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Greenwood Village, Colo. (August 7, 2018) – Students at Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) can earn a powerful joint certificate, verifying their skills in the high-demand field of data analytics. CSU Global and SAS are collaborating on the Applied Data Analytics certificate, which will be available to students who complete a series of four graduate-level data analytics courses.

“SAS skills can open many doors in the workforce,” said Jerry Oglesby, senior director, Global Academic Programs, SAS Eduction. “The CSU Global Applied Data Analytics certificate sends a strong signal to employers that the holder can use data to transform an organization.”

SAS customers span more than 83,000 business, government and university sites, including 96 of the top 100 companies on the 2017 Fortune Global 500®. With a market that deep, a SAS certificate can foster many opportunities across industries.

Through this partnership, CSU Global furthers its ability to provide students career-relevant educational opportunities with a quantifiable return on education. Not only are students able to learn software that is used in the field today, but by earning this joint certificate, they are also now able to demonstrate their excellence in these technologies to future employers.

Students are eligible to earn this joint certificate after completing the following four graduate courses at CSU Global: Foundations of Data Analytics (MIS500), Data Mining and Visualization (MIS510), Predictive Analytics (MIS530), and Introduction to Business Intelligence (MIS540). These courses are all included in the university’s online Master of Science in Data Analytics, allowing students to earn an industry-recognized certificate, while still working toward their master’s degree, that will open up future career advancement opportunities in the high-demand area of data analytics and business intelligence.

“The SAS Joint Certificate Program and credential in Applied Data Analytics recognize the demonstration of the core analytics knowledge and technological skills that our courses provide to students,” said Dr. Lisa Bryan, CSU Global’s Data Analytics program chair. “Students, by earning this industry-recognized certificate, will show potential employers that their knowledge of analytics goes well beyond theory to application. The certificate recognizes their knowledge of the application of SAS, R, Python, Tableau, and other analytic tools.”

The SAS Joint Certificate program was created to help meet today’s growing demand for data analytics professionals. The courses required to become certified have been reviewed and approved by SAS. Visit call 800-462-7845 to learn more about CSU Global’s Master of Data Analytics program.


Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) offers career-relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land-grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSUGlobal sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty, who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU Global offers a streamlined enrollment process with accelerated eight-week courses that start every four weeks. Visit or call 1-800-462-7845 for more information. 


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