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.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is offered 100% online. 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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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics 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 courses to fulfill this requirement prior to taking any Business Analytics courses. 

Two Required Courses* (6 credits):

  • BUA 680 Foundations of Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • BUA 681 Data Management & Business Analytics 

Three Business Analytics 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.

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Admission Requirements

All applicants should submit:

  • Completed online application
  • Contact information for two professional recommendations
  • Transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • $35 application fee

International students will also submit:

International applicants should also review the Office of International Programs page for more information on Visas, financial statements, and other requirements, or to contact an international student advisor. International three-year degree holders are considered for admission to the Graduate School of Business. All applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. Three-year degree holders are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Professional Recommendations

Recommenders should be able to comment on your academic strengths, work ethic, responsibilities, accomplishments, career advancement, managerial experience, or ability to be successful in the MaineMBA.

Application Fees

Application fees are waived for:

Need-based application fee waivers are not available.