Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics online

Improve your skills in applied data, data management and database software development to expand your opportunities as a business leader.

Apply by: 10/5/22
Start Class: 10/16/22

Program Overview

Explore what our online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics has to offer

$4,936.50* Total Tuition
As few as 4-8 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Lead your organization as a data-driven decision-maker with an online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from Murray State University. Leverage an in-demand skillset when you develop your ability to use predictive and prescriptive analysis; develop, implement and maintain databases and software; and analyze projects from managerial and technical perspectives.

With our state-of-the-art, 100 percent online curriculum, you can strengthen your business analytics expertise while continuing to pursue your career goals as a full-time professional. Gain advanced business analytics knowledge and prepare for leading roles in a variety of settings when you design statistical data analysis, examine complex business data, use advanced spreadsheet functions and manage software for building databases.

At Murray State, your success is our priority. To help you with background business courses, this online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate includes free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. No matter your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University has been continuously accredited by AACSB International (AACSB) since 1981.

Additional benefits of our online graduate certificates in business:

  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.
  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.

This program will prepare you for careers in business analytics such as:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Marketing Manager

Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Use a dataset to perform visualization, regression, forecasting, simulation, optimization and risk analysis techniques
  • Use appropriate software to design and implement databases
  • Use a dataset to perform visualization, regression, forecasting, simulation, optimization and risk analysis techniques
  • Use appropriate software to design and implement databases
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Also available

Murray State University offers a variety of online graduate certificates in business. Check out all of our graduate certificate online programs.

Tuition

Earn a high-quality Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics for an affordable tuition

Murray State University offers you the opportunity to earn an online certificate with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$548.50 Per Credit Hour
$4,936.50* Total Tuition
Program Per Course Per Program
Grad Cert – Business Analytics $548.50 $1,645.50 $4,936.50*

*The tuition rate is subject to annual changes based on approval by the Murray State University Board of Regents and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Calendar

Mark down these key dates and deadlines

Murray State University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/5/22 Next Application Deadline
10/16/22 Start Classes
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument & Financial Aid DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 210/16/2210/5/2210/7/2210/11/2210/13/2212/4/227 weeks
Spring 11/18/231/9/231/11/231/12/231/13/233/5/237 weeks
Spring 23/28/232/28/233/2/233/3/233/6/234/30/237 weeks
Summer 15/15/235/5/235/9/235/10/235/11/236/24/236 weeks
Summer 26/25/236/18/236/20/236/21/236/22/238/4/236 weeks
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Murray State?

Admissions

Get started on our streamlined admission process today

At Murray State University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, including where to send your transcripts.

The requirements include:

Online application accepted on a rolling basis
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended

For admission, you must meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field or doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with:
    • 3.0 GPA and two years of full-time relevant work experience
    • 2.5 – 2.99 GPA and four years of full-time relevant work experience

Applicants who do not meet the above GPA or work experience requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the admission committee and may be required to submit additional documentation including a GMAT score.

Note: Work experience requirement is waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from issuing institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Graduate Admissions
Murray State University
B2 Sparks Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Questions? Call 866-906-0541.

Courses

Explore the courses for the online Certificate in Business Analytics

For the business analytics graduate certificate online, you must complete six credit hours of core courses and three credit hours of electives.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Business analytics refers to the techniques and practices of statistical data analyses useful to business organizations. This course covers the fundamental concepts of data analysis, and intermediary concepts such as predictive analysis and prescriptive analysis. The analytical techniques covered include visualization, regression, forecasting, simulation, optimization and risk analysis. Students get to learn and use advanced spreadsheet functions and visualization tools to analyze business data.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to databases, the technical skills required to plan, implement and maintain a databases using appropriate software. A significant part of the course will be spent on development of Structured Query Language (SQL) queries and processes to extract (E) data from multiple sources, transform (T) data as needed and the loading (L) of the same into data warehouses (ETL).
Students may choose one of the following:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores methodologies and practices used in the contemporary software development projects from the managerial and technical perspectives. From the managerial perspective, it covers software life cycle models, object-oriented methodologies, rapid development methodologies, agile modeling, software design principles and methods, verification and testing methods, and software process maturity models. On the technical side, it explores solutions that are currently available that aid in implementing these models and methodologies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Software applications development in analytics draws on requirements analysis skills, data management skills, data analysis skills, and programming skills. This course will focus on techniques and tools for developing analytics applications. Students will get to complete numerous analytics mini-projects.

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