Business Analytics, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (Beginning Fall 2023)

Organizations are increasingly dependent on professionals who can gather the right data and make data-based decisions. The proposed certificate covers three distinct areas of business analytics- database knowledge, data analytical skills, and application of analytics in decision-making.

Admission Requirements

The Chaifetz School uses a holistic admissions approach to carefully evaluate all applicants, considering every aspect of their application. While an undergraduate degree is required for admission, a business background is not. Applicants must submit their:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Professional goal statement of fewer than 500 words

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once all application materials are received. The average time for admissions decisions is two weeks.

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The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest business education alliance and accrediting body of business schools, ensuring continuous quality improvement in terms of curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career placement and intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty. Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation. 

ITM 6550Big Data in Organizations3
ITM 6450Business Strategy and Enterprise Systems3
ITM 6700 Advanced Business Analytics 3
OR OPM 6800 Prescriptive Analytics
Total Credits9

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
ITM 6700 Advanced Business Analytics 3
OR OPM 6800 Prescriptive Analytics
ITM 6550 Big Data in Organizations 3
ITM 6450 Business Strategy and Enterprise Systems 3
 Total Credits9

For additional admission questions, please contact:

Graduate Business Admission Team

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