Learn from a dynamic curriculum that is regularly updated to reflect emerging trends and technologies
Develop critical, in-demand skills in machine learning, computer programming, and big data analytics
Why earn your online big data certificate?
The data available is no longer just measured in megabytes or gigabytes. According to IDC, worldwide data is projected to grow to as much as 175 zettabytes — 175 trillion gigabytes — by 2025. That’s up from 33 zettabytes in 2018.
With your online certificate in big data, you can build the skills to mine this data to help your organization maximize operations. Regardless of your career field, big data experts are in demand, so you can thrive almost anywhere.
At Maryville, we designed our big data certificate program to be accessible, dynamic, and quick. In only five courses, you can begin to build a graduate-level understanding of issues, techniques, and opportunities in big data. That means your post-bachelor’s certificate can help prepare you to thrive in this field in less than half the time as earning a master’s degree.
Dynamic, affordable, and highly streamlined.
Get personalized support. Benefit from a dedicated student support team who can assist you from application through graduation.
Learn from a streamlined curriculum. Study the most important topics in big data and earn your certificate in only five courses.
Prepare for further credentials. Complete coursework that you can apply toward a master’s degree in data science, or earn a future professional certificate in machine learning with just 3 additional courses.
Gain real-world experience. Learn from a practical, experiential program that helps you build skills you can apply in your career immediately.
Learn from leaders in data science. Engage with dedicated faculty and industry experts.
Study on your schedule. Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.
What can you do with your online big data certificate?
Big data is big business, and that means organizations are willing to pay top dollar for top talent. When you earn your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Big Data, you can gain a graduate-level understanding of how to analyze and utilize data to increase efficiency and optimize operations.
Your post-bachelor’s certificate can enhance your skills in high-demand, high-growth areas like machine learning, computer programming, text mining, deep learning, and big data analytics. You can also benefit from flexible curriculum choices to maximize your educational experience.
Wherever you want to go in your career, we can help you become the data science authority your organization needs to lead on the digital frontier.
What types of careers can I pursue?
Businesses and organizations of all types use data analytics, meaning you can use your big data certificate to pursue a career in nearly any industry or setting. Want to work in the nonprofit sector? Your understanding of big data can help you determine the best targets for soliciting donations or the best use of resources to maximize reach. Want to work for a tech startup? Big data can help determine likely users and clients, so you can focus on their needs and improve their user experience.
Data can give insights into advertisement effectiveness, customer preference and opinion, client acquisition and retention, and operational efficiency. All it takes is a qualified expert to help analyze and interpret it. That could be you.
Put your big data certificate to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Advertising and communication agencies
- Banks and credit unions
- Financial services firms
- Higher Education
- Hospitals and clinics
- Insurance companies
- Local, state, and government offices
- Manufacturing plants
- Marketing firms
- Nonprofit organizations
- Supply chain operations
- Travel agencies
- Tech startups
Career opportunities in big data include:
- Big Data Analyst
- Big Data Scientist
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Database Architect
- Data Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Data Mining Analyst
Where can your big data certificate take you?
Pursue high-salary careers
Businesses and organizations are increasingly recognizing the benefits of including big data in their operation. That means they’ll need qualified experts to help them take advantage of the opportunities to be discovered in data. While salaries vary based on factors like experience, location, and education, your big data certificate can help you can qualify for high-paying jobs like data scientist ($92,445*), database architect ($113,356**), database administrator ($74,274**), business intelligence analyst ($68,866**), and operations research analyst ($84,810*).
*Salary data based on information compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Salary data based on self-reported data compiled by PayScale.com
Find a career in a growing field
Computer and information technology careers in the United States are projected to grow by 11% from 2019 to 2029, nearly three times the average of all occupations.* In addition, the worldwide big data market is projected to grow by double digits until at least 2022, when it will be worth some $274 billion.** In the United States, high growth is expected in careers like business intelligence analyst (7-10% projected growth over the time period†), database administrator (7-10%†), database architect (7-10%†), and operations research analyst (25%*).
*Growth data based on projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
**Based on industry projections by IDC.
†Based on projections for 2018-2028 compiled by O*Net Online.
Be part of the big data revolution
Did you know bad or faulty data costs businesses around the world nearly $3.1 trillion per year?* There’s a huge financial incentive for businesses to invest in big data to gain back some of that lost revenue. With your online post-bachelor’s certificate in big data, you can position yourself as a leader to help eliminate waste and discover new opportunities based on empirical, data-focused information.
*Harvard Business Review
Why choose Maryville Online’s post-bachelor’s big data certificate?
Build a dynamic education
Our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Big Data is unique in its focus on experiential, real-world learning and flexible curriculum structure that accommodates your current knowledge to make sure you get the most benefit. With project-based courses informed by actual issues in modern data science, you can employ the skills and info you learn in your big data certificate program to your career in real time.
Maximize your education investment
When you earn your post-bachelor’s certificate from Maryville, you can apply coursework toward a future professional certificate in machine learning (up to 6 credits) or your master’s degree in data science from Maryville Online (up to 15 credits). That means once you earn your certificate, you’re already well on the way toward completing your master’s degree.
Learn more about the online big data certificate at Maryville University.