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Data drives decisions. Add analytics to your skill set.

A graduate certificate in business analytics can help you understand how to manage and use data in your career.

UAB's five-course certificate program focuses on the strategic role analytics plays in the modern organizational environment. We emphasize the tools and technology needed to develop analytics that align and shape organizational strategy and data-driven decision making, as well as how to visually present data to key organizational stakeholders.

Format: Completely Online

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics with Information Technology 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 can complete the certificate requirements over three semesters.

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 US 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.
  • Reputable certificate from AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Certificate can be applied towards UAB's top-ranked Master of Science in Management Information Systems program with five remaining courses, all 100% online, or a Master of Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies opens a new website.

Demand for Business Analytics

The overwhelming amounts of data that modern businesses collect generate an unprecedented demand for individuals who can analyze data and gain insight into business operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects demand for professionals in this area to increase by 31% from 2019-29. 

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Courses and Program Requirements

Our Information Systems Advisory Council, composed of IT executives from major corporations in our area, was instrumental in developing this certificate's curriculum and provides ongoing input to ensure that we deliver relevant and up-to-date instruction.

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.


  • 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

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