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Why a Professional Certificate in Business Analytics?

Data has changed the way businesses make decisions and the way business leaders give their companies a competitive edge. The Professional Certificate in Business Analytics can empower graduates with the knowledge, tools, and decision making skills to solve businesses’ most pressing problems while advancing their professional careers in the exciting and fast growing field of data analytics.

The certificate can also be completed in conjunction with other graduate programs, including an MBA, by taking the certificate courses as electives. For those wanting to further enhance their expertise in business analytics, the certificate can also be used as a stepping stone to the M.S. program in business analytics. Though the successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the M.S. program, if admitted, students will be able to apply up to 12 units of specific certificate courses toward the M.S. Business Analytics degree or MBA.

How to Apply


1.       Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
2.       Grade Point Average (GPA) or at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units.
3.       Completion of two college level courses in statistics, and one college level course in calculus.

 Application Requirements

1.       Statement of purpose
2.       Resume
3.       Transcripts
GRE or GMAT scores are not required.

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