Program Information

Organizations are relying more than ever before on their internal and external data sources to drive business planning, decision-making, and problem solving. Business Intelligence and Big Data tools accomplish this by enabling unprecedented data collection and data manipulation so organizations can respond quickly to organizational and market changes and opportunities.

The need for graduates with these skills is growing at a rapid rate across all industries. This Graduate Certificate program will enable students to support real world business decision-making and planning through data insights, data management, and data science. Students will blend theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical skills for data collection, data analysis, and data manipulation. In addition, students will be able to present their analyses and findings to management and key business stakeholders.

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Admission Requirements

A University Degree, College Diploma or Advanced Diploma
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above.

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If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Technology Requirements

Courses in this program deal with large data sets and complex models. We recommend that students meet the following minimum computer requirements: 

Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor (or better) with chipset that will support virtualization
16 GB of RAM
1 TB hard drive
Ethernet Network Card
Wireless Network Card
One USB 3.0 port (two preferred)
Windows 10 Professional Edition

Course List

Courses must be taken in the order listed to complete the required prerequisites.

*To receive full-time OSAP for the Data Analytics for Business Decision Making program, students must start the program in the January intake. 

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to: Analytics Visualization Analyst, Big Data Architect, Big Data Analytics Developer, Big Data Security/Threats Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Project Manager, Data Scientist.

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