Advance your career by earning a graduate certificate in Business Analytics.

The certificate program, consisting of five courses (all offered online), focuses on the strategic role analytics plays in the modern organizational environment. Emphasis on the application of IT tools for business analytics and its alignment with organizational strategy, data-driven decision making, and the visualization of data analysis for presentation to key organizational stakeholders.

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Program Highlights

  • Challenging curriculum shaped by an advisory council of IT executives from major corporations.
  • Five course certificate program that can be completed 100% online in one year.
  • Top ranked quality online instruction recognized by U.S News & World Report.
  • Award winning Collat School of Business Faculty instructs every course.
  • Large network of IS professionals at your fingertips.
  • Active Association for Information Systems chapter open to UAB students.
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement to take your next step towards a rewarding career.
  • Reputable certificate from AACSB accredited business school.
  • Certificate can be applied towards UAB's top-ranked Master of Science Management Information Systems degree with five remaining courses, all 100% online, or an interdisciplinary graduate studies degree.

Completely Online Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a completely online offering designed for working professionals. The certificate consists of five courses with a seven-week format. Although intense, students only take one course at time, and over three semesters can complete the certificate requirements.


Our Information Systems Advisory Council, composed of IT executives from major corporations in our area, was instrumental in the development of the study embodied in this certificate and provide ongoing input to insure that we provide relevant and thorough preparation in each area of study.

The five courses in the certificate prepare students by covering fundamental analytics concepts; the extraction, transformation, and loading of data; the use of IT tools; and the strategic impact business analytics plays in modern business. Overall, the certificate emphasizes the application of IT tools for business analytics, and alignment with organizational strategy.

Courses Required for a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics 

  • IS 608 Desktop Analytics with IT Tools or MBA 662 Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers
  • IS 617 Data Science for Business
  • IS 619 Advanced Business Analytics
  • IS 651 Data Management & SQL for Analytics
  • IS 652 Data Visualization for Business

 See UAB graduate catalog for course descriptions.

Demand for Business Analytics

The overwhelming amounts of data that modern business collects generates unprecedented demand for individuals who can analyze data and gain insight into business operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects demand for professionals in this area to increase by 31% from 2019 - 2029.

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Visualize Data-Driven Solutions at Your Job in 7 Weeks or Less

"Data is the best storyteller as long as we are willing to listen," said Alicja Foksinska, who teaches students to tell stories with data in the Data Visualization for Business course and practices the craft herself at Protective Life. 
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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following admission criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent for international students (as evidenced by a credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES), with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who have a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 may be eligible based on work experience.
  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited university or equivalent for international students as evidenced by a credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES.
  • Current student in a UAB graduate program.

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Learn More

Want to learn more about Collat School of Business graduate programs? You can schedule a virtual meeting that works with your schedule, contact Brandon Cox, MBA at 205-270-5833 (text or call), or submit the following to receive more information.