Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Gain high-demand analytics skills online or on campus by pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Jointly offered with SAS, a worldwide leader in data analytics software and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market, this certificate program allows students to differentiate themselves in the job market.

All courses are taught face-to-face on Radford University's campus with simultaneous online synchronous delivery for off-campus students. Additionally, there will be asynchronous components for each course.

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Certificate Curriculum Requirements

This certification can be achieved within the 36 required credit hours for the MBA program.

Students are required to take a total of 12 credit hours toward the completion of the certificate as follows:

9 required core credits (3 courses - 3 credits per course)

  • Business Analytics Foundations - MKTG 625
  • Predictive Analytics & Data Mining - MKTG 630
  • Financial Analytics: Applications for Data Analysis and Portfolio Construction - FINC 651

Then choose from one of the following elective credits (1 course - 3 credits)

  • Quantitative Methods - MGNT 622
  • Business Forecasting - ECON 694


Admissions Requirements

Students must have earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 to be able to apply for the certificate program.

Current graduate students must be in good standing to apply for the certificate program.

All students must also have:

  1. English language proficiency
  2. Demonstrated foundational knowledge in statistics (which can be met through equivalent coursework from an accredited university, completion of an online preparation course through the Radford University College of Business and Economics, or sufficient demonstration of knowledge through work experience).

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