School of Business

Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Analytics

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Analytics prepares students to leverage data to create more efficient business processes and more accurate performance reporting – students learn how to handle and analyse big data to help therif companies better compete in the global marketplace.  If you have a penchant for business analysis, statistics, modeling or information systems you may wish to consider this certificate.

Students complete fifteen credits of study including twelve credits of required coursework and three credits of elective coursework, selected from a list of approved courses.

Required Courses (12 credits)

    *MBA 504 Probability and Statistics for Business Decision Making
     MBA 676 Data Management & Business Analytics
     MBA 677 Information Visualization
     MBA 678 Predictive Analytics

Elective Courses (3 credits – choose one)
     MBA 669 Advanced Marketing Research
     MBA 670 Management Science
     MBA 672 Supply Chain Management
     MBA 675 Production Operations Management
     MPH 677 Regression Models in Health Sciences

*Students who have successfully completed a statistics course that covers through multiple regression may waive MBA 504; in which case, the certificate may be completed with the remaining 12 credit hours.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with a recommended, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for admission to a business graduate certificate program. Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation in the MBA program. Student who later apply and are admitted to the MBA, may count some or all certificate courses toward the MBA (if the final grade is B (3.0) or higher).

Please visit USM Admissions for information on the graduate certificate program application process.

MBA 504 Probability and Statistics for Business Decision Making (or equivalent statistics course through mupltiple regression) is a prerequisite to MBA 676 Data Management & Business Analytics. 

MBA 676 Data Management & Business Analytics is a prerequisite for MBA 677 Information Visualization and MBA 678 Predictive Analytics.