Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is designed for students interested in gaining essential analytical skills to make data-driven business decisions by capitalizing on rich data resources. This certificate provides professional-level education in leveraging big data through advanced analytical tools such as data visualization, predictive modeling, and machine learning/artificial intelligence.

This certificate is a stand-alone credential or can be combined with the MaineMBA; graduate-level courses taken in the certificate may transfer to the MaineMBA, upon admission.

 

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Curriculum

Business Foundation Course

Prior coursework with a grade of B- or better in an undergraduate-level statistics course covering topics through linear regression is required. Students without foundation coursework will take one additional online course to fulfill this requirement prior to taking any Business Analytics courses.

Required Courses* 

The following courses are required (6 credits):

  • BUA 680: Foundations of Business Intelligence and Analytics (3 credits)
  • BUA 681: Data Management & Business Analytics (3 credits)

Electives

Choose three electives (9 credits):

  • Information Visualization
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics and Applications
  • Data Pre-Processing for Business Analytics
  • Business Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis

* Students who have completed equivalent course work in the past may substitute this core course with an additional selection from the analytics electives.


Admissions

Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college of university
  • Prior coursework with a grade of B- or better in an undergraduate-level statistics course covering topics through linear regression is required. Students without foundation coursework will take one additional online courses to fulfill this requirement prior to taking any Business Analytics courses.

Application Materials

When you are ready to apply, please first review these application instructions. Then submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all other colleges/universities attended
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation are NOT required. However, please include the contact information for two professional or academic references on your resume or send them in an email to the Maine Business School
  • International students must meet the Graduate School TOEFL requirement

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics online with UMaine? Contact Julia Van Steenberghe, MBS Recruitment and Engagement Specialist, at 207.780.4404 or at julia.van@maine.edu.

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Faculty

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