Students will acquire specialized knowledge and skills necessary for turning data into actionable information to help organizations create value and accomplish their mission. The certificate program will reinforce the importance of design and data visualization in creating powerful data-driven visual narratives considering the context, audience, and mission of organizations to generate the maximum value while having a positive impact on the community and society.
Students will learn to effectively communicate, through written, visual and oral forms, presenting their analyses and recommending decisions resulting from their data.
Using design and data visualization students will have the ability to ask and address sophisticated business questions in real-life settings using data visualization tools and techniques and offer business solutions for the consideration of the organization’s cross-functional executive leadership team.
Using Responsible Data Visualization Principles, students will have the ability to create and use ethical and responsible data visualizations that highlight business analyses while avoiding manipulating viewers with untruthful representations of data.
This program will begin accepting applications on November 1, 2022. Please join our interest list from the button on the rigth.
Career Outlook and Opportunities
In the past 10 years many businesses, government offices, and NGOs of all sizes have developed and improved their infrastructure to collect data related to their operations, manufacturing processes, logistics and supply chain, customer behavior, customer service, marketing, and sales. This hugely broad availability of big data has led to an increasing need for skilled individuals who can extract information and gain insights from the data and use it to gain competitive advantages for businesses and public sector organizations. Key to the efficacy of the extraction of information and insights from complex and often huge data sets is the ability to communicate these findings clearly to decision makers using effective data analytics and visualization techniques.
IBM estimates that over 2,729,000 positions will be available in the analytics and data science jobs in the U.S. by the end of 2020. Analytical reasoning, and data visualization skills are among the key capabilities of a data scientist and are ranked among the top ten most in-demand skills in 2020 by LinkedIn. The market for data visualization jobs continues to rise as businesses become unceasingly data and evidence driven. The predictions show that the global data visualization analytics market revenue is expected to increase to 7.76 billion U.S. dollars by 2023.
Numerous opportunities exist for data visualization analytics jobs in various industry sectors such as retail, automotive manufacturing, healthcare, real estate and construction, finance and banking, aerospace, and service industries. Furthermore, many opportunities for employees with these skills and knowledge also exist in all areas of government, and other public sector fields, including charities and NGOs. There is no area of employment that does not rely on data visualization, and it needs to be produced by skilled employees with design and data analytics skills.
Job titles that align with the Data Visualization Analytics profession include data visualization analyst, data visualization engineer, data visualization designer, data visualizer, data visualization and report developer, visualization developer, Tableau developer, data visualization and web developer, database and visualization specialist, and user-interface/user-experience designer.