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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Business Analytics Certificate

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Business Analytics Certificate – CTBACG

College of Business
College of Business Annex 351
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

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

The Business Analytics Certificate is designed to help career seeking or established working professionals to find careers within the domain of business analytics. The Business Analytics Certificate program will focus on applied applications of analytics within various business contexts. Within a business context, business professionals must possess a functional ability to summarize, interpret, and communicate insights discovered from data analysis. In today’s business environment, business professionals must develop technical skills to provide their organizations with valuable insight that can lead to better business decisions. The program will feature software that is commonly used within businesses today. In terms of analytical methodologies, students can explore various topics within descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. In addition, students can also learn a variety of technical skills to manage and analyze data stored within databases.

The Business Analytics Certificate is structured to help students with no prior knowledge of business analytics. Furthermore, it is also designed for students without a background in probability and statistics or computer program. The program promotes those who are seeking a career in business analytics or for those who are working towards the completion of a master’s program.

The mission of the Business Analytics Certificate is to offer students from various backgrounds an alternative pathway to develop analytics skills that are highly sought after in today’s business environments. This program is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, students currently seeking a master’s degree, or students who have completed a master’s degree.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify appropriate methods for analyzing data for a variety of business scenarios.
  2. Conduct an analysis by applying appropriate methods and techniques within software environments that are commonly used in business.
  3. Interpret and communicate the results of an analysis.
  4. Develop strategies that an organization could take in order to improve their competitive advantage through the analysis of data.

Opportunities upon Completion

The Business Analytics Certificate provides students an ability to learn and apply analytic (i.e. descriptive, predictive, prescriptive) and database management skills within a variety of business environments. Upon completion, students will be prepared to find careers in business analytics, will achieve competitive advantage to progress within their career path, and will be prepared for further master’s degree coursework if desired. Students choosing MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics for their elective course will be prepared for roles related to a business analyst. Students choosing MBA 6395 Business Intelligence will also be prepared for roles involving database administration.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application with $35 fee
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement for students whose undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0.
  • 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)

College of Business Graduate Academic Credit Transfer Policy

Students may request transfer of credit from an accredited university within the limits of the Ohio University Graduate Catalog. Graduate credits from AACSB accredited business school or college may be applied toward a College of Business graduate program under the following conditions:

  1. A maximum of six credit hours toward a graduate degree program may be applied.
  2. A maximum of three credit hours toward a graduate certificate may be applied.
  3. Approval of transfer credit is granted by the Department Chair of the academic discipline in which credit is being requested. Course credit must be:
  4. Earned through an AACSB-accredited business school,
  5. Designated as graduate credit at the institution where taken,
  6. Letter graded B or better,
  7. Earned within the pasts five years,
  8. Applicable toward a graduate degree at the institution where taken, and
  9. Earned in courses taught by members of that institution’s graduate faculty.

Students must provide the following information to the Graduate College during the admissions process for graduate course credits to be evaluated for transfer credit:

  1. Official Transcript
  2. Syllabus from course(s) to be evaluated for transfer credit, from the term the course was completed
  3. COB Graduate Transfer Credit Form

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.

Completion Requirements

Admitted students will need to earn a C or better in all of the certificate courses. And, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be awarded the certificate.

Complete a minimum of 9 credit hours as follows:

Required Courses

Complete the following courses for a total of 6 hours:

Elective Courses

Choose one of the following courses for a total of 3 hours:

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