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Program Overview

Want to understand the complexities of “Big Data” and how it can make a difference in your organization? As an aspiring leader in your organization, learn the definition of big data, discover the tools you need to understand and leverage large data sources, and find ways to unlock the power of big data to improve the performance of your organization.

Consider that on average, people send over 249 billion emails and complete over one billion online searches every day. Each email or online search creates a piece of data, which is collected and contributes to what is referred to as big data. The magnitude of big data is hard to comprehend, and organizations lag in both understanding the implications of big data for their company, and how to harness data to improve organizational performance.

Our Big Data track is built around nine core courses in leadershipstrategy, and professional development. In addition to the core courses, three customized courses on big data are led by Max Kilger, Ph.D., a renowned facilitator and instructor in this field.

Max Kilger SXSW

Max Kilger, Ph.D.

Kilger has extensive experience teaching and researching in the areas of big data, new research methodologies, relationship of people to digital technology, cybersecurity, social structure of the hacking community, and cyberterrorism. He has written and co-authored research articles and book chapters in the areas of influence in decision-making, the interaction of people with technology, motivations of malicious online actors, understanding the changing social structure of the computer hacking community and the nature of emerging cyberthreats. Kilger is a frequent national and international speaker to law enforcement, the intelligence community and military commands, as well as information security forums, and he is a founding and former board member of the Honeynet Project–a not-for-profit international information security organization that serves the public good.

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Program Dates

2019

  • Thursday, Sept. 12 (kick-off)
  • Thursday, Oct. 3
  • Thursday, Nov. 7
  • Thursday, Dec. 5

2020

  • Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Thursday, Feb. 6
  • Thursday, March 5
  • Thursday, April 2

  • Thursday, May 7
  • Thursday, June 4
  • Thursday, July 2
  • Thursday, Aug. 6
  • Thursday, Sep. 3
Program Details

This training will help you become data aware – expanding your knowledge and understanding of the properties of data, the strategies and common pitfalls in looking at data analytically, and the opportunities that can arise when considering data in new and novel ways.

Duration: 12 months, one 3.5-hour course every month from 4-7:30 p.m.

Method of Delivery: In person

Location: College of Business, Business Building (BB) 1.01.20, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

Cost: $5,999 – $8,999 For-Profit | $5,499 – $8,499 Not-for-Profit (based on the selected executive coaching experience). Contact execed@utsa.edu for not-for-profit or group discount codes.

Certificate Cost Includes:

Payment plans are available upon request.

We offer a discounted rate to support and make training accessible to not-for-profit organizations and small businesses; group discounts are also available. Contact us at execed@utsa.edu for more information.

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What is a Leadership Institute Certificate?

Offered through the Center for Professional Excellence in UTSA’s College of Business, a Leadership Institute Certificate is an opportunity to enhance your business acumen and knowledge of important and relevant professional topics. Taught by award-winning faculty from UTSA and seasoned experts, certificate participants can expect:

  • A balance of theory and applied-focus classes
  • Practical tools designed to specifically address big data issues and opportunities
  • A personal executive coaching experience
    • Four individual assessments
    • Private coaching sessions
    • Secure online platform with a personal coaching page
  • Four Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Digital Badge
Benefits of Executive Coaching

As a fundamental part of the Leadership Institute Certificate, executive coaching will help you realize your professional potential. Whatever your goal is in pursuing executive education, your coaching experience is the one-on-one component that will help you turn your goal into measurable outcomes.

Our coaching model uses a three-step process of self-discovery, self-evaluation and self-motivation. In addition to assessments and one-on-one sessions, our coaches use an evidence-based approach. This means that their recommendations come from a rich body of literature, which is backed by psychological research.

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