Data Analytics for Defense Management

Certificate #194

Starts: Spring

Program Area: Defense Systems Management

POC: Program Support

Modality: Distance Learning


This program empowers defense managers with basic tools to use data in decision making and an understanding of how data creates value in defense organizations.

The program builds basic data literacy for defense managers, enabling them to do basic descriptive and prescriptive analytics with available tools and to better manage data-intensive projects and processes. Students learn how to identify and collect data that is informative for a given managerial context. The four courses take students from no prior data science background through understanding the terminology and concepts underlying complex data bases and algorithms in machine learning.  They study specific applications in areas such as manpower, budgeting and logistics. Mathematical literacy is a requirement for entry, but no prior probability, statistics, use of statistical software or programming is required.

Courses Required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1 MN3911
Quarter 2 MN4912
Quarter 3 MN4913
Quarter 4 MN4914

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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