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Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

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Add Data-Based Analysis to Your Business Acumen

Elevate your business career with statistics and logical thinking skills. With expertise in business analytics, you can identify organizational needs and provide solutions based on real-world information. Other responsibilities might include the following:

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Collect and analyze statistical information.

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Drive strategic plans that guide organizational success.

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Acquire solid redistributed data and interpret it accurately.

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Spot trends and make projections.

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Introduction to Data Analytics

In this CSU Global mini-course, you will get an introduction to our Data Analytics program and explore introductory data analytics ideas and career paths. You’ll also explore the learning platforms that CSU Global uses to help students succeed in taking 100% online courses.

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What will I learn in this certificate program?

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is designed for modern learners who want to broaden their skills in designing, developing, and implementing enterprise-level business analytics solutions for improved decision-making. Become an invaluable asset to any organization looking to increase growth, while decreasing cost and waste.

Courses cover an entire spectrum of business analytics, including…

  • Foundations of data analytics
  • Data mining and visualization
  • Predictive analytics

The transcribable, nationally recognized certificate serves as a “stackable credential” to emphasize your expertise in the area. Continue working toward a full degree, or highlight the certificate as a testament to your investment in your professional future.

Students interested in these courses should have experience or recent course work in programming, statistics, as well as, the ability to grasp and understand the fundamental principles of business analytics.

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Courses in this Certificate

This 12 credit-hour, stand-alone program consists of four, three credit courses:

  • MIS500 Foundations of Data Analytics
    This course introduces students to the methodologies, techniques, and tools most commonly used in data analytics. These foundational methods are from the fields of statistics, operations research, and information systems. Topics include techniques and tools for visualization, inference, forecasting, optimization, simulation, and data mining. The emphasis is on exposing the student to the techniques and software tools that are used in the industry and will be used in the rest of the program.
  • MIS510 Data Mining and Visualization
    This course will provide the basic framework for conducting various data and text mining methodologies, including logistic regression analyses, classical discriminant analyses, association rule, decision tree, support vector machine, neural networks, variable reduction, cluster analysis, text analytics, and web mining. In addition, this course teaches the essential and practical skills in visualization, including computer graphics, visual data representation, physical and human vision models, numerical representation of knowledge and concepts, pattern analysis, and computational methods. Recommended Prior Course: MIS500
  • MIS530 Predictive Analytics
    This course covers the fundamental predictive analytics and data mining approaches applied in business. It introduces basic concepts and techniques to discover patterns in data, identify variables with the most predictive power, and develop predictive models.
  • MIS542 Business Analytics
    This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques for analyzing business data in order to develop comprehensive and functional solutions. Topics include forecasting, simulation, and data modeling for complex problem analysis in medium to large organizations.


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your certificate comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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In the OnlineU Most Affordable Online Colleges - Military-Friendly ranking, CSU Global earns #8 for being both affordable and supporting miliary students and their families.

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Best Value Schools ranks CSU Global third in their Best Colleges in Colorado lineup.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Graduate Certificate

We understand that in today’s changing economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while building credits toward a full degree. With a graduate certificate from CSU Global, you can prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As a student earning your Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you get access to the complete field -- from requirement collection to emerging topics like big data and predictive analytics. Specific learning outcomes include the following:

  • Demonstrate the principles of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.
  • Develop essential skills for applying data-analytics techniques and providing analytical results.
  • Design and implement analytics solutions that align with organizational strategies.

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