Big Data Program Curriculum

Student participation in Big Data class

The Big Data Certificate Program meets the same high academic standards of San Francisco State University graduate programs, with a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare you to manage using data and analytics. Roll up your sleeves to solve real-world challenges and use practices developed by top companies.

 


MODULE 1

Foundation of
​Learning Big Data

Learn why Big Data is critical from a competitive standpoint in today’s economy. Focus on what to sell the C-Suite to gain support for a solution implementation strategy. ​

 

MODULE 2

Big Data
Infrastructure Options

Big Data solutions start with a well-constructed architecture for building an infrastructure with options, either an on premise, hosted, or cloud-based strategy, focusing on 5 five key components.

 

MODULE 3

Data Analytics,
Platforms, Tools

Analyze the structured and unstructured data that produces business value. Learn how to analyze data, what models are leveraged and what commercial solutions are available to leverage.

 

MODULE 4

Big Data
​Security

Analysts estimate data breaches will cost companies on average more than $150M per breach. Protecting your data and preventing data breaches is critical for corporate survival.

 

MODULE 5

Resource
Selection​

Having a plan to implement the best infrastructure, analysis strategy and security is nothing without having the right team of resources to perform the critical tasks for sound operations.

 

MODULE 6

Machine Learning &
​Artificial Intelligence

Organizations are developing predictive analytical models using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Language. Learn to analyze data faster and leverage the data for a decision support system. ​

 

MODULE 7

Managing a
​Global Operation

Executives are bombarded with data revealing challenges and opportunities regarding all aspects of their operations. Learn how businesses are using ERP, CRM and other operational systems.

 

MODULE 8

Mobilizing the
C-Suite

Communicate persuasively and convince the C-Suite the value proposition of a well-structured Big Data solution. Learn to leverage everything from the program to develop a Big Data solution proposal.

 

Capstone Project

Your Professional
Big Data Portfolio

At the end of this program, combine all of your cumulative learning in a unique Capstone Project. You’ll leave with a value proposition to present to the C-Suite at your organization.

 

 


Location

San Francisco Location, California
Online or on-site at your location

Contact

Lisa Doering
ldoering@sfsu.edu
(415) 343-0264