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Business Analytics Certificate

Build your competitive advantage by mastering the art of decision making by analyzing the information and analytics that matter most.

Why Earn a Business Analytics Graduate Certificate?

The online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate will prepare students to strengthen the decision-making processes through data analysis. This program offers a tight integration of the science and technology underlying business analytics to solve key business problems in the areas of operations management, sales, marketing, finance, and economics. Graduates will have the ability to strengthen their competitive position, achieve operational efficiency and anticipate trends in the marketplace.

Business analysts harness the power of mathematics, amplified by information technology, to extract knowledge from data. By using data mining and statistics, analysts provide decision makers with information to make better decisions. Managers and executives solve business problems and exploit business opportunities based on knowledge, creating competitive advantages. Business analytics can be used to identify high-value or high-risk customers, analyze consumer preferences, determine credit risk, and detect fraud, among other things.

Gain personal development, better career opportunities and enhance your knowledge to prepare for your career as a business leader.

 

Degrees & Offerings

Business Analytics

Master's
  Online

The curriculum of the Business Analytics specialization or certificate spans the full cycle of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to optimize business processes in manufacturing, customer relationship management and supply chain management. Graduates will lead organizations to achieve operational efficiency, anticipate trends in the marketplace and strengthen their competitive position.

Students need to meet prerequisite requirements to be eligible for the advanced courses in this certificate program. These courses include undergraduate coursework in statistics, calculus, and information systems. The Beacom School of Business offers these courses both as online undergraduate courses and online graduate-level foundations courses. Challenge exams are also available.

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For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to USD Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

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Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in economics and decision sciences.
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Economics & Decision Sciences

Analyzing and applying data is both one of the greatest opportunities and challenges modern business professionals face, and USD's Division of Economics and Decision is there to help you embrace that challenge head on.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Economics and Decisions Sciences Division. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in public policy, labor, micro- and macroeconomics and much more.
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Thomas Tiahrt

Interim Chair
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Mike Allgrunn

Professor
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Kathryn Birkeland

Assoc Dean, School of Business
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Chad Birger

Instructor
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Bart Hanus

Assistant Prof. Decision Scien
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Alice Liu

Asst. Professor of Finance
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Tom Martin

Instructor Op Mgmnt
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Reed Muehler

Visiting Instructor
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Dan Tracy

Professor
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Sebastian Wai

Assistant Professor
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Mandie Weinandt

Director of CTL

Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
Resident & WRGP
MN Residents
Non-Resident
Tuition (9 cr.)
3061.35
4398.75
5886.45
Fees (9 cr.)
497.7
497.7
497.7
Books (estimate)
360
360
360

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This is an estimate tuition rate* per credit hour and other factors such as special fees associated with your program may change the cost of tuition. Tuition rates are subject to change. 

If you are wondering about how to pay for graduate school, there are additional funding options to consider.

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