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Business Analytics Online Graduate Certificate

Students pursuing the Business Analytics Certificate will learn the skills, technologies, and concepts needed for managing and analyzing big and small data and creating impactful visualizations. Coursework across the certificate emphasizes hands-on experience.

Advanced business skills for career development

This short, focused academic program is designed to give working professionals advanced skills in a specialized area.

You must have earned a bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission to a graduate certificate program. Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation into the MBA program. If you later decide to pursue the MBA, some or all certificate courses may count towards the MBA (if the final grade is B or better).

More information: graduate programs overview

Required courses

  • MIS 650: Information Technology Management

Three (3) of the following courses are required.

  • MIS 681: Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  • MIS 674: Applied Business Analytics and Information Visualization
  • POM 681: Business Analytics and Data Mining
  • MIS 690 / POM 690: Special Topics

Application requirements

  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose (1- to 2-page essay)
  • Resume

University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300-600 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required.
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), Public Policy, and Teaching (MAT).

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