Data Skills for the New Economy, Undergraduate Certificate

Students will learn to clean, organize, and wrangle data using software such as R and python. They will be able to apply economic and statistic models to uncover stories buried in economic and finance data and present economic and finance data in an unbiased and informative way visually and verbally. They will also learn about important ethical issues such as privacy, how data can be manipulated, under-reported and misrepresented and learn how to communicate the limitations of data to try to prevent misuse of data or analytical results.

This certificate adds value to any major in business, humanities, social science, and health science. It can be taken by students in any major who have completed a math course equivalent to Business Math or Pre-Calculus. Adult learners can also use this certificate to prepare for career change and advancement.

Courses taken for this certificate may also count towards any Business or Economics minor.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Intermediate to Advanced
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 9 college credits (3 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial & Investment Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter

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