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Why ODU for a Business Analytics Graduate Certificate?

Big data is an essential part of making sound business decisions. Learn how to mine this vast resource with our graduate certificate in business analytics and big data.

You'll get a background in some of the basic statistical and modeling/optimization tools used in business analytics. You'll also gain a working knowledge of databases and big data analysis.

Take this business analytics graduate certificate alone or as part of ODU's MBA program.

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Required Courses

  • 15 credit hours (six courses):
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Statistics for Managers
    • Multivariate Statistical Methods for Business
    • Advanced Business Analytics/Big Data Applications
    • Database Management Systems
    • Prescriptive Analytics of Management Science OR Simulation Modeling for Business Systems

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$551 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Fall 2020 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Business Analytics

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

An appropriate undergraduate degree is required to be admitted to this business analytics graduate certificate program.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

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Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.