Graduate Certificate: Business Analytics


Learn more about the graduate certificate in Business Analytics.

About the Certificate

The graduate certificate in Business Analytics, which is offered by the Department of Statistics, Operations and Data Science in the Fox School, is designed to foster deep analytical skills and the know-how needed to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. Students are prepared to:

  • understand descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics; recognize when each is appropriate; and understand the fundamental methods and techniques used in each;
  • understand the applications, assumptions and limitations of business-analytic models and techniques;
  • develop expertise in the use and application of analytical tools and software;
  • obtain information and insight from datasets of varying complexity; and
  • effectively communicate insights and results of analyses in relevant managerial terms.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the Fox School's admissions advisor for more information.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Students are accepted into the certificate program in both the Fall and Spring terms.

APPLY ONLINE to this certificate program.

Bachelor's Degree: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English.

Statement of Goals: In 250 words or less, describe your goals and motivations for pursuing this certificate program.

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12

Required Courses:

Core Courses
STAT 5001Quantitative Methods for Business3
STAT 5602Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion3
Select two from the following:6
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
Experiments: Knowledge by Design
Decision Models: From Data to Decisions
Data: Care, Feeding, and Cleaning in Python
Advanced Business Analytics
Total Credit Hours12

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

329 Speakman Hall

1810 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:

Academic Director:

Eric Eisenstein

527 Alter Hall


Course Registration:

Rachel Carr

Senior Associate Director for Specialized Master's Programs