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Graduate Certificate (Big Data Analytics)

 1 year
 full time
 on campus

$ 13,740 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Georgian’s Graduate Certificate in Big Data Analytics program is offered for a duration of 2 semesters.
  • This program is available on the basis of  Full time (1 year) and Part-time (2 years).
  • This program provides students with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and applied skills.
  • Students learn the mix of technical, business and communications skills.
  • The average Accommodations(On-campus) need to pay 7,200 USD or (Off-campus) varies between 4,500 USD - 6,300 USD (meals not included).
  • The main concepts of the program are:
    • Data Manipulation Techniques 
    • Information Encoding Standards 
    • Data Systems Architecture 
    • Business Processes and Modelling 
    • Data Programming 
    • Mathematics for Data Analytics 
    • Data Visualization 

  • The Employment rate of  Georgian College is 89.7%.
  • The average salary after completing this course is 52,000 USD.
  • Students will learn from professors who have real-world experience and are active in the industry.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 13,740 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements:

  • Students must hold a post-secondary diploma, degree or equivalent. 
  • It is recommended that applicants have a specialty in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business.
  • Students are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture).
  • International students with no formal education in English need to take an English Language proficiency test (IELTS/TOEFL).

Required Document List

Following documents are required to attend this program:

  • Transcripts: Secondary or high school transcripts with proof of graduation, subjects taken, and grades received.
  • Resume: Resume outlining work/volunteer/internship experiences.
  • Letter of intent: Letter of intent stating the reason for applying.
  • ELP Scores: English Langauge Proficiency test certificate.

Application Deadline

May 01

Oct 01

Mar 01

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fee$13740

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 7,200
Food$ 3,600

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study


  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign students to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, with an additional 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity i.e. a valid passport or travel document.
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.
    • Immigration Medical Examination (IME).

Work Study

  • The International student can work as in Canada if their mode of study is full-time, they’re allowed to work on- or off-campus.
  • A SIN is a 9 digit number that the Government of Canada gives the students. They need one to work in Canada.
  • International students can work up to 20 hours per week during their studies and 40 hours per week during vacation.
  • They can earn approximately CAD 8 - CAD 10 per hour as a part-time. Students can work full time off campus during co-op terms and can earn approximately CAD 10 - CAD 15 per hour.

Career and Placement after Course

  • Graduates of this program are able to collect, organize and correlate data for a wide range of industries including government, applied research, human resources, health care, and sales and marketing.
  • Leveraging prior background, skills, and experience, students may be employed in roles such as Data Analyst, Data Visualization Developer, Business Intelligence (BI) Specialist, Analytics Specialist, BI Solutions Architect or Business Analytic Specialist.

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