Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management Online

Upskill and advance with in-demand business intelligence and data analytics abilities applicable to a wide range of industries.

Apply by: 7/30/22
Start Class: 9/2/22
Overview

Build new skills quickly in our Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management online

$3,924 Total Tuition
5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management online program at Fitchburg State University empowers you with in-demand skillsets in one of the nation’s fastest-growing employment sectors. Learn how to manage data analytics projects and extract actionable insights, with a firm understanding of legal, social, and ethical issues concerning data usage.

Along with completion in as few as five months, this online business analytics graduate certificate program provides an ideal stepping stone toward earning your Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics Management, which also is available 100% online. All nine credit hours from the certificate program can be applied toward the MBA program. Whether you're looking to add to your expertise or start an MBA, this certificate complements any career goals.

Online courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus, many of whom are working professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for business analysts nationwide is expected to grow by as much as 25% through 2030.

Upon program completion, you will be prepared with advanced analytics skills and tactics to pursue senior-level roles such as:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer

In this online program, you will:

  • Lead a turnkey analytics initiative from designing program objectives through implementation and maintenance
  • Use data visualization and industry-trending tools to analyze data and communicate insights to diverse stakeholders
  • Gain an understanding of national and international use of business analytics by exploring technological advances and emerging issues, including legal, social, and ethical ramifications
  • Lead a turnkey analytics initiative from designing program objectives through implementation and maintenance
  • Use data visualization and industry-trending tools to analyze data and communicate insights to diverse stakeholders
  • Gain an understanding of national and international use of business analytics by exploring technological advances and emerging issues, including legal, social, and ethical ramifications

Upon program completion, you will be prepared with advanced analytics skills and tactics to pursue senior-level roles such as:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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Fitchburg State offers a variety of specialized graduate certificate options. Check out all of our online graduate certificates or discover our highly specialized MBA online degree programs.

$3,924 Total Tuition
As few as 5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

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Tuition

Invest in your future wisely with our low-cost tuition

Our online graduate certificate program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$3,924 Total Tuition
$436 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$3,924 Total Tuition
$436 Per credit hour
Calendar

Take note of these important deadlines

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

7/30/22 Apply Date
9/2/22 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Fall A9/2/227/30/228/8/228/15/228/22/228/23/228/25/2210/21/22
Fall B10/27/229/19/229/30/2210/7/2210/17/2210/18/2210/20/2212/15/22

Now enrolling:

7/30/22 Apply Date
9/2/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

See how to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management online

At Fitchburg State, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. We accept international evaluations from any NACES or AICE members or the Center for Educational Documentation (CED).

(https://www.naces.org/members or https://aice-eval.org/endorsed-members)

The following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or [email protected].

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

Build key skills in your business analytics graduate certificate online courses

For the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 3 courses covering 9 credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
To develop practical skills using Tableau, one of the most widely used data visualization software tools on the market. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to data literacy and quantitative skills using Tableau. It covers data fundamentals, statistical thinking, and communicating with data by creating and interpreting data visualizations to make business decisions. This course provides a mixture of lectures, tutorial reviews, group discussions, individual assignments using business cases, and an end-of-course exam. It is not expected that students will have previous knowledge of Tableau, data science, or analytics techniques.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course centers on the significance of qualitative analysis, ethics, and law in business analytics. Topics include social networking, the ethics of social media research, and qualitative research methodology for online communities. The class also engages topics such as: uses and misuses of artificial intelligence, how personal data is recorded, analyzed, used and sold; the ethics of big data analytics, networks of control, profiling, discrimination, structural violence, human rights, international affairs, cyberattacks, terrorism, domestic and international politics, economy, forced consent, EU legislation, and other relevant topics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
To stay competitive, businesses need to engage in data analytics. This course offers students an overview of employing analytics in business and provides a roadmap for defining and running business analytics projects. This course provides a mixture of lectures, readings, group discussions, and business case analysis. It is not expected that students will have previous data science or analytics knowledge.

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