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Business Analytics Certificate

Please note: The Business Analytics Certificate application closed in December 2020 and will reopen in fall 2021.
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Business Analytics Certificate Application Details

  • Application Deadline
  • Prerequisites
  • Application Requirements
  • Program Costs

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and you are encouraged to submit your materials as soon as possible.

We accept applications for fall quarter admission only. You may be eligible to start the certificate program during a different academic term if you are already enrolled in another graduate program at Cal Poly. Please contact us for further details.

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

Degree:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required to apply, or must be completed prior to the program start date.

GPA:
A minimum GPA of 2.5, on a 4-point U.S.A. scale, in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units is required to apply.

Meeting the minimum may not be sufficient to obtain admission. The program is competitive and most successful applicants will have a GPA above 3.0.

Coursework:
Applicants must have completed at least one college level course in calculus and two college level courses in statistics to be eligible to apply.

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

In the application,  you will submit each of the required items listed below:

Statement of purpose:
Summarize your career objectives, experience and reason for interest in this certificate program

Resume:
A resume including education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications, if any, and memberships

Undergraduate transcript(s):
Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities are to be uploaded.

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

Registration fees for this program are $695 per unit for academic year 2020-2021, excluding books, room and board, and other personal expenses.  Fees are estimates and are subject to change. (Updated 7/29/20)

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YOUR NEXT STEP IN BUSINESS, STARTS HERE!

If you are ready to enhance your career by earning a professional certificate, you are encouraged to apply to Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Professional Certificate in Business Analytics Program.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with completing your application. You may use the contact form above, or email us at cobgmp@calpoly.edu.

We hope you will be joining us on the beautiful California Central Coast soon!