The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics provides students with a foundation in business analytics. The aim of the certificate is to satisfy the large and rapidly increasing demand in the marketplace for data-driven decision making in business. Students learn how to understand and apply data analytics techniques in business decisions. Demand for these skills has been driven predominantly by exponential growth in the generation of unstructured data by consumers – often referred to as the “Big Data Revolution.” Students considering graduate study in business analytics learn how to turn abstract data into important information that can be used in business decisions.
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for graduate study in Business Analytics:
A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
GPA of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous coursework completed beyond high school (secondary school)
An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
A statement of purpose
Unofficial transcripts of all attempted college coursework
Official and satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if English is not the applicant’s native language and he or she has not earned a post-secondary degree from a U.S. institution
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics requires the completion of 12 credit hours of 6000-level courses in business and marketing analytics. Transfer credits are not accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program.