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HACE Partnership

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) members are now being offered two graduate certificate programs at a discounted rate at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Our data and technology certificates are perfect for professionals looking to transition into a STEM career or wish to take their careers to the next level. These initial stackable offerings are an efficient way to catapult yourself into the tech field of your choice while earning credits towards a Master’s Degree.

As an Illinois Tech graduate student you will become part of a legacy of scholars who are committed to excellence in study and research. You will experience personalized faculty mentorship, hands-on learning opportunities, and access to the resources that comes along with studying in of the global city of Chicago—all of which help to shape a one-of-a-kind graduate education.

20% Tuition Discount!

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Data Analytics (Certificate)

Discover how to find patterns in large amounts of data through the Certificate in Data Analytics program. Intelligent analysis of data is a critical part of supporting numerous business applications and making significant business decisions. Students in the program will learn fundamental principles of data science – how to represent, analyze, and interpret data to improve decision making, as well as how to build the software systems that support these processes.

9 credit hours
3 courses

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Cybersecurity Management (Certificate)

The Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in the management of cybersecurity and information security. Students will learn to oversee and manage information security; about security awareness; about training, policy, and procedures; and to allocate strategic sources such as personnel, infrastructure, requirements, policy enforcement, emergency planning, among others.

12 credit hours
4 courses

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Accelerated Business Administration

Accelerated Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Accelerated M.B.A. program at Stuart School of Business is the first program to be offered in Chicago with a strong focus on teaching business innovation. Through rigorous academics and hands-on learning, the program prepares busy mid-career professionals for management positions, especially in organizations where technology is a key source of competitiveness.

Receive a $12,000 reduction in tuition, approximately 24 percent of the total tuition cost

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“The HACE partnership gives Illinois Tech an opportunity to reach a broader Hispanic community, advancing Illinois Tech’s founding principle of educating students from all backgrounds to meet the needs of a changing technological society.”

–Lance Fortnow, Dean of the College of Science at Illinois Tech

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“Nearly every field and industry today relies deeply on computer science and technology. This partnership will significantly broaden the reach of our rigorous and relevant computer science education, enabling diverse individuals and organizations to integrate computer science expertise into their work.”

–Shlomo Argamon, Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Tech

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“Illinois Tech aspires to be the ‘go-to’ university in the greater Chicago area for technology, IT, and computing education, and we are delighted to announce our new partnership with HACE to provide professionals with state-of-the-art education in these areas.”

–Peter Kilpatrick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Illinois Tech

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“The future of work will increasingly rely on training that upskill current employees and build the future pipeline of talent in technology. This innovative partnership with Illinois Tech aligns with HACE’s mission, specifically supporting the workforce talent needs and providing Latino professionals the access to these types of training.”

–Patricia Mota, HACE President & CEO