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Graduate Business Analytics Certificate

Business Analytics

Today, more than ever before, businesses realize the importance of Business Analytics.

Ease of data capture has led to increased availability of data. Simultaneously, our ability to analyze data has been amplified by the growth in power of computers and the easy availability of powerful software for data analysis.

While some technology giants have led the way in this, most organizations are now aware of the possibilities and are looking to raise their game. Unlike in the past, every employee in a business must be able to approach data intelligently and to glean insights. There is just too much data floating around for it to be the exclusive domain of expert analysts and data scientists.

The Certificate in Business Analytics is designed for students who are seeking to learn data analytics concepts with an emphasis on how those tools can be applied to solve business problems.


Offered primarily online, the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a 12-credit program which can be completed in one calendar year. The program culminates with a semester-long capstone project for students to tackle real problems using everything they’ve learned throughout the program.

I. Required Courses (9 Credits)

Course Credits
BSAN 7001 Intro to Data Analytics and Business Intelligence 3
BSAN 7011 Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Visualization 3
BSAN 7031 Databases and SQL 3

II. Elective Course (3 credits)
Any BSAN course at the 7000-level or above (3 credits). 

Students completing the Certificate in Business Analytics who are subsequently admitted to the M.B.A. program are eligible to apply all certificate courses to fulfill M.B.A. degree elective requirements. Similarly, students who are subsequently admitted to the M.S. in Business Analytics program are eligible to apply all certificate courses to fulfill M.S. in Business Analytics degree requirements.

Because the certificate is not a degree, students who complete the certificate program do not participate in University Commencement Exercises.

The Business Analytics Certificate also offers customizable cohort options for individual organizations.

Academic Approach to Analytics

Our hands-on courses empower students to:

  • Ask good questions to explore any dataset
  • Answer data questions using statistical and technical tools
  • Understand business processes and related data
  • Connect data analyses and the results back to business

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Viswa Viswanathan
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