Certificate in Business Analytics

Program Overview

The Certificate in Business Analytics is an intensive online program designed for business professionals and graduate students who want to transform terabytes of data into useful and timely business intelligence. Increase your impact at work and unlock new opportunities by developing your analytics skills.

Across a broad range of industries and roles, the ability to analyze data and communicate analytic insights is in high demand. Whether your career path is in marketing, operations, finance, strategy, international business or human resources, in the Business Analytics Certificate program you will learn how to use analytics to gain insights and make data-driven business decisions.  

This four-course (12 unit) program is taught by SJSU College of Business faculty.  The program consists of two required courses and two electives.* 

All students must complete: () indicates when each class is offered

In addition to selecting two out of the following three electives:

The program is designed with a flexible schedule ideal for working professionals. Each course, with the exception of the optional elective course BUS 260 Managerial Decision Analysis, is delivered asynchronously online, over an eight-week period. Courses can be taken in any order. Students can begin the certificate in fall or spring semester and complete it in less than one calendar year. **The optional elective BUS 260 Managerial Decision Analysis meets in the evenings and weekends and includes a mix of online and in-person classes.

To complete the certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the program as a whole. Only three units of "C" and 0 units of less than "C" coursework can be applied toward a certificate. Only three units of an entire program can be repeated (and can be repeated a single time only). If a course is repeated, both grades will be used in the computation of program GPA.

For students interested in pursuing an MBA from the Lucas Graduate School of Business, SJSU allows a transfer of up to 12 units for courses completed in the certificate or eligible graduate courses taken at another institution.

The completion of the certificate or any of its individual courses does not guarantee admission to the MBA program or eligibility to enroll in graduate courses outside of the certificate.

*Students who began work on the certificate prior to Fall 2022 may count BUS 235B and BUS 235D towards their certificate and are not subject to the requirement to take BUS 235E.

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