Business Analytics

Graduate Certificate Program Summary

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The Business Analytics certificate program will enable students to solve a wide range of problems with a wide range of data and statistical techniques. Courses focus on making decisions using the vast amounts of data on business programs, customers, employees, and outcomes that are now becoming available. The certificate is designed to enhance the ability of professionals in many fields to use big data in making decisions, how to use statistical techniques on those data, and how to talk to information technology and statistical specialists about collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data in support of business decisions.

Distance education opportunities

All courses are completed online. Students admitted to this certificate program will take courses delivered through the Online MBA program.
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This graduate certificate is offered by the College of Business Administration.

Certificate Program Coordinator

Ms. Kerri Hiatt


Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Letter stating background and professional goals in pursuing this certificate
  • Completion of an introductory statistics course or equivalent with a grade of C or better
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Application deadline
Rolling admissions; contact department for more information. Applications are accepted only for Fall and Summer terms.


The online certificate consist of 12 credit hours. All courses are 3 credit hours. Courses must be taken in sequence starting with GRBA 851. However, certificate applicants admitted in 2014 may begin the sequence with ECON 817 and take GRBA 851 in the summer.

Core Courses

  • GRBA 851: Business Analytics
  • ECON 817: Introduction to Econometrics
  • MRKT 850: Strategic Database Marketing
  • MNGT 853: Data Mining Applications

More course information

The Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

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