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Bridge the Gap Between Data Collection and Analysis

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Learn to Harness the Power of Data

The St. Thomas Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program empowers you to leverage data to make the best decisions, increase efficiency and discover new opportunities. Develop your critical skills in statistics, data modeling, data analysis and industry analytics. Our immersive curriculum balances both technical and business skills.

Developed in partnership with industry experts, employers and the Graduate Programs in Software in the School of Engineering at St. Thomas, the curriculum provides you the most current knowledge and skills in the rapidly-changing field of business analytics.

Earn the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics on its own, or as part of your St. Thomas MBA or MS in Business Analytics. This flexible program is designed for busy working professionals. Take all of your classes online, on campus in the evening, or a mix of both.

20%
increase in business data analyst jobs by 2020, a total of 350,000 new postings. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
106K
Average Analytics Manager salary: $106,000. Source: indeed.com
17
St. Thomas Opus College of Business alumni work at all 17 Minnesota-based Fortune 500 companies

Program Overview

  • Format & Schedule
  • Admission Requirements
  • Degree Programs
  • Career Impact
  • Format & Schedule

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program has an immersive curriculum with both required and elective courses. To earn the 12-credit certificate, students must take:

    • 3 required courses
    • 1 elective course

    Take all of your classes on campus in the evenings, online, or a mix of both formats. Complete your certificate in as few as 9 months (two semesters), or go at a slower pace.

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    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essays
    • 2 years’ work experience recommended; related professional experience is valuable, but not required
    • Evidence of quantitative skill and analytic ability
    If you are currently enrolled in a St. Thomas graduate program (MBA or graduate software), you may take graduate certificate courses as program electives to earn a certificate designation on your transcript.
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    Degree Programs

    Earn an MBA or MS with Your Certificate

    You can apply your graduate certificate courses and credits to an MS in Business Analytics or a St. Thomas MBA program. Not sure if you want a graduate degree? You have time to mull it over. You can start the graduate certificate program now, with the option to roll your credits into a degree program later on.

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    Career Impact

    More and more companies are relying on data analysts to interpret data and leverage this information to make more strategic decisions. By earning a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you position yourself to seize professional opportunities in this exciting, expanding field.
    See Career Impact

    Format & Schedule

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program has an immersive curriculum with both required and elective courses. To earn the 12-credit certificate, students must take:

    • 3 required courses
    • 1 elective course

    Take all of your classes on campus in the evenings, online, or a mix of both formats. Complete your certificate in as few as 9 months (two semesters), or go at a slower pace.

    See Career Impact

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essays
    • 2 years’ work experience recommended; related professional experience is valuable, but not required
    • Evidence of quantitative skill and analytic ability
    If you are currently enrolled in a St. Thomas graduate program (MBA or graduate software), you may take graduate certificate courses as program electives to earn a certificate designation on your transcript.
    See Career Impact

    Degree Programs

    Earn an MBA or MS with Your Certificate

    You can apply your graduate certificate courses and credits to an MS in Business Analytics or a St. Thomas MBA program. Not sure if you want a graduate degree? You have time to mull it over. You can start the graduate certificate program now, with the option to roll your credits into a degree program later on.

    See Career Impact

    Career Impact

    More and more companies are relying on data analysts to interpret data and leverage this information to make more strategic decisions. By earning a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you position yourself to seize professional opportunities in this exciting, expanding field.
    See Career Impact

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    Building a Foundation for Success

    Kelly was interested in a new business role but needed a base level analytics program to help her get there.
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    Featured Courses

    Statistical Methods For Decision Making

    Learn the role of statistics in the gathering of data, the creation of information and its use in decision-making. Carry out statistical analyses and methods for summarizing data, both numerically and graphically, and for drawing conclusions from sample data. The course focuses on how statistical methods can be placed on the design of statistical studies, collection of data, and the interpretation of results.

    Data Analytics And Visualization

    Learn about concepts and techniques used in the field of data analytics and visualization. Develop proficiency with analytics tools. Use insights discovered from the data to communicate using data visualization. Topics include predictive analytics, pattern discovery and best practices for creating effective data visualizations.

    Marketing Analytics

    Marketing decisions are increasingly data driven. In this course, you’ll learn to analyze marketing data for more informed, strategic decision-making. Develop a deeper and more fully informed understanding of current and emerging customer needs using a broad range of marketing analytic techniques. Work hands-on with marketing data, to uncover the customer insights that can guide marketing decisions.

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