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Business Analytics Certificate

In today's world, every organization is looking for ways to make better business decisions. Professionals with training and expertise in business analytics know how to take a data-driven approach to find solutions in every industry.

Ranked top five in the U.S. for business analytics, the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business offers a 100% online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate that teaches professionals how to prepare, analyze, and interpret data to move business into the future.

Designed for professionals in any industry, the Business Analytics Graduate Certificate is a flexible, online graduate certificate program that allows you to set your own pace. Balance work, life, and other commitments while earning an in-demand credential that you can apply toward a master's degree.

Certificate At a Glance

  • Format: 100% online
  • Courses:
    • Four courses total
    • Take up to two courses a semester
    • Asynchronous, with live weekly office hours
  • Time commitment: ~12 - 15 hours/week of lectures and coursework

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The certificate consists of four courses taken one course at a time for seven weeks, allowing you to earn your certification in as little as two semesters.

Data Analytics for Managers (MGT 6213), 3 credits
Sridhar Narasimhan, Gregory J. Owens Professor of Information Technology Management
Take a foundational course that introduces key tools in business analytics.

Machine Learning for Business (MGT 6452), 3 credits
Lizhen Xu, Associate Professor of IT Management
Apply machine learning tools to improve organizational effectiveness.

Business Data Preparation and Visualization (MGT 6655), 3 credits
Mingfeng Lin, Associate Professor of Information Technology Management
Gain an understanding of the principles and tools of data visualization.

Analysis of Unstructured Data (MGT 8813), 3 credits
Robbie Moon, Thomas R. Williams – Wells Fargo Professor of Management
Learn the fundamentals of working with unstructured data for business applications.

Career Impact

Gain knowledge and skills to advance or pivot your career in a rapidly evolving global business environment that has an increasing demand for data-savvy leaders. You’ll walk away with actionable skills in:

  • How to analyze data to find solutions that will improve business intelligence and decision-making
  • Machine learning methods to identify patterns and enhance organizational efficiency
  • Visually communicating business data to analyze long-term predictions
  • Gaining insight and best practices to use data analytics tools to organize, structure, and receive value from unstructured data

94% percent of enterprises say data and analytics are important to their business growth (MicroStrategy). In fact, the big data and business analytics market is projected to reach $684 billion by 2030 (Valuates).  

Whether it's as a business analyst, consultant, project manager, or researcher, this certificate is ideal for professionals in all industries who work with data or plan to pivot into such a role. You’ll learn how to translate data into action, solve problems, and drive success for your organization.

Upon completion of the certificate, students can apply select credits earned toward a Georgia Tech Full-time MBA, Evening MBA, or Online M.S. in Analytics.

Application Process

  • Application standard deadline: August 15, 2022
  • Application final deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Classes start: January 9, 2023
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Work experience strongly preferred
  • No GMAT/GRE test requirement
  • Georgia Tech online graduate admissions application:
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • Two letters of recommendation (names and email addresses of recommendation providers)
  • International applicants: English language proficiency

Note: Currently enrolled Georgia Tech graduate students are not eligible to apply

Tuition and Fees

  • Georgia residents: $7,032 total ($586/credit hour, excluding fees)
  • Non-residents: $14,580 total ($1,215/credit hour, excluding fees)
  • $107 technology fee per semester

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As data continues to evolve, the reliance the global business world has on analytics will only grow. Become a part of the evolution and make a difference in the future of business by earning your certification.

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