Business Analytics Certificate

The University of St. Francis Graduate Professional Certificate in Business Analytics

  • $399 credit hour
  • All credits earned can be used toward USF Master’s Degree programs
  • Online, convenient, supported learning


Graduate certificates are designed to enhance the credentials of the business professional. They can also be applied toward a graduate degree at a later date.

Business Analytics Certificate

Do you need to learn how to gather and use information for operational, tactical, and strategic decision making in organizations? The online Graduate Professional Certificate in Business Analytics offers in-depth approaches to data analytics processes, tools, and techniques used in data-driven business decision-making.

business analytics certificate programStudents will gain hands-on experience with a variety of analytical models and decision-support tools and to apply them to interlinked data-inputs and large data sets in financial services, operations, product innovations, technology deployment, and varied management contexts. Graduates of the program will be able to analyze data-driven business processes, select appropriate analytical methods to monitor and identify performance issues, and propose optimal data-based solutions.

The University of St. Francis’ online Graduate Professional Certificate in Business Analytics will provide you with the advanced analytical skills you need to succeed in higher-level positions.

As a private, nonprofit university, USF is designed to help you succeed. The benefits of earning your graduate certificate at USF include:

  • Affordability. The certificate has one of the most affordable tuition rates in the Midwest at less than $1200 a course.
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Convenience. Online classes are open 24 hours a day, designed to be convenient for you



Start with our free application online, provide an official transcript of your bachelor’s degree, and then register for courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.



To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.



Required courses (12 semester hours)

MBAD 637 Business Forecasting and Econometrics (3)

MBAD 638 Enterprise Resource Computing (3)

MBAD 639 Business Intelligence and Analytics (3)

MBAD 640 Data Mining (3)


Apply your certificate courses toward a Master’s Degree

Every course in the certificate program can be used toward earning a master’s degree at the University of St. Francis!