Certificate in Business Analytics

A certificate in business analytics allows one to analyze data from any industry including manufacturing, service, health, government and nonprofit. INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences1) defines analytics as "the scientific process of transforming data into insight for making better decisions." With this certificate, students learn quantitative tools that help build descriptive, predictive and prescriptive models.


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Program Requirements

An overall grade point average of at least 2.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program, and no grade below C, is required to earn the certificate.

A student must complete 12 credit hours including the following:

Course Title Hours
BSAN/FIN 675Analytics Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets3
Select three courses from the following9
Financial Modeling
Marketing Research
Python Programming for Business
Finance Analytics: Contemporary and Traditional Topics
Database Management Systems
Introduction to Business Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Machine Learning
Data Visualization
ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning
Data Analytics for Accountants
Any course 600 or above with director approval
Total Credit Hours12