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 their 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.

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).

Required Courses (12 credits)

    *MBA 504 Probability and Statistics for Business Decision Making
     MBA 676 Data Management & Business Analytics
     MBA 677 Information Visualization
     MBA 699 Data Mining

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.

As of September 1, 2019, USM has placed a hold on admissions to the Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Analytics. At that point applications will be accepted through the University of Maine for a certificate offered in Portland, Orono and online.  Review of applications after September 1, 2019, for Spring and Fall 2020 will be conducted at the University of Maine.  For more information, please see Maine MBA or contact Maine Business School at 207-581-1968 or mbs@maine.edu.

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 699 Data Mining.