Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Online

Accelerate your development as an in-demand data expert. Gain relevant, practical experience using analytical approaches to make informed business decisions.

Apply by: 1/3/23
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Learn how the UIS Online Business Analytics Certificate can advance your career

Total Tuition $4,410*
Duration As few as 3 months
Credit Hours 9

Sharpen your skills at the intersection of business and technology with the online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from the University of Illinois Springfield. With data-savvy professionals in such high demand, advancing your ability to convert raw data into actionable insights can be a tremendous benefit to both your organization and your career.

The 100 percent online coursework for our Business Analytics Certificate is taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus, and our innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning in skill areas like database design theory. This affordable pathway to increased earning potential and career advancement allows you to gain experience utilizing Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database System to drive effective decision-making for any organization.

Graduates of the online Business Analytics certificate will:

  • Explore the concepts, processes and techniques for comprehension and evaluation of data mining for effective decision-making
  • Learn database design theory and development techniques focused on relational databases, including data modeling theories, theory implementation in CASE tools and data manipulation
  • Explore the concepts, processes and techniques for comprehension and evaluation of data mining for effective decision-making
  • Learn database design theory and development techniques focused on relational databases, including data modeling theories, theory implementation in CASE tools and data manipulation

Career opportunities:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical/Business Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical/Business Architect
  • Software Developer

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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UIS offers a variety of technology programs. Check out all of our online technology programs.

Total Tuition $4,410*
Duration As few as 3 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

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The University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, contact the Higher Learning Commission at hlcommission.org/.

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Tuition

Advance you career for less with our affordable tuition

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,470 per course based on a semester fee schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,410
Per Credit Hour $490
*Total cost is estimated at $1,470 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,410*
Per Credit Hour $490

Calendar

Add these important dates to your calendar

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2022-2nd Half10/17/2210/3/2210/9/2210/13/2210/14/2212/10/228 weeks
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23

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Admissions

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA

Courses

View the skills you will explore in the Business Analytics Certificate

For the online Business Analytics Certificate program, you must complete 3 courses totaling 9 credit hours.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing information in organizations. Fundamental concepts of systems and information are covered. Topics include computer-based information systems, user requirements, and analysis and specification of systems requirements, life cycle, and security. Course Information: Open to non-majors. Access to the internet is required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Database design theory and development techniques are covered where the main focus is on the relational databases. Topics discussed include data modeling theories (entity-relationship diagrams) and theory implementation in CASE tools, data definition language to create physical databases in commercially available RDBMS such as Oracle 9i, data manipulation language and Structured Query language (SQL) to manage data within the database, client/server, distributed and Internet databases architectures, form and report design using Microsoft Access database. The main goal is to train the students to assume roles such as database analyst/designer or administrator throughout their professional career. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligible. Access to the internet is required. Prerequisite: MIS 513 (may be taken concurrently).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth knowledge of several data mining concepts, processes, and techniques including both supervised and unsupervised techniques. Comprehension, application and evaluation of the data mining techniques will develop the expertise to analyze data for better decision-making. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MIS 542.
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