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Business Analytics Certificate

About Business Analytics Certificate

About Business Analytics Certificate

Please note: The Business Analytics Certificate application closed in December 2020 and will reopen soon. Please check back in December 2021 for more information.

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 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 MS Business Analytics graduate program.

 

In order to earn the Professional Certificate in Business Analytics, a student must complete the program coursework as follows:

Professional Certificate in Business Analytics Coursework
Course NumberCourse TitleUnitsTypical Term
Required Prerequisite
GSB 512Quantitative Analysis4Fall
Required Core Courses
GSB 520Data Management for Business Analytics4Fall
GSB 530
Data Analytics and Mining for Business4Winter
Electives
(choose 4 units from the following)*
GSB 510Data Visualization and Communication in Business4Winter
GSB 536Data Ethics for Analytics2Spring
GSB 570Adv. Special Topics: Excel/VBA for Finance Modeling and Visualization2Spring
GSB 570Adv. Special Topics: Data Mining and Textual Data Analysis2Spring

For course descriptions click HERE to see the Cal Poly catalog. 
* Other analytics-related courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement, upon approval from the Program Director.