Data Analytics and Insights in Animal Health graduate certificate comes to K-State Olathe

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | Written by Beth Jones


OLATHE — New this fall, Kansas State University Olathe is offering a first of its kind graduate certificate for students wanting to pursue a career in animal health data and technologies.

Data Analytics and Insights in Animal Health is a 15-credit hour graduate certificate designed to provide animal health professionals with the skills and tools they need to approach consumer problems, navigate product challenges and develop new solutions in an interdisciplinary manner through the power of data.

“Skill in data analytics is a critical need for the growing animal health industry," said Doug Shane, Ph.D., D.V.M. “The Data Analytics and Insights in Animal Health Graduate Certificate is based on industry input and exclusively tailored to the animal health industry.”

One of the challenges employers face is finding talent with both strong animal health and analytics domain knowledge, which is where this graduate certificate comes into play, Shane said. The growing use of data analytics and artificial intelligence in the $30 billion animal health industry has increased the demand for employees skilled in both data analytics and animal health. Employees with these specialized skills are an incredible asset because they can use data to provide insight about developing a new animal health technology or trying to better understand customers through commercial data.

This graduate certificate is ideal for anyone who wants to:

  • Strategically use data analytics methods for business and product development applications in animal health.
  • Establish working knowledge of relevant animal health data sources and how to leverage those data to drive insight and action.
  • Establish product development pipelines and continuous discovery techniques using both research and market insights as drivers for animal health innovation.

To learn more about this graduate certificate and how it can elevate your career, visit our website.

This program is supported with funding provided by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle.