The Institute for Professional Development

Data Science for Business

DePaul University's Data Science for Business Program covers data science and Big Data principles and techniques. The program provides a broad overview of many concepts, techniques, and algorithms in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), data analysis, R language, Recommender systems, cloud computing, and data visualization for the business.

The program is suitable for IT professionals and business decision-makers who will be working with data scientists, managing data science-oriented projects, or investing in data science ventures. Experience with Windows and business software applications is assumed. Programming and a background in statistics is helpful, but not required. In addition, students are required to bring their own laptop computers to class.

View the program's details and curriculum.


Data Science Faculty

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are credit-bearing courses of DePaul. Individuals who enroll in the programs become non-degree-seeking students of the university, and enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities afforded to such students.​​


Certificate programs are offered on the university's quarterly schedule, with a new session beginning each fall, winter and spring. Classes are offered on evenings and weekends and can be taken on-campus or online.

Course Credit

The Data Science for Business Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).
Course #: IPD 346; 4 credit hours

The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements.