Business and Data Analytics Certificate
Influence data-driven decisions with a Business and Data Analytics certificate from Mercer University
Today’s employers seek candidates with the ability to use sophisticated software and probability concepts to translate data into actionable business decisions. As organizations navigate the dynamic world and technology of the 21st century, business analytics professionals are more important than ever for organizations to manage, understand, and effectively use data.
When you earn a Business and Data Analytics graduate certificate from Mercer University, you will master the advanced skills to make data-driven decisions in marketing, management, finance, and data mining as an analytics professional. The Business and Data Analytics certificate courses will also prepare you to present data in professional reports and dashboards. Students in the Business and Data Analytics certificate program will learn from industry-expert faculty.
Format: On Campus • Start Term: January • Completion Time: 9 months
Admission Requirements for the Business and Data Analytics certificate
To be eligible for the Business and Data Analytics graduate certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a college or university accredited by an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with an acceptable level of scholarship. Learn More
International applicants must submit transcripts and academic records showing completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a foreign university. Mercer’s Office of Graduate Admissions evaluates international credentials in-house at no cost for applicants. Students must submit certified English translations of their academic records if the language of record on such documents is not English. Learn More
Your Business and Data Analytics certificate program experience
When you pursue the Business and Data Analytics certificate at Mercer, you will benefit from the support of a thriving community of peers, faculty, and alumni.
Learn through practical experience
The Business and Data Analytics graduate certificate program emphasizes experiential learning. Each of the Business and Data Analytics certificate courses integrate practical applications of the theories you learn so you are ready to make an impact as a business analytics professional.
Personalize your Business and Data Analytics certificate studies
Mercer is committed to ensuring you get the education you need to meet your career goals. Pursue the Business and Data Analytics graduate certificate as a stand-alone offering, or stack with other graduate certificates offered by the School of Business through the Master of Science in Integrative Business. Add to your toolkit with a graduate certificate in:
- Compliance, Regulation, and Analytics in Fintech
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Healthcare Management and Analytics
- Supply Chain Management
- Women in Leadership
Build specialized skills to enhance your resume—and your career—when you personalize your learning experience at Mercer.
Explore Business and Data Analytics certificate courses
The four Business and Data Analytics certificate courses will introduce you to advanced topics such as predictive and prescriptive analytics and develop skills to use statistical software for professional business reports.
Complete three foundational courses:
- BDA 600 Survey of Business Analytics: Learn about the general business framework and the role that business analytics plays in creating and implementing strategic decisions for growth and success.
- BDA 602 Statistics for Business Analytics: Gain practical skills in applying and interpreting statistics methods that will help inform sound business decisions. You’ll learn how to use analytical/statistical software such as Excel, R, and Python.
- BDA 611 Visual Reporting and Communication: Use Excel and other popular statistical software to visually represent data and results concisely in ways that are easy to understand by both upper and lower management, including members of non-analytics teams.
Choose one of the following electives to align your Business and Data Analytics certificate with your interests and goals:
- BDA 612 Management Analytics
- BDA 620 Data Mining
- BDA 622 Marketing Analytics
- BDA 632 Financial Analytics
View course descriptions for the Business and Data Analytics graduate certificate.
How earning a Business and Data Analytics certificate will advance your career
Whether you are a current analytics professional or are just beginning your journey, the Business and Data Analytics graduate certificate program will prepare you for your next career step.
Completing the Business and Data Analytics certificate program will enhance your resume and help you stand out among other candidates in today’s market. The real-world training and professional opportunities you will receive in the Business and Data Analytics certificate courses can give you skills and knowledge that go beyond what others might learn in an undergraduate business program.
Pairing a Business and Data Analytics certificate with your other credentials can lead to a rewarding career as a:
- Marketing data analyst
- Financial data analyst
- Business data analyst
- Data scientist
2023–2024 Tuition Rates
Per credit hour: $851
Per 3 hours: $2,553
Per 6 hours: $5,106
Per 9 hours: $7,659
Per 12 hours: $10,212
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