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Business Analytics

Graduate Certificate

US News and World Report - best grad business degree 2022

Business analytics is the combination of skills, technologies, applications, and processes used by organizations to gain data-driven insights. These insights can be used to aid decision-making across functions including finance, marketing, and operations.

The IU Online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate provides working professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for contemporary business analytics. It is geared toward entry- to middle-level management and technology professionals.

As a student in the program, you learn how to use data to detect trends, predict the most-likely scenarios, and make optimal decisions about everything from daily operations to high-level strategies. You also learn how to solve complex problems using analysis programs and software, as well as understand, design, and utilize analytical models. The curriculum combines practical technology, applications, and processes to provide valuable insights and to drive data-oriented decisions.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics prepares you for such careers as:

  • Business analyst 
  • Brand analytics manager 
  • Web metrics analyst 
  • Management analyst 
  • Data scientist 
  • Big data analytics specialist 
  • Research analyst 
  • Data analyst 
  • Supply chain manager 
  • Market research analyst 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you must complete 12 credit hours of core business analytics courses.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online MBA or the MS in Business Analytics, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement of what you want to achieve in this program, in 500 words or less
  • Letter of recommendation 


BUEX-C 531Predictive Analytics/Data Mining3 Credits
BUEX-C 533Data Warehousing & Visualization3 Credits
BUEX-C 534Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics3 Credits
BUEX-C 535Developing Value through Business Analytics Applications3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1521.45
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4564.35

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1521.45
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4564.35
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