Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • 1. Assess the ethical considerations of business analytics applications, models, and processes.
  • 2. Design business analytics processes for reproducibility and replicability.
  • 3. Choose the best application and modeling approach to solve a given business analytics problem
  • 4. Utilize common business analytics databases.
  • 5. Conduct data analyses for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive purposes using common business analytics models and algorithms.
  • 6. Construct data visualizations.
  • 7. Interpret the results of data analyses and communicate those results to stakeholders.

Students in the certificate program will complete 12-credit hours across four courses; there are two required courses, and two are electives. We will offer the certificate to degree and non-degree students. For degree students, we will make the certificate available to anyone enrolled in a Bloch master’s degree program, including:

  • Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Real Estate (MSERE)
  • Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Certificate students take the first core course as part of their degree program. For non-degree certificate students, they will take MIS 5507 -- Business Analytics and Statistics.

Select one of the following courses based on degree plan:3
Business Analytics and Statistics (PMBA and Non-Degree Students)
Business Analytics for Strategic Decision Making (EMBA Students)
Research Methods in Public Administration (MPA Students)
Data Analytics for Accounting (MSA Students)
Real Estate Feasibility and Market Analysis (MSERE Students)
Financial Modeling (MSF Students)
Additional Required Coursework:3
Data Management and Data Mining for Business Analytics
Elective Coursework (choose two of the following):6
Marketing Research & Data Analysis
Special Topics (Customer Data Analytics)
Program Evaluation ((MPA Students))
Data Analysis for Health Care Managers (MPA Students)
Decision Support Systems
Data Base Management
Total Credits12