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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Business analytics is one of the fastest growing areas in industry, as employers seek qualified employees capable of analyzing complex data to make informed decisions.

Our graduate certificate in business analytics can be completed in as little as 6 months. Classes are offered on campus or online in an asynchronous modality.

Admission requirements include a 3.00 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution. GRE or GMA tests are not required.

Curriculum

The curriculum is comprised of four courses that comprise 12 credits. Two are required, and students then choose two other electives. 

Students without business knowledge in statistics, management science, and information systems may need to take up to three extra foundational courses: MBA 501A, MBA 501B, and MBA 501C (each is one credit). Some or all of these one-credit modules may be waived, depending on the student's prior academic preparation and work experience.

Admission requirements include a 3.00 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution. GRE or GMA tests are not required.

Required Courses 

  • Introduction to Business Analytics (BUAN 571) - 3 credits
  • Data Mining (BUAN 572) - 3 credits
Elective Courses:
  • Business Analytics Using R (BUAN 573) - 3 credits 
  • Business Forecasting Models (BUAN 574) - 3 credits
  • Business Simulation (BUAN 575) - 3 credits
  • Business Database Management Systems (BUAN 576) - 3 credits
  • Data Visualization (BUAN 577) - 3 credits
  • Business Analytics Using Python (BUAN 588) - 3 credits

Use Your Certificate as a Steppingstone to a Master's Degree

Upon completing the graduate certificate, you can apply, and if accepted, use the 12 credits toward our MS degree in business analytics.