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Graduate Certificate inBUSINESS ANALYTICS

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Add data-based decision-making to your set of marketable business skills.

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CSU-Global’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics* adds statistics and logical thinking to your existing business skill set by teaching you how to collect solid data and interpret it accurately. Learn how to evaluate your organization’s needs and provide solutions based on real-world information.

Stand out with this transcribable, nationally recognized certificate. Employers will know that you’ve got the skills necessary to be an asset to the potential growth of their organization.

Our Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on the latest techniques for…

  • Collecting and analyzing statistical information.
  • Spotting trends.
  • Making projections.
  • Helping drive strategic plans that guide your organization to future success.

This certificate is an excellent choice if you’re interested in any of the following careers:

  • Analyst.
  • Data warehouse developer.
  • Business consultant.
  • Any other role that works with statistical information.

* This certificate is pending final approval from the Department of Education and is not yet eligible for Title IV funding from the Department of Education.

Career Outlook

Business analysts work in a variety of industries including marketing, finance, retail, telecommunications, technology, government, and nonprofit. Because every business and organization is always looking to expand and grow, a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics can help you get the job you deserve in this fast-growing field.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected job growth for analysts is much faster than average thru 2024. That means there are more job opportunities for people who can fill these important roles.

Not only will there be available jobs for you to fill with this certificate, but you can also make a significant income. On average, analysts earn $78,630 annually, or over $35 hourly. Of course, with the wide variety of roles available, depending on what industry and role you enter, you could earn even more.

Industry career options include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Analytics engineer.
  • Data analyst.
  • Financial analyst.
  • Operations research analyst.
  • Risk analyst.

With a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you’ll have a professionally and nationally recognized certificate that proves your value, skills, and knowledge for helping businesses succeed.


Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a 12 credit hour stand-alone program aimed at people who want to broaden their skills in designing, developing, and implementing enterprise-level business intelligence and analytical solutions for decision-making purposes.

Courses cover an entire spectrum of business intelligence and analytics including introduction to business intelligence, data warehousing, business analytics, and enterprise performance management.

Students interested in these courses should have a firm knowledge of basic computing skills as well as the ability to grasp and understand the fundamental principles of business intelligence and data analytics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the complete business analytics field from requirement collection to emerging topics such as Big Data and predictive analytics.
  • Understand the principles of database design, data warehousing, and advanced approaches for data storage, retrieval, and manipulation.
  • Develop essential skills in applying data analytics techniques and interpreting analytical results.
  • Design and implement business intelligence solutions that align with organizational strategies.


  • ISM540: Introduction to Business Intelligence

    This course provides an overview of business intelligence and establishes the foundation for collecting data in cross functional areas including accounting, sales, production, customer data, and other elements. Students learn how data based decision making assists in achieving or maintaining competitive advantages for an organization.

  • ISM541: Data Warehousing in Enterprise Environments

    This course provides an overview of data warehouses and how information is captured, analyzed, and translated in an enterprise for strategic decision making. Students learn to use tools such as dashboards and table reporting to combine and compare information from disparate systems in order to meet strategic operational objectives.

  • ISM542: 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.

  • ISM543: Enterprise Performance Management

    This course provides an in-depth understanding of how business intelligence aligns with the realization of organizational strategy. Topics include key performance indicators, organizational goals, and the role of effective management in meeting enterprise objectives.

Cost and Schedule


We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in your education. Our promise to you is an affordable, high quality education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state premiums or student fees. Best of all, the CSU-Global Tuition Guarantee ensures that your tuition rates will not increase from enrollment thru graduation. Invest in your education, career, and future without breaking the bank.

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With 100% online classes that start monthly, you complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you. No set class times or locations lets you continue to work full-time, take care of your family, travel the world, or whatever else you want while you invest in your education.

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