Business Analytics Certificate

The field of business analytics has been growing over the last few years as companies seek graduates who can analyze data to make informed data-driven business decisions.

Our STEM-designated graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who may not be interested in our full master’s degree due to time or cost constraints, but rather in a micro-credentialing certificate to advance their knowledge in a particular field. This graduate certificate in business analytics may also serve as a stepping stone to those who opt to further their skills as completing this coursework can count to either the MBA specialization in business analytics or the MS program in business analytics.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all schools attended are necessary to apply

Additional Requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Personal Statement
  • Professional Résumé

Students without business knowledge in statistics, management science, and information systems may need to take extra 1-credit foundational courses (i.e., the foundation modules MBA 501A, MBA 501B and MBA 501C) as determined by the program director.

For general application requirements, please click here.

Curriculum

The certificate will consist of 4 courses: 2 required courses (BUAN 571 and BUAN 572) and 2 elective courses for a total of 12 credits. Students without business knowledge in statistics, management science, and information systems may need to take up to 3 credits of extra foundational MBA courses.

Curriculum Guide                    

Required Courses

 

BUAN 571 – Introduction to Business Analytics

3 Credits

BUAN 572 – Data Mining

3 Credits

Elective Courses (Select 2)

 

BUAN 573 – Business Analytics Using R

3 Credits

BUAN 574 – Business Forecasting Models

3 Credits

BUAN 575 – Business Simulation

3 Credits

BUAN 576 – Business Database Management Systems

3 Credits

BUAN 577 – Data Visualization

3 Credits

BUAN 588 – Business Analytics Using Python

3 Credits

Prerequisite Modules (if applicable)

 

MBA 501A – Statistics Module

1 Credit

MBA 501B – Management Science Module

1 Credit

MBA 501C – Information Management Module

1 Credit

 

    Why Choose Scranton?

    Nationally Ranked

    US News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its “America’s Best Colleges” ranking.

    Jesuit Education

    As one of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton is dedicated to developing the whole person.

    Faculty Engagement

    Work alongside faculty and distinguished executive alumni who will assist with personal academic planning throughout the program.

    Why Choose Scranton?

    Nationally Ranked

    US News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its “America’s Best Colleges” ranking.

    Jesuit Education

    As one of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton is dedicated to developing the whole person.

    Faculty Engagement

    Work alongside faculty and distinguished executive alumni who will assist with personal academic planning throughout the program.

    Beyond the Classroom

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    Center for Practical Learning

    Students have the opportunity to enrich their professional preparation to compliment the academic rigor of their program.

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    Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistants, who assist faculty in the delivery of course content, receive a stipend as well as tuition scholarships.

    Beyond the Classroom

    Center for Practical Learning photo

    Center for Practical Learning

    Students have the opportunity to enrich their professional preparation to compliment the academic rigor of their program.

    Graduate Assistantships photo

    Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistants, who assist faculty in the delivery of course content, receive a stipend as well as tuition scholarships.

    Outcomes

    Business Analytics Career Outcomes

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects double-digit employment growth for management analysts and market research analysts from 2016 to 2026.

    Jobs in the Field

    business analyst, data scientist, management analyst, market research analyst, operations research analyst and quantitative analyst

    Outcomes

    Business Analytics Career Outcomes

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects double-digit employment growth for management analysts and market research analysts from 2016 to 2026.

    Jobs in the Field

    business analyst, data scientist, management analyst, market research analyst, operations research analyst and quantitative analyst

    Mission Statement of the Operations and Analytics Department

    The mission of the department, within the framework of the Kania School of Management's statement of mission, is to provide for the development of analytical skills, critical thinking and knowledge for managing operations and information. In addition, the department is committed to educational excellence in the operations management and business analytics programs at the undergraduate level, and in operations management, management information systems and business analytics at the graduate level and to providing services to the University and community at large.

    Mission Statement of the Operations and Analytics Department

    The mission of the department, within the framework of the Kania School of Management's statement of mission, is to provide for the development of analytical skills, critical thinking and knowledge for managing operations and information. In addition, the department is committed to educational excellence in the operations management and business analytics programs at the undergraduate level, and in operations management, management information systems and business analytics at the graduate level and to providing services to the University and community at large.

    Accreditation

    The Kania School of Management is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). We are the only university in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation. Worldwide, only five percent of business schools are accredited by AACSB.

    AACSB accreditation is a seal of approval that reflects the quality of a business school. It ensures that the students are learning relevant material; evaluation is done every five years including self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, faculty qualifications and curriculum.

    Accreditation

    The Kania School of Management is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). We are the only university in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation. Worldwide, only five percent of business schools are accredited by AACSB.

    AACSB accreditation is a seal of approval that reflects the quality of a business school. It ensures that the students are learning relevant material; evaluation is done every five years including self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, faculty qualifications and curriculum.

    Meet the Program Director

    Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Operations Management Department at The University of Scranton, serves as the director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. Dr. Tamimi's research interests include quality management and e-commerce. His teaching interests are in the areas of management science, operations management and simulation modeling.

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    Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D.

    Professor & Chair, Operations Management

    Education

    Ph.D., Temple University M.B.A., The University of Scranton B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

    Contact

    (570) 941-4288

    Meet the Program Director

    Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Operations Management Department at The University of Scranton, serves as the director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. Dr. Tamimi's research interests include quality management and e-commerce. His teaching interests are in the areas of management science, operations management and simulation modeling.

    Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D. photo

    Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D.

    Professor & Chair, Operations Management

    Education

    Ph.D., Temple University M.B.A., The University of Scranton B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

    Contact

    (570) 941-4288

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