What skills will I gain from taking courses?

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The Data Collection and Management Certificate is intended for college graduates who want to enhance their ability to market themselves to employers by demonstrating their ability to:

  • conduct surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • collect and analyze data
  • prepare reports
  • lead projects
  • present information to others graphically
  • use data collection and management software such as SPSS and Qualtrics

Current labor trends show that these skills are in greatest demand in Market Research, Survey Research, Sales, Management Analysis, Human Resources, Operations Research, and Policy Evaluation and Analysis.  In addition to the specialized skills above, this certificate program will also emphasize the baseline skills that employers in these fields are looking for, such as:

  • communication
  • organization
  • writing
  • Microsoft Excel
  • leadership
  • management
  • project management
  • research