Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis

A key facilitator within any organization, the business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems. The Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis program focuses on both the technical and managerial aspects of software development that are required knowledge for successful business analysts, systems analysts, project analysts, project managers, software engineers, or quality assurance analysts.

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis, the student must complete the four required SEIS graduate courses (12 graduate semester credits) with a GPA of 2.7 or better.

NOTE: Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis to continue in the Master of Science degree.

Current and inactive students who enrolled in this program prior to fall 2018 may opt to remain with the graduate program requirements from their current catalog, or move forward to the newest graduate program requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis.

[3 Credits]

Prerequisite: None

The course provides an introduction to concepts and techniques used in field of data analytics and visualization. Data analytics is defined to be the science of examining raw data with the purpose of discovering knowledge by analyzing current and historical facts. Insights discovered from the data are then communicated using data visualization. Topics covered in the course include predictive analytics, pattern discovery, and best practices for creating effective data visualizations. Through practical application of the above topics, students will also develop proficiency in using analytics tools.

  1. A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). 
  2. An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7. (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)

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