Frequently Asked QuestionsPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/dataanalytics/faq.html
The Capstone course needs to be taken either with or after Critical Data Thinking & Storytelling and Data Visualization & Design courses.
The answer to this question varies, but most past students say for every hour in class they spent 1.5-3 hours outside of class completing reading, exercises, and watching videos.
There are three (3) courses. All courses can be taken in a single semester at night. Anticipate that it will take 20+ hours per week between in class and out of class if taking all three courses. Alternatively, students can divide courses into 2 or 3 semesters. Our belief is that students that take one class per semester for three semesters get the most overall value out of certification.
The program utilizes three books that in total all three cost less than $100, and students are asked to purchase in the format they prefer. The rest of articles, videos, and podcasts utilized are free of charge to access. Each student is expected to have access to a computer and Internet.
Each course is graded on a pass/fail basis where students are asked to complete a variety of assignments to ensure a good level of course understanding. Students are given feedback on each assignment.
A complete, computerized transcript of each professional development activity attended at Minnesota State University, Mankato is maintained for those individuals completing a program. Individuals can request a transcript by sending an email to the Center for Talent Development. There is no charge to students for this service.
Yes. Companies with four (4) or more students in a class or in a program at the same time are eligible for a 10% corporate discount off per class. To get this discount, please contact the Center for Talent Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-389-1094.
Notification must be received five (5) business days prior to the first class date for a refund to be processed. Notifications will be accepted using telephone, U.S. Mail, fax, e-mail, or hand delivery to the Center for Talent Development.