Graduate Certificate in Analytics for Decision Making
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Analytics for Decision Making program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is designed to provide students with the analytics and communication skills they need to become data-savvy, effective, and valuable managers. In this program, students:

  • Formulate questions related to existing organizational goals and challenges, identify sources of data to answer those questions, and design and implement a data analysis plan to answer the questions
  • Understand a range of data collection and analysis techniques and tools appropriate to organizational decision making and assessment, including data mining and visualizations
  • Effectively communicate the rationale, results, and analysis of a data project across different types of media
  • Articulate the value and limitations of data and analytics projects based on understanding of data quality, data availability, metadata functionality, and other data management issues


  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of interest (one-page essay)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission