YSU Adds Certificate Programs in Data Analytics

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is launching a certificate program in data analytics. It will be available in the fall semester.

The certificate, available to both undergraduate and graduate students, is made up of three courses: data management, data visitation and predictive modeling. The courses were designed based on an analysis of job postings on Indeed.com for data analysts.

“Data analytics has become an integral element in all business decision-making and public policy-making decision processes,” said Ou Hu, chairman of the economics department at YSU, in a statement. “Students across many disciplines, including economics, English, history, psychology, sociology and many others who also have skills in data analytics will have a significant step up in the job market.”

Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google build their businesses around analyzing data, he continued.

“Those companies have either recovered most of their losses or even gained from recent market fallout,” he said. “Data analytics will be an integral component of decision-making in virtually all businesses.”

The data analytics certificate program is a collaboration of the economics, business, computer science and mathematics programs at Youngstown State.

For more information, contact Hu at ohu@ysu.edu or 330 941 3428 or Thomas Wakefield, chairman of the mathematics and statistics program, at tpwakefield@ysu.edu or 330 941 3302.

Source: YSU News

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.