Business Analytics Certificate

This certificate program is designed to produce professionals who can analyze massive amounts of data in business, governments, and other industries. Topics include relational database systems, multi-dimensional modeling, data warehousing, data mining, big data analytics, web analytics, and business intelligence.

Also check out our Master of Science in Business Analytics.

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.

Admissions and Certificate Requirements from Seattle University's 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

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

Certificate Requirements

Individual courses below may have additional prerequisites.

I. Required Courses

Five required courses (18 credits) Credits
IS 5200: Programming for Data Analytics  
IS 5305: Data Management in Business 3
IS 5310: Machine Learning for Business 3
IS 5315: Big Data Analytics 3
IS 5325: Capstone Project for Business Analytics 6

Requirement for certificate: 18 credits

Next Steps

  • 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.
    • Once you are accepted you may start the next available term.
    • After being accepted you must attend an advising orientation.
  • 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.
  • Costs are outlined on our Tuition and Fees page.

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