SPSS Inc. Announces New Global University Certificate Program

SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS), the leading global provider of Predictive Analytics software and solutions, today announced the SPSS University Statistics Certificate Program that enhances curriculum and prepares students for successful careers using statistical analysis. Designed for any college or university worldwide, the new certificate program adds value to statistics, mathematics, psychology, business, sociology or criminology courses with proficiency in SPSS Statistics software.  The SPSS University Certificate Program was created specifically to help higher education institutions give students an edge in today’s increasingly competitive employment markets and graduate school admissions.

According to recent research from Accenture1, 36 percent of business executives surveyed said their organisation “faces a shortage of analytical talent.”  With this certificate program, SPSS has created a body of statistical knowledge that can be leveraged by higher education institutions to close this gap and prepare students for successful careers as analysts proficient in SPSS Statistics software.

SPSS Statistics is the leading software suite used by commercial, government and academic organisations to solve business and research problems.  It remains the choice of academia worldwide and serves as the fundamental technology component of SPSS Predictive Analytics.

Jing Shyr, chief statistician at SPSS Inc., said, “Knowledge of SPSS Statistics software can be a considerable asset to graduates, and a certificate verifying a student’s proficiency serves as a significant differentiator for those vying for positions in today’s job market.  SPSS Statistics software is what students-turned-professionals use to drive the widespread use of data in decision making.”

Any higher education institution can offer the certificate program.  The knowledge created by SPSS supports curriculum in required or elective courses, including hypothesis tests, regression and correlation, fundamental distributions, and graphical displays and reporting of results of standard statistical analysis procedures.

There is no cost for any college or university to participate in the SPSS University Certificate Program.  To sign up, or for more information, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SPSS Predictive Analytics in Higher Education
SPSS Predictive Analytics data and text mining, data collection and statistics software is also used by leading institutions to manage student enrollment, evaluate programs and curricula, improve graduation and retention rates, develop productive alumni outreach programs, and analyze the effectiveness of web content. By using data to guide strategy, institutions can generate more value for students and receive a higher return on information, meet objectives and achieve goals.

About SPSS Inc.
SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS) is a leading global provider of Predictive Analytics software and solutions. The company’s Predictive Analytics technology improves business processes by giving organisations forward visibility for decisions made every day. By incorporating Predictive Analytics into their daily operations, organisations become Predictive Enterprises – able to direct and automate decisions to meet business goals and achieve a measurable competitive advantage. More than 250,000 public sector, academic and commercial customers rely on SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs and detect and prevent fraud. Founded in 1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.spss.com.

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