Certificate in Data-Driven Decision Making

Certificate in Data-Driven Decision Making

Online Format

Improve your data literacy and decision-making skills within organizations and all economic sectors.

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Georgetown’s Certificate in Data-Driven Decision Making explores how knowledge workers can use data to inform enterprise activities. You will develop a conceptual understanding of data analysis techniques and apply lessons learned during hands-on activities. Learners will also explore the role that culture, ethics, and environment play in data-driven decision making, reinforcing the need for data acumen across functional areas and business units.

This certificate provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how data-driven thinking can be used to build long-term organizational success and guide strategic decisions in every functional role. You will learn how to properly communicate data requests and overcome challenges posed by inherent assumptions and risks. The ethical implications of making data-driven decisions will be explored.

  • Ideal for

    Data-driven professionals

  • Semester of Entry

    Spring, summer, & fall

  • Duration

    4 weeks

  • Format


  • Schedule

    One-hour Zoom session weekly

  • Tuition


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify data and its impact on personal and business activities
  • Interpret charts and identify misuses
  • Make informed decisions using data
  • Perform interactive analysis using simulated business data
  • Formulate a data request to inform specific decisions
  • Promote honest assessment of data analysis
  • Question assumptions when making decisions
  • Assess risk when making decisions
  • Discuss the ethical implications of the interpretation of data