CSU-Global Teams with Analytics Leader SAS to Offer Joint Certificate

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Students Earning Applied Data Analytics Certificate Will Get a Leg up in Booming Analytics Economy

Students at Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) can earn a powerful joint certificate, verifying their skills in the high-demand field of data analytics. CSU-Global and SAS are collaborating on the Applied Data Analytics certificate, which will be available to students who complete a series of four graduate-level data analytics courses.

“SAS skills can open many doors in the workforce,” said Jerry Oglesby, senior director, Global Academic Programs, SAS Education. “The CSU-Global Applied Data Analytics certificate sends a strong signal to employers that the holder can use data to transform an organization.”

SAS customers span more than 83,000 business, government and university sites, including 96 of the top 100 companies on the 2017 Fortune Global 500. With a market that deep, a SAS certificate can foster many opportunities across industries.

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Through this partnership, CSU-Global furthers its ability to provide students career-relevant educational opportunities with a quantifiable return on education. Not only are students able to learn software that is used in the field today, but by earning this joint certificate, they are also now able to demonstrate their excellence in these technologies to future employers.

Students are eligible to earn this joint certificate after completing the following four graduate
courses at CSU-Global: Foundations of Data Analytics (MIS500), Data Mining and Visualization (MIS510), Predictive Analytics (MIS530), and Introduction to Business Intelligence (MIS540). These courses are all included in the university’s online Master of Science in Data Analytics, allowing students to earn an industry-recognized certificate, while still working toward their master’s degree, that will open up future career advancement opportunities in the high-demand area of data analytics and business intelligence.

“The SAS Joint Certificate Program and credential in Applied Data Analytics recognize the demonstration of the core analytics knowledge and technological skills that our courses provide to students,” said Dr. Lisa Bryan, CSU-Global’s Data Analytics program chair. “Students, by earning this industry-recognized certificate, will show potential employers that their knowledge of analytics goes well beyond theory to application. The certificate recognizes their knowledge of the application of SAS, R, Python, Tableau, and other analytic tools.”

The SAS Joint Certificate program was created to help meet today’s growing demand for data analytics professionals. The courses required to become certified have been reviewed and approved by SAS.

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