Business Analytics is a discipline that integrates business strategy with various aspects of data science. Toward this end, the discipline relies heavily upon the theory and applications of: computer programming, economics, finance, information management, marketing, statistics, and operations research. It is through the integration of these disciplines that students acquire the necessary skillsets that enable them to engage in optimal business decision making, by employing rigorous analysis of complex data from both the public and private sectors. During this era of massively generated data (i.e., big data), individuals who are adept at compiling, cleaning, and analyzing such data for its predictive value are in high demand by both the public and private sectors.
The certificate program is a non-degree seeking program for professionals that need business analytics skills and tools for application at their work, or for those who want to add to their value.
The requirements to receive a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking student are:
Complete 15 hours consisting of five courses. All courses must be completed at OLLU; no course will be allowed to be transferred in for the certificate program.