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Why Choose Business Analytics?

The business world is increasingly using data to drive decision making. A certificate in business analytics will help you better understand business operations, predict customer demands, monitor production, and improve efficiency and quality. Our innovative programs are taught by dedicated faculty and provide unique learning opportunities with the business community in the Dayton region. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a certificate in business analytics can enhance your existing skills and help advance your career.

Business Analytics Concentrations and Certificate
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McKinsey, Gartner, and other research firms report that the U.S. could face a shortage of 190,000 individuals who possess business analytic skills and an additional 1.5 million managers with the skill set to implement the results. Average salaries of business analytics positions range between $75,000 and $88,000 with a bachelor’s degree and go above $90,000 with a master’s degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and

Our alumni work at:

  • 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)
  • WinWholesale
  • 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
  • Information Technology Management
  • IT Operations Analytics
  • Database Management or Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer User Support
  • IT Support
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Material Planning Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Procurement Manager
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Inventory Control Administrator
  • Supply Chain Business Analyst

Real-World Experience

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Classes are focused on experiential learning, allowing students to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. We encourage our students to take an internship during their summer semesters. Internships are coordinated through the college’s career management office, which makes sure you are aware of hiring information and job and internships announcements.

Academics and Curriculum

View Business Analytics Certificate program requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Students who are currently studying or have graduated with a business degree from an AACSB-accredited college of business are eligible to apply. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration may also apply but may be required to complete the prerequisites to the courses chosen in the certificate program. For current Wright State students, please complete the Business Analytics Certificate application form (PDF), and return it to If you are not a current student, please first submit the application in the Admissions Portal and select your student type as non-degree seeking, and then complete the Business Analytics Certificate application form (PDF) and return it to

Program Outcomes

This certificate features multidisciplinary courses focused on the practical skills and concepts important to understanding business analytics. The skills you learn in this certificate will allow you to analyze data, extract relevant and valuable information, and influence decision making through powerful and interactive visualization and data communication.


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