Business Analytics 2018-01-18T21:24:22+00:00

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from Iowa State University equips business professionals with the basic analytic concepts and techniques necessary in various areas of business such as marketing, supply chain, operations, forensics, and risk management. This will allow business analysts, analytic systems designers, and data scientists to help improve business performance.

The program will address the challenges of dealing with issues of “big data” and its analysis to extract actionable insights. Students will have a foundation in data management, business analytics, modeling (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive), and communicating through data visualization.

The Business Analytics Graduate Certificate may be completed online, in Des Moines or on campus in Ames.

The Business Analytics Graduate Certificate consists of a minimum of 12 approved graduate credits. Students must maintain a grade average of 3.0 or higher. This graduate certificate may be earned either before, after, or concurrently with a master’s or doctoral degree. At least 3 credits may not be used to satisfy any other degree requirements.

Admission to the Business Analytics Graduate Certificate program is contingent upon satisfying the following requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Business, STEM or related field
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units of study
  • Completed a college-level statistics course with a minimum grade of 3.00 at an accredited college or university within the last five years
  • Post-undergraduate work experience of two or more years

International applicants are also required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

How to Apply

Current Iowa State University Graduate Students

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Previous Iowa State University Graduate Students

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Non-degree Seeking Students

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International applicants who are not one of the above

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REQUIRED CORE COURSES (3 credits)
MIS 536 – Business Analytics Foundation*

SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSES (minimum 9 credits)
MIS 533 – Data Management for Decision Makers
MIS 532 – Advanced Business Software Development
MIS 539 – Topics in Management Information Systems (if topic approved)
MIS 541x – Analytics in the Insurance Sector
MIS 544X – Social Media Analytics*
MIS 546 – Advanced Business Analytics*
MIS (MKT) 568X – Marketing Analytics
MIS 515X – Business Data*
STAT 526 – Applied Statistics Modeling*
STAT 528X – Data Visualization and Communication*
STAT 451 – Applied Time Series
IE 583 – Knowledge Discovery*
* Available online

Students are required to submit a Program of Study listing courses taken for the certificate.

To receive your Certificate:  Submit the Certificate Completion form after your course work is complete or during the term of your last course.