Business Analytics

Business Analytics Online Graduate Certificate

About Business Analytics

Learn skills to turn marketplace information into business success.

California University of Pennsylvania offers an online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. This 15-credit online certificate program is taught by Cal U's top MBA faculty and is designed for professionals in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

As a busy professional, you will benefit from the flexibility of the 100% online program to complete coursework at your convenience.  Business Analytics Certificate students complete four core courses and one elective course. 


Specialized:  Professionals who choose to complete the 100% online graduate certificate in business analytics gain specialized knowledge in the field, focusing on quantitative methods, forecasting and predictive modeling, business analytics for big data, and decision support systems. You'll learn in-demand skills that enable you to aggregate data into meaningful strategies for better business decisions.

Meeting demand: Data analysts are in demand to help today's business decision-makers turn data about customers, markets and more into profits and positive outcomes. Skills learned in your certificate program add an important credential to your resume and help to boost career opportunities.

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growth in employment for business analysts is predicted through 2024 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Certificate Benefits

Study business analytics in Cal U's 100% online graduate certificate program: Participate in courses anywhere, any time. Our in-depth courses in business analytics will equip you to:

  • Use data to make better business
  • Examine innovative methodologies to read and interpret business
  • Manage big data for supply chains and major companies.
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Graduate Outcomes

Top sources from the U.S. government to leading business publications predict strong career growth in business analytics. Prepare for this career path by completing an affordable 100% online certificate at Cal U in as little as 12 months.


Business Analytics Graduate Certificate Courses

100% online courses provide students a state-of-the-art program that develop skills in the growing field of data mining, data analysis and more.



Course Credits
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 782  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
MGT 783  Business and Analytics for Big Data 3
MGT 784  Decision Support Systems 3
Elective (choose one)  
MAT 603  Big Data Tools 3
MAT 604  Big Data Analytics 3
PSA 671  Advanced Multivariate Statistics 3
PSA 715  Advanced Time Series and Stochastic Processes 3
PSA 725  Data Mining & Simulation Modeling 3
Total 15

Prerequisite Course (if required): MAT 225 Business Statistics (3 credits)



Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

Provisional Admission:
Applicants who have provided unofficial documentation of test scores, prerequisite courses, transcripts or lack of letter(s) of recommendation may be admitted provisionally.

This policy also applies to undergraduate students who apply for graduate admission pending bachelor degree completion. Upon receipt of all official documents, a student will be changed from Provisional Admission to either Regular Admission or Conditional Admission. Provisional Admission students may take classes for one term but will not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

 Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

For additional information:
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 488,500 new jobs will be added in the computer and information technology field by 2024 due to a greater business focus on cloud computing, and the collection and storage of big data. That's a jump from 3.9 million to about 4.4 million jobs. Job growth for business analysts will be particularly strong in smaller consulting companies in information technology or human resources.

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Cal U offers various student clubs to promote business networking and leadership development: Economic Club, Finance Club, Student Marketing Association, Student Accounting Association and Leadership Club.

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Expert Faculty

MBA faculty represents a wide range of specialized expertise in business, ranging from new firm startups and entrepreneurship to U.S. and Chinese millennial e-shopping habits, HR management, cybersecurity and more. All MBA faculty members have earned their doctorates, and many have career experience in their fields.

MBA – Business Analytics Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. John Michaels

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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