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. With a 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.

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

This certificate is offered through a partnership between the College of Business Administration and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

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What career outcomes can you expect from your business analytics certificate?

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

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate university
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted
  • A purpose statement (2 pages, double-spaced)
  • Current Resume

For a comprehensive list of admission requirements, please contact a Graduate Advisor.

Degree Highlights


Credit Hours: 12

Program Length: 6-9 months

Example Coursework

BUSA 550 – Foundations of Analytics

IS 680 – Data Mining

IS 682 – Data Management

IS 684 – Data Visualization and Reporting


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Upcoming Start Dates

March 9, 2021