• Course Delivery
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  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Business Analytics

Graduate Certificate

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 purse the IU Online MBA, MS in Finance, or MS in Business Analytics, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the masters program.


  • C531Introduction to Business Analytics3 Credits
  • C533Data Warehousing & Visualization3 Credits
  • C534Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics3 Credits
  • C535Developing Value through Business Analytics Applications3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1145.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3435.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1145.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3435.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.