Certificate in Business Analytics

Build new techniques for processing and analyzing data with our graduate certificate in business analytics

Are you looking to pursue a career related to data? Do you want to join a future-focused field with a growing demand for professionals? The East Carolina University online business analytics certificate can help you get there.

Data plays such a crucial role in today’s evolving business world. As data grows exponentially, companies of all sizes need employees who can interpret the data and improve operations, increase sales, and retain customers.

In as little as one year, learn to identify data trends, patterns, and root causes. Enhance your resume and fuel your career with the business analytics certificate—a great addition to any master’s or bachelor’s degree, making you more competitive in the job market. Plus, students who successfully complete the ECU business analytics certification program can waive the entrance exam admissions requirement for our MBA and MSA programs.

Become a data-driven leader on your schedule

ECU offers the graduate certificate in business analytics fully online, giving busy professionals the flexibility to work while they advance their education. Virtually engage with faculty mentors in the ECU College of Business as you learn innovative new skills to meet the demand for strategic business analysts.

Why earn the business analytics certificate at East Carolina University?

Business data analysts are in high demand, growing exponentially over the past five years. Rise to the top of the digital revolution as a business leader with skills that can inform business decisions in the areas of marketing, human resources, finance, operations, and more. Add these valuable skills to your resume with ECU’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.

Future-focused coursework

Acquire advanced business analytics knowledge and data mining experience working with real business data sets.

High-demand skills

Master innovative techniques to analyze data inside and beyond the classroom.

Flexible, virtual format

Balance all your life demands and set your own pace with a fully online business analytics certification program.

Explore classes for the business analytics certification program

In the East Carolina University’s College of Business graduate business analytics certificate program, you’ll learn statistical and optimization skills necessary to analyze a wide range of data. Graduates demonstrate proficiency with social, legal, and ethical issues related to business analytics. You’ll also explore foundational statistical and quantitative skills, as well as get technical experience with data mining and analytics tools.

Gain this powerful knowledge at your own pace and in a setting that is best for you with our online business analytics certificate coursework—you don’t have to put your life on hold to get a career edge.

Complete the business analytics certification program through the following courses:

  • Data Management
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Statistics for Business Analytics
  • Data Mining

Hear from business analytics certificate program graduates

“With The Business Analytics Certificate, I was equipped with hands-on graduate level experience in sought after skills such as data management, business intelligence, statistical analysis, and predictive analytics. I was exposed to industry leading data management platforms, data science software, and database management systems. Largely in today’s business world, data is treated as an asset. And in many organizations, data is the most critical asset. The Business Analytics Certificate provided a foundation of the most essential data disciplines you will encounter. The knowledge and experience gained from the program has been leveraged in my resume and interviews, which led to the opportunities I continue to have as a data management professional.”

—Todd Vlk, Business Analytics Certificate ’18
Sr. Data Quality Analyst, Phreesia

What can you do with your graduate certificate in business analytics?

The job market for professionals with business analytics skills is very strong. More than 90% of the data currently held in corporate data warehouses was generated in the past two years. Organizations need well-trained analysts to increase efficiencies and improve earnings.

Developed to equip you with a dynamic skill set

Leading recruiters of data analysts helped develop the ECU business analytics certificate, assuring that the coursework encompasses strategies and insights to take you to the next level as a leader who can meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Where are students working after they complete the business analytics certification program?

Business analysts add value to companies and organizations in nearly every field—medicine, technology, retail, real estate, and more. The demand for business analysts has grown, and according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, available jobs will continue to increase.

For example, employment of market research analysts is projected to grow 22% through 2030, much faster than the average for all jobs. In addition, careers in management analytics are projected to grow 14% over the next decade.

Completing your online business analytics certificate is a strategic step in advancing your career, optimizing your skills, and standing out to employers.

Get started on your business analytics certificate

Take the next step toward earning your graduate certificate in business analytics. We have the resources to answer all your questions and help you get started.

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Accreditation for the ECU College of Business

Since 1967, East Carolina University’s College of Business has been AACSB accredited. Only about 5% of the world’s business schools have earned this distinction, meeting the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success.