Certificate Name and Number: Advanced Business Analytics Certificate – CTABAG
Department(s)/Unit(s): Analytics and Information Systems
Delivery Mode: Online
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student or non-degree status
Certificate Overview: Expected time to complete degree: 2 to 3 semesters
Business Analytics is a field of study that is in high demand. Virtually every form of business can utilize the skills of this discipline to improve decision making within a business environment. Data today is easier to generate, collect and store, and those characteristics will not likely to change. The supply of working professionals that have been trained to analyze data properly is currently a limitation within today’s business setting.
The Advanced Business Analytics Certificate provides students an opportunity to learn beyond the foundational methods and techniques within the areas of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. It also adds computer programming and database management featuring software that is currently being used within business environments to student learning. Having advanced technical skills are needed when from understanding to implementing analytical solutions within an organization.
For the Advanced Business Analytics curriculum, students would be required to take three required courses (9 credit hours). These courses are also offered as part of the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MBAn) program.
The mission of the Advanced Business Analytics Certificate is to offer students from various backgrounds an alternative pathway to develop advanced analytics skills within business environments. This program is ideal for students that have completed the Business Analytics Certificate or for students holding an MBA with a Business Analytics Concentration.
Opportunities upon Completion: The demand for professionals with advanced analytical skills is outpacing the rate at which students are earning degrees in higher education. Upon completion, students will be prepared to find advanced careers in business analytics, will achieve competitive advantage to progress within their current organization and/or career path, and will be prepared for further master’s degree coursework.
- Minimum semester hours: 9
- Thesis requirement: No
- Qualifying exam: No
- GPA in program: 3.0
- Required Classes: MBA 6420, MBA 6490, MBA 6495
- Electives Classes: none
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Official transcript(s)
- Current resume
- Online application with $35 fee
- No GRE or GMAT scores required
- International applicants must also submit:
- TOEFL iBT score of 150 or IELTS of 7.5
- General academic credentials evaluation (ECE or WES report)
- Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.
International Students: This certificate program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.