Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Develop state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in business analytics.

Designed for professionals from all industries.

This certificate is designed for professionals from all industries, functional areas of business, and academic backgrounds who are interested in advancing their understanding of the field analytics and its application in the business environment.

This certificate is open to professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some background in either IT or management.
This online program offers flexibility and can be completed in only two semesters of part-time study.
Courses are entirely asynchronous, can be accessed at any time, and have been vetted for relevance by Economics, Computer Science, and Information Studies departments.
The business analytics curriculum is co-sponsored by SAS. Students benefit from access to SAS products and materials through Teradata University Network.
Students have the opportunity to benefit from our experienced and knowledgeable faculty.
Optional electives are available for three additional credits.

What You’ll Learn

Business analytics encompasses the knowledge, skills, and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used, and shared to support the delivery of all aspects of business operations. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared for the challenge of developing and managing an information system within an organization.


Admissions requirements

Official transcript confirming a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Statement of purpose highlighting career and educational goals
Three letters of recommendation
Completed Graduate School application and $65 application fee

Application Deadlines

Be sure to submit your application by the following deadlines.

Fall Admission
July 1st
Spring Admission
November 1st
Summer Admission
April 1st
Limited admissions


Required courses

ISM-671: Data Management
ISM-675: Models and Methods in Business Analytics
ISM-685: Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage
ISM-688: Projects in Business Analytics

Elective courses

Three credit hours from the following or other approved courses. Please note, these courses must be taken on-campus.

ECO-643: Econometric Methods
CS-671: Advanced Database Systems
CS-676: Topics in Database Systems
LIS-643: Metadata

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