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Business Analytics, Certificate

Learn about big data, machine learning, data management, data modeling and business analytics so you can solve big problems.

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About this Program

Students in the Business Analytics Certificate program will study topics such as relational database systems, multi-dimensional modeling, data warehousing, data mining, big data analytics, web analytics and business intelligence.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss business problems to analytical models in terms of data and information.
  • Apply appropriate analytical models to develop solutions to business problems that achieve stated objectives.
  • Transfer results of business analytic projects into effective courses of action.

Applicants must have

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience
  • Competency in statistics
  • (Optional Official scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires 18 credit hours of graduate courses.

  • IS 5200: Programming for Data Analytics
  • IS 5305: Data Management in Business
  • IS 5310: Machine Learning for Business
  • IS 5315: Big Data Analytics
  • IS 5325: Capstone Project for Business Analytics

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View the full admissions and certificate requirements in the graduate catalog.

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What to Know Before Applying

  • Current students should speak to their adviser about adding a certificate. 
  • New students need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page. 
  • After being accepted, you must complete the onboarding process, including a meeting with your advisor. Once complete, you may start the next available term.
  • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term. Not all classes are offered every year/quarter. Speak to your adviser to get the most up-to-date schedule for the academic year. 

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Carolyn Auvil

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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