Data Science Certificate Program Launches | Judson University Christian College

Decision Support Sciences and Judson University to Launch Certificate Programs in Applied Data Science in May 2020

(Elgin, IL UPDATED Jan. 15, 2020) Judson University along with Decision Support Sciences, a data science consultancy in Chicago, announce today the launch of seven, distinct two week-long certificate programs in applied data science at Judson University in May 2020.

“There are several unique features of both the two-week certificate programs in addition to our existing, comprehensive 15-week long certification,” explained Dr. James Libby, the CEO of Decision Support Sciences. “Both tracks focus on applied data science, and both are bootcamp-style programs that use machine and deep learning to solve real world business problems. The two-week certificates address distinctly different mission-critical enterprise challenges such as innovation and positioning, predictive analytics (prospecting, growth and retention), new product design/expansion, market segmentation, and customer satisfaction, just to name a few.”

Libby explained that all the certificate programs use real-world data from six industries and are taught in “learning pods,” where practitioners learn the full data science cycle while focusing, on a “path” of their choosing - a business path, a mathematics path, and a coding path. All certificate offerings also include hands-on experience in the emerging science of decision support which links machine learning outcomes to real-world strategies and tactics in the enterprise.

“Our partnership with Decision Support Sciences underscores Judson’s ongoing commitment to cutting edge learning in our adult and corporate education programs,” states Dr. Gene Crume, president of Judson University. “The data science certificate programs along the 17 other professional exam preparation certificates in project, quality, human services and six-sigma demonstrate Judson’s commitment to adult learning as well the the emerging need for flexible, right-sized corporate learning.”

For more information on all the data science certificate programs, visit All data science certificate programs will be offered onsite at the Elgin campus of Judson University and at selected corporate sites throughout the Chicago area, as demand warrants.

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