Program Overview

Data Science and Strategic Analytics Professional Development Certificate (Delhi, India)

The quantum of data seen in all of civilization’s history doubled in the last five years. While the primary reasons for the exponential increase are easier data capture, cheaper data storage and improved computing power, it is the human element of ‘making sense’ of the data that has become the biggest challenge in recent years.


The Data Science and Strategic Analytics Program aims to train students for a successful career in business analytics, across a range of functions. The hands-on program ensures end-to-end, application-oriented learning and execution of concepts essential in the industry.


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*Note: this program is based in India. To learn more about our Chicago-based Predictive Business Analytics program, please click here.

Curriculum

This certificate program, offered through a partnership between the Bridge School of Management and Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, aims to train students for a successful career in business analytics, across a range of functions. The program covers all the basics of analytics, and also provides domain-specific, application-oriented training. It is suitable for fresh undergraduates in any discipline or career changers who have little prior statistics, analytics experience, but who are comfortable working with numbers.

This program is intended for people who are working in domains like marketing and want to do more marketing analytics (up-skill) or get a job in marketing analytics, working in finance and accounting (F&A) in KPOs or consulting firms, but aspires to move into descriptive or diagnostic or even entry level predictive modeling work. The program will be of great benefit to students who wish to distinguish themselves across a broad range of employment opportunities.

Program Goals

The Data Science and Strategic Analytics Program aims to train students for a successful career in business analytics, across a range of functions. The hands-on program ensures end-to-end, application-oriented learning and execution of concepts essential in the industry.


The student will learn analytical models and methods and tools to get a job in descriptive or diagnostics analytics, across sectors.   He/She will also be able to do introductory predictive models for various domains from day one.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a Certificate in Data Science and Strategic Analytics

Students must complete four (4) core courses:

  • Database Systems and Technologies (10 wks)
  • Introduction to Data Analytics and R (10 wks)
  • Applied Analytics for Business (8 wks)
  • Data Visualization and Communication (10 wks)

Courses are delivered online with supplemental on-ground, face-to-face weekly sessions. The online content is taught by Northwestern University faculty and includes lecture videos, discussion boards, multimedia exercises, reading and problem-solving activities. The on-ground, face-to-face weekly sessions are facilitated by Bridge faculty and include supplemental lectures, discussions, in-class activities, and designated time to work on group projects.

Educational Partner: Bridge School of Management

Bridge School of ManagementNorthwestern University School of Professional Studies is proud to partner with the Bridge School of Management. The Bridge School of Management addresses India’s "education-employment mismatch" by equipping working professionals with skills and practical knowledge of real business value for a global workplace.

Learning Center Locations in Delhi

Gurgaon Center
1st Floor, Tower B
Infinity Towers, DLF Cyber City
Gurgaon - 122001

Noida Center
B-1, Sector 2,Near Sec 15 Metro Station
Noida - 201301

Core Courses:

  • PRED_BUS 200-DL Foundations in Statistics
  • PRED_BUS 201-DL Intro to Business Analytics
  • PRED_BUS 202-DL Modeling Methods
  • PRED_BUS 203-DL Advanced Modeling Methods
  • PRED_BUS 204-DL Analytics Communication & Mgmt

Elective Courses:

  • PRED_BUS 302-DL Marketing Analytics
  • PRED_BUS 303-DL Risk Analytics