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Analytics for Business Professionals

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Why Choose Analytics for Business Professionals?

Are you working in a role that demands more knowledge of analytics? Consider adding to your skill set through Wright State’s Analytics for Business Professionals graduate certificate program. Analytics is still an emerging science in business and industry. Many working professionals have not yet been trained in analyzing data available from multiple sources, including automated systems and social media. Acquire that knowledge and put yourself a step ahead in your career.

Credit Toward Master’s Degree Programs

Credits earned while completing this graduate certificate can count toward the completion of graduate degrees at the Raj Soin College of Business (RSCOB), including the Master of Science in Marketing Analytics and Insights, Master of Information Systems, and Master of Business Administration, programs. Earning this certificate will allow you direct admission into the corresponding master’s program. 

If you are already enrolled in one of these master’s degree programs, strategic selection of electives that include classes from the business analytics certificate curriculum provides compelling benefits: 

  • Certificate classes count toward electives for your degree
  • Certificate classes give you an additional educational qualification for your transcript and resume without requiring additional classes to be taken. In other words, as a separate program, you will have another completed graduate program under your belt without additional cost or coursework. 


The field of business analytics is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who manage the flow, transformation, and visualization of information increases. This graduate certificate prepares you for careers that require knowledge of how to manage and present information for major corporations and organizations.

Our alumni work at:

  • AES 
  • CareSource
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Crown Equipment
  • Dayton Freight
  • DP&L
  • Honda
  • J.B. Hunt
  • LexisNexis
  • Midmark
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • R&L Carriers
  • Seepex, Inc.
  • Sogeti
  • Speedway
  • Tata Consultant
  • Teradata
  • Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
  • WinSupply
  • US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.

Positions our alumni have held:

  • Business analyst or consultant
  • Computer applications and systems analytics
  • Data scientist
  • Financial analyst
  • Information technology management
  • IT operations analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Logistics analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Social media analyst
  • Supply chain business analyst


Real-World Experience

Classes are focused on experiential learning, allowing you to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. Since our program is geared toward working professionals, classes are focused on experiential learning with real-world experiences, case materials, and simulations taught by faculty and industry experts. You will learn alongside other business peers and leaders as you take the concepts you learn and apply them to real-world situations.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Analytics for Business Certificate information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


If you are interested in the analytics for a professional certificate, you will need:

  • A bachelor's degree in business or information technology-related field
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or a graduate GPA or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

There are no math or statistics prerequisites for this certificate program. 

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to have a minimum score of 79/120 (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a band 6 through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Current M.B.A. students in good standing can apply and will be automatically accepted into the program. The certificate can be applied to the interdisciplinary business concentration in the M.B.A. program.

Program Curriculum

In this program, you will pick three from the following courses:

  • MIS 7100 - Data Analytics for Businesses and Organizations
  • MIS 7300 - Enterprise Systems and Analytics
  • MIS 7600 - Business Data Visualization
  • MKT 7800 - Marketing Analytics
  • MKT 7820 - Marketing Analytics: Tools and Insights
  • MKT 7950 - Marketing Analytics: Big Data and Predictions

Each management information systems course requires a one-day residency on campus and five weeks of online learning while the marketing courses are a blend of face-to-face and online offerings. To graduate, you must earn a grade of B or better for all courses, with only one C allowed, and finish with an overall GPA of 3.0.


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