Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics


The Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in computing field to advance their knowledge in the field of Data Management and Analytics, especially the technologies and systems supporting large scale business data processing. Prior knowledge in system development, database systems, and web development are required. Students who don’t have the required knowledge will be required to take the following IT foundation courses: IT 5413, IT 5433, and IT 5443. Currently enrolled MSIT students can use all certificate courses toward MSIT electives.
Students graduating with this program will develop a solid foundation in theories and applications of enterprise data management and analytics, as well as gain hands-on experience with the technologies and systems commonly used in industry.


This program accepts applications in Fall, Spring and Summer; the deadlines are:

Fall July 1; Spring November 1; Summer April 1.

See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.


  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Resume - (Can be uploaded into the online application)


Program Director: Dr. Lei Li
Program Office: 470-578-3915; and 
Program Website: