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 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 15 s.h. of graduate credit, of which 9 s.h. must be unique to the certificate and cannot be counted toward the student's major. Students may be allowed to apply up to 6 s.h. of course work 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 in Business Analytics requires the following course work. 

All of these:
MSCI:6060Data Programming in R3
MSCI:6070Data Science3
MSCI:9100Business Analytics3
MSCI:9110Advanced Analytics3
MSCI:9230Database Systems3
Total Hours15