Certificate in Data Management

Offered by:  School of Information Management


Sandra Toze
Suite 4010, Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave


The Data Management Certificate will recognize the particular knowledge, behaviours, skills, competencies and attitudes essential to working with data in a range of contexts, and using a variety of tools. The goal of the certificate is to provide students with the foundations of data management, as they relate to a number of different context, types of data, as well as expose students to modern data analysis and visualization tools. Skills related to data, including data literacy and management have become core to knowledge work, and this Certificate allows student to demonstrate their fluency with data.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

MI certificates are limited to students enrolled in the Master of Information (MI) program at Dalhousie University. Each of our certificates requires completion of three Elective Courses (9 Credits). During their degree, MI students can choose to complete up to two Certificates. If an elective course is included in one Certificate, it cannot be counted towards another. The electives within the Certificates will count toward both the Certificate and the Degree.

Certificate Requirements:

In order to satisfy the requirements of this certificate, student must complete 3 of the following 4 courses:

  • INFO 6270.03 Introduction to Data Science
  • INFO 6513.03 Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • INFO 6681.03 Geospatial Information Management
  • INFO 6290.03 Managing Research Data

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program. Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.