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Do you want to learn how to work with data to develop better business insights? Or maybe you are looking to enhance your career opportunities by gaining an understanding of business analytics? Organizations in all industries are generating large amounts of data, every day, and are looking for business professionals who can analyze that data and help improve business efficiency, financial performance, and make better strategic decisions. If any of these statements resonate with you, then you should consider Isenberg’s Certificate in Business Data Analytics. You will learn how to retrieve and manipulate data, and then visualize and analyze using the latest industry tools.

If you are considering applying to the Isenberg Online MBA or the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA), course credits will transfer toward your degree. For the Isenberg Online MBA, SCH-MGMT 650 transfers as a core class, and the remaining 3 certificate courses would apply to a focus area in Business Analytics within the Online MBA. For the MSBA, all course credits will transfer towards your degree.



Earn your certificate in 12 credits at the graduate-level by completing two core courses and two elective courses:

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • SCH-MGMT 601 Data Management for Business Leaders (3 credits)
  • SCH-MGMT 602 Business Intelligence and Analytics (3 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • SCH-MGMT 609 Business Application Development w/Python (3 credits)
  • SCH-MGMT 650 Business Statistics (3 credits) 
  • SCH-MGMT 655 Data Mining in Business (3 credits) Prerequisite: 650
  • SCH-MGMT 656 Project Management (3 credits)
  • SCH-MGMT 657 Data Science in Business (3 credits)


Please fill out your Certificate Eligibility Form and submit it to your advisor once you have registered for your last certificate class. 

HOW TO APPLY You may begin the program in fall, spring or summer. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or be currently enroll


You may begin the program in fall, spring or summer. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or be currently enrolled in their final semester.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement (a brief 1 page statement describing your goals and why you want to pursue the Certificate)
  • For Non-Native English Speakers Only: English Language Proficiency Scores



Certificate classes are $925 per credit and total tuition of the 12-credit certificate is $11,100. Books, supplies, and registration fee are additional.

We encourage you to speak to your employer about tuition reimbursement if there is a tuition assistance program available. Enrolling in higher education courses increases your value to your employer, and as a result, can help increase your job stability and career trajectory at your company.

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UMass Amherst accepts students from all 50 states into online programs and classes. The University of Massachusetts Amherst operates distance education classes and programs for out-of-state students under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). California does not participate in the Agreement but allows all public institutions to offer distance education to its residents.

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