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Game Analytics, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics offers students an opportunity to obtain the ability to analyze vast amounts of data, which has become critical as big data has rapidly become a competitive space across multiple industries from games to healthcare, urban planning, and social media.

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The Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics offers students an opportunity to obtain the ability to analyze vast amounts of data, which has become critical as big data has rapidly become a competitive space across multiple industries from games to healthcare, urban planning, and social media.

In the game industry, data-driven techniques for analyzing game data have become a strategic necessity. The game development process has shifted from “design, develop, release” to “design, develop, release, and continuously fine-tune based on analytics.” All free-to-play games on mobile, tablets, touch devices, and web-delivered platforms use analytics to develop strategies for monetization and assessment.

As game companies have realized the importance of data analytics in the process of design and production, they have dramatically increased the demand for qualified game analysts. Northeastern’s unique Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics is a one-year, 20-semester-hour program developed to meet this need.

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Interests of Game Analytics, Graduate Certificate Students

  • data
  • Engagement
  • Games
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • play
  • Player Experience
  • technology
  • User Experience

Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Systems thinking
    • teamwork
    • entrepreneurial
    • analytical skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • User researcher
    • Independent game developer
    • Game Developer
    • Game Artist
    • Game Designer
    • Game Producer
    • Game Analyst

Game Analytics, Graduate Certificate Requirements

The program consists of 20 total credit hours.

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Ed Andrews

Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair

e.andrews@northeastern.edu
617-373-4081

Administrators:

Cathy Bright

Graduate Enrollment Manager

c.bright@northeastern.edu
617-373-2566

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