Certificate in Business Analytics

In this age of big data you know the importance of being able to make informed decisions that are accurate — and as a business or IT leader, you need to be prepared to strategically and efficiently leverage that data.

In this age of big data you know the importance of being able to make informed decisions that are accurate — and as a business or IT leader, you need to be prepared to strategically and efficiently leverage that data.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

Pulling an all nighter, Foundations of Analytics

With a graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you’ll receive instruction from our online MBA faculty and gain the skills needed to be an integral part of the decision-making process for your company.

Program Structure

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Work toward this graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the online MBA program.

Required Hours

12 hours
6-9 month timeframe

Example Coursework

Data Mining
Data Management
Foundations of Analytics
Data Visualization and Reporting

Upcoming Start Dates

June 29, 2021
August 24, 2021

Common Job Titles

Business Analyst
Manager, Applied Analytics
Project Manager/Technical Data Analytics
Operations Research Analyst
Market Research Analyst

Meet the Program Director

Phil Vardiman, Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Dr. Phil Vardiman is the program director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Business Management (MSM) degrees that focus on training and developing future organizational leaders. He has extensive experience in operations management, human resources management, organizational development, and quality assurance. He has held several leadership and management positions while continuing his education. Dr. Vardiman received his degrees from Abilene Christian University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and Texas A&M University and also holds the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) senior certified professional certification and the HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. He is very active in the community serving on two boards, is involved with local church activities and owns his own consulting business.

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Certificate in Business Analytics

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Author a purpose statement (2 pages, double-spaced).
  • Subpply a current resume.
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ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.