a hybrid online format and instructed by Dr. Dale Lehman, who recently co-authored his fourth book entitled “Practical Spreadsheet Modeling Using @Risk.” The spreadsheet-based course examines a variety of models geared to addressing business and social needs. Uncertainty is explicitly analyzed through the use of scenarios, simulation, and other techniques. Emphasis is placed on understanding and communicating the important uncertainties associated with any plan, and developing ways to incorporate these into business plans.
WHAT: Risk Analysis (MBA 571) graduate course at Loras College. Can be used as one course to satisfy the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics.
WHO: Open to anyone with a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution interested in professional development, continuing education credits, or personal enrichment.
WHEN: Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm May 19th– June 30th (online) and Saturday/Sunday July 11th-12th from 8am-5pm (in person at the Loras campus). *Please note that given the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, other arrangements will be made should the in-person weekend not be able to be held in-person.
COST: $2,160 for the entire course (employer tuition reimbursement accepted).
To register: Complete the free online application at loras.edu/apply (select “Graduate Non-Degree or Licensure Student” as the Admit Type), and email unofficial copies of transcripts from each institution attended to Megan Henderson, Director of Admission for Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Programs.