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Certificate in Enterprise Optimization

The certificate program prepares students to tap the power of modern enterprise-level data to optimize quality, reduce risk, and create economic value for an organization. Our initial concentration area will be project management.

Delivery Method

Fully online through 8-week sessions. Weekly synchronous sessions are available but not required.

Admission Requirements

Go to https://www.elmhurst.edu/admission/graduate-students/how-to-apply and follow the instructions for non-degree students:


  • Application

  • Resume

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended. Request that your official undergraduate (and graduate) transcripts be sent to Elmhurst College.


If you wish to complete the additional five courses to earn the M.S. in Data Science, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master's degree program.

Transfer Policy

Transfer credit is determined by and at the sole discretion of the program director.

Special Characteristics

Students who complete the five courses for credit will receive the graduate certificate in enterprise optimization, or they may complete an additional five courses to earn a master's degree in data science.

Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.