School of Business

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Business Analytics

Application requirements:  A student must fill out the School of Business graduate application and have at least a completed bachelor’s degree to qualify for the program. Depending on previous coursework the student may need to take the two pre-requisite courses listed below. 

To earn the certificate a student must earn a C or better in each of the courses earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the certificate program. 


  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 270 Business Statistics (3 cr.) 

Required Courses:

  • BUKO-K 542: Business Analytics
    • Introduction to data driven decision making (10%)
    • Types of data and data issues (10%)
    • Visualizations and dashboards (40%)
    • Intro to predictive analytics (20%)
    • Intro to optimization and simulation (20%)
  • BUKO-K ###: Topics in Advanced Analytics
    • Organizing, storing, and managing data (30%)
    • Advanced predictive analytics topics (classification, machine learning, etc - 50%)
    • Advanced optimization and simulation topics (20%)

Choose two of the following courses:

At first these would be undergraduate courses that we would strategically cross-list to allow students some choices.  Professors would have to show significant analytics or MIS coverage in the courses to have them approved for the certificate. A sub-committee from CMAL will make determinations regarding whether course content is sufficient to be included in the certificate.

Examples could be:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Financial Modeling
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Possibly a class from Informatics or Computer Science

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