Are you looking to build a foundation for making sound business judgments and decisions? Or maybe you are looking to succeed as a manager in virtually any department of a company, and want to have the ability to understand not only your job, but also the jobs of those around you. If any of these statements resonate with you, then you should consider Isenberg’s Certificate in Business Analytics.
If you are considering applying to the Isenberg MBA, all of the certificate credits will transfer toward your MBA. Note: SCH-MGMT 650 and SCH-MGMT 602 will count as core courses towards your MBA and SCH-MGMT 710 as an elective course. All certificate credits will also count towards a 45-credit MBA degree with a Focus in Business Analytics.
Earn your online certificate in 15 credits at the graduate-level: 9 core course credits (listed below) and any combination of 6 credits of electives.
Core Courses (9 credits , 3 credits each):
SCH-MGMT 710 - Data Management for Business Leaders
SCH-MGMT 650 - Business Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
SCH-MGMT 602 - Business Intelligence and Analytics
Electives (6 credits):
Note: Any 1, 2 or 3 credit hour course offered by the Isenberg School of Management or another school/college at UMass Amherst (see list of possible courses below) that have an appropriate focus are eligible to count as elective credit towards a Certificate in Business Analytics.
Deterministic Models – Business Process Optimization (3-Credits)
Quality Analytics (1 or 2-Credits)
Rethinking eCommerce: Intro to Digital Business Strategy and Metrics (3-Credits)
Social Media Management, Leadership, and Strategies (2-Credits)
Sport Analytics (3-Credits)
Six Sigma: Business Process Change (1-Credit)
Six Sigma: Methodology (1-Credit)
Six Sigma and Lean Process Improvement: Transforming Data into Information (1-Credit)
Modeling Emergence (3-Credits)
Web Analytics and SEO (3-Credits)
HOW TO APPLY
You must apply for acceptance to the Business Analytics certificate. 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:
Personal statement (a brief 1 page statement describing your goals and why you want to pursue the Certificate)
Certificate classes are $900 per credit and the total cost of the 15-credit certificate is $13,500.
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.