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. 

Widely recognized and respected, Cal U's business administration program is currently seeking ACBSP accreditation.  

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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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14% 
growth in employment for business analysts is predicted through 2024 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
$250 million 
is being invested annually by the Department of Defense in order to equip military departments to manage big data.
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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.

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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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Networking

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.

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.

Curriculum

 

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
PSA 671 Advanced Multivariate Statistics OR PSA 715 Advanced Time Series and Stochastic Process OR PSA 725 Data Mining and 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
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

 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

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Email: calugo@calu.edu 
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

MBA – Business Analytics Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. M. Arshad Chawdhry
Professor
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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ismail M. Cole
Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. John Michaels
Professor

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts
Professor

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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