Professional Certificate Program in Data Science and Business Analytics

Strengthen your decision-making skills with a professional certificate from the US. Identify insights, improve your ability to make predictions, & make better data-driven business decisions.

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  • Online
  • 9 Months
  • Mar 30, 2022
    Start Date
  • 7 Assignments
    + 1 Capstone Project
  • Financing Options
  • Dec 20, 2021
    Last Date to Apply
  • Overview
  • Instructors
  • Syllabus
  • Benefits
  • Admission Process
  • Fees
  • Reviews
  • Refer & Earn
About the Program

Receive industry mentorship, dedicated career assistance, learn data science applications in real business problems, and much more.

Hands-on Capstone Projects

Choose your own sector for the project (Tech, E-commerce, BFSI, Retail, Healthcare to name a few).

Dedicated Career Assistance

Receive 1:1 feedback on career counselling sessions & attend GitHub, Kaggle, Resume building sessions.

Student Support

Student support available all days 24 hours via email or use the Call Back option on the platform to get a response within 2 working hours.

Program Overview

Key Highlights

  • 400+ Hours of Learning
  • 20+ Case Studies and Assignments
  • 100+ Hours of Live Sessions
  • Professional Certificate from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Graded Assessments Every Module
  • 10-12 Hours/Week of Learning
  • 1 Capstone Project from the Domain of Your Choice

Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects.

  • Top Skills You Will Learn
    Predictive Analytics using Python, Data Visualization, Inferential Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Machine Learning, Decision Tree Models, Market Basket Analysis, Framework to AI & Business Strategy
  • Job Opportunities
    Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Market Researcher, Operations Research Analysts, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence and Analytics Manager, Risk Analyst, Data Science Consultant, Product Analyst, Marketing Intelligence Analyst
  • Who Is This Program For
    The Maryland Data Science and Business Analytics Program (DSBA) is for anyone interested in learning the latest data tools, techniques, and industry case studies that enable and empower them to reach new heights in their careers. The University of Maryland DSBA program is designed for technical and non-technical professionals who are interested in leveraging data to draw insights and drive smarter decision-making for their organization.
  • Minimum Eligibility
    The program design and curriculum assume an undergraduate education. However, those without an undergraduate degree are welcome to apply. Those applying without an undergraduate degree will be subject to a 15-minute logic and critical thinking entrance assessment. No technical or coding knowledge is necessary.

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University of Maryland

On successful completion of the Program, you receive a verified certificate from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

  • - Showcase your certificate from a globally recognized university
  • - Get a chance to network with Maryland Smith's faculty, industry experts and peers during the course
  • - Gain demonstrable hands on skills in data science and business analytics
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Learn from Maryland Smith's leading Data Science faculty and industry leaders


Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions. 

  • Pre-Program Preparatory Content
    • Data Science Toolkit
      • 8 Weeks
    • Statistical Analysis & Visualisation
      • 12 Weeks
    • Machine Learning
      • 10 Weeks
    • Advanced Machine Learning
      • 10 Weeks
    • Capstone Project
      • 2 Weeks

      Industry Projects

      Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries

      • Engage in collaborative projects with student-mentor interaction
      • Benefit by learning in-person with expert mentors
      • Personalized subjective feedback from Maryland faculty on your project submissions
      • Deriving Business Insights and Storytelling
        Work from the top-down on a real business problem, breaking it down into a d...
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      • Regression
        Use all the skills learnt in statistics and regression to build a predictive...
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      • Classification
        Solve a real-industry problem using the classification and model selection t...
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      • Case studies are representative and subject to change based on faculty inputs
      The upGrad Advantage
      Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Data Science
      • Learning Support
        Industry Mentors
        • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
        • Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalized feedbacks on improvement
        Student Support
        • Available all days 24 hours.
        • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform.
      • Q&A Forum
        • Timely doubt resolution by peers and Teaching Assistants on the Q&A forum
        • Personalised feedback on assignments and case studies
        Expert Feedback
        • Personalized expert feedback on assignments and projects
        • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubts
      • Industry Networking
        • Online live sessions by experts on various industry topics
        • One-on-one discussion and feedback sessions with industry mentors
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      Admission Process

      There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

      Program Fee
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        How You Benefit From This Program
        • Earn a Professional Certificate without leaving your job
        • Cutting edge curriculum delivered by world class instructors
        • Accelerate and Transition your career by unlocking the power of data
        • Hands-on capstone projects that deepen your understanding

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