Analytics—broadly defined as the scientific process of transforming data into insight for making better decisions—plays an increasingly critical role in business. Companies must be able to access and analyze this data intelligently. As the recognition of analytics has grown, so has the demand for analytics education.

The focus on business analytics entails a specific approach targeting the core business disciplines of business, including operations, information technology, finance, marketing, accounting, and human resources, among others.

The graduate Certificate in Business Analytics requires 15 s.h. of credit. Students may be allowed to apply up to 6 s.h. of coursework from another institution toward the certificate with approval by petition to the director of the certificate program. A cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75 is required in order to complete the certificate. All courses are offered off campus.

The certificate program is open to students who have earned an undergraduate degree. A minimum undergraduate or graduate g.p.a. of 2.50 is required for admission.

The Certificate in Business Analytics requires the following coursework. Requirements differ for students who enter in fall 2019 or in spring 2020.

Fall 2019 Requirements

These requirements are for students who enter in the fall.

All of these:
MSCI:6050Data Management and Visual Analytics3
MSCI:6060Data Programming in R3
MSCI:6070Data Science3
MSCI:9100Data and Decisions3
MSCI:9110Advanced Analytics3
Total Hours15

Spring 2020 Requirements

These requirements are for students who enter in the spring.

One of these:
MSCI:6040Data Programming in Python3
MSCI:6060Data Programming in R3
All of these:
MSCI:6050Data Management and Visual Analytics3
MSCI:6070Data Science3
MSCI:9100Data and Decisions3
MSCI:9110Advanced Analytics3