Big Data Leadership Institute Certificate

Through the UTSA Executive Education Leadership Institute, participants develop and enhance core skills that are fundamental to organizational success. Our certificate programs provide professional development, practical experience, and tools to help participants improve organizational effectiveness.

Program Overview

Consider that on average, people send over 249 billion emails and complete over one billion online searches every day. Each email or online search creates a piece of data, which is collected and contributes to what is referred to as big data. The magnitude of big data is hard to comprehend, and organizations lag in both understanding the implications of big data for their company, and how to harness data to improve organizational performance.

Our Big Data track is built around nine core courses in leadership, strategy, and professional development. In addition to the core courses, three customized courses on big data are led by Wenbo Wu, Ph.D., a top instructor in this field.

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Program Details

This training will help you become data aware–expanding your knowledge and understanding of the properties of data, the strategies and common pitfalls in looking at data analytically, and the opportunities that can arise when considering data in new and novel ways.

  • Course Duration: 6 months, two Saturdays a month; core classes are three hours and capstone classes are four hours
  • Course Dates and Times:
    • Leadership Core: May 8, 22 and Jun. 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon
    • Strategy Core: Jun. 26, Jul. 10 and 24 from 9 a.m. to Noon
    • Professional Development Core: Aug. 14, 28 and Sep. 11 from 9 a.m. to Noon
    • Capstone Courses: Sep. 25, Oct. 9 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We offer a discounted rate to support and make training accessible to not-for-profit organizations and small businesses; group discounts are also available. Contact us at for discount codes. Payment plans are available upon request.

What is a Leadership Institute Certificate?

Offered through the Center for Professional Excellence in UTSA’s College of Business, a Leadership Institute Certificate is an opportunity to enhance your business acumen and knowledge of important and relevant professional topics. Taught by award-winning faculty from UTSA and seasoned experts, certificate participants can expect:

  • A balance of theory and applied-focus classes
  • Practical tools designed to specifically address big data issues and opportunities
  • A personal executive coaching experience
    • Four individual assessments
    • Private coaching sessions
    • Secure online platform with a personal coaching page
  • Four Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The cost of your certificate program includes:

  • Tuition
  • Course materials
  • Executive coaching experience (pricing based on selected experience)
  • Parking at UTSA for in-person sessions
  • Gourmet snacks and refreshments for in-person sessions

Prices range from 3499.00 to 6499.00 (price depends on options selected)