The courses in this certificate focus on teaching students statistical analysis and the use of mathematical models to solve a variety of problems. The courses are structured to discuss theory, process, and application. The primary emphasis is application, as the objectives of the courses are to provide students with skills to model problems, determine a quantitative solution, and perform sensitivity analysis. Theory and process are also studied so students learn how the models work by understanding the underlying theory associated with a particular model. Understanding of theory also enforces skills to conduct sensitivity analyses and helps answer any “what if?” questions. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to formulate mathematical models and solve quantitative problems.
Any students interested in decision sciences or advanced mathematical modeling and analysis should consider pursuing this certification.