Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Where data science meets business strategy.

The demand for professionals who understand and utilize big data has never been greater. Business analytics experts ensure decisions and actions are data driven and shape the future of business in real-time.

This graduate certificate program allows working professionals to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of business analytics. Students take the same courses offered in the Lerner MBA and become proficient in leveraging data to make decisions, generate insights, optimize outcomes and predict future results.

Program Highlights

This program benefits both professionals with an MBA and those who wish to develop specialized expertise to advance their career.

  • Learn specialized skills in business analytics from leading faculty
  • Complete the program in as little as one year
  • Take MBA-level coursework and earn credits toward the Lerner MBA
  • Build a professional network in a collaborative academic environment
  • Work with an MBA advisor to select appropriate courses

Program Requirements

Maintain a 3.0 GPA to be awarded the certificate.

Courses (12 credits)
Required (3 credits):
BUAD 620 – Fundamentals of Analytics

Electives, choose 3 courses from (9 credits)
ACCT 604 – Database Design
BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics and Visualization
BUAD 622 – Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling
BUAD 625 – Business Analytics Capstone
MISY 641 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
MISY 648 – Business Intelligence Analytics

Continue to a Graduate Degree

Completion of the certificate may earn up to 12 credits toward the Lerner MBA or the M.S. in business analytics and information management (BAIM). To pursue either degree, apply for admission to the MBA or M.S. BAIM program upon completion of the certificate program.

Learn More

To learn more about this program, contact us at or (302) 831-2221.

Admissions Information

Learn more about the graduate certificate requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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