Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

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Program Description

Overview

Working with faculty from Bryant’s Advanced Applied Analytics Center, you will study key areas in applied analytics including data analytics methods and tools, data warehousing, data mining techniques, predictive analytics, big data, and visualization. You will gain experience with advanced analytic tools from companies such as SAS® and Teradata®.

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a joint certificate from Bryant University and SAS® in data analytics. Three of these courses also may be applied toward a Business Analytics specialization in the MBA program.

Please note: GMAT scores are not required for admission to this program.

Why graduate studies in Business Analytics?

Analytics allows organizations to collect and process massive amounts of data – commonly called “big data” – in order to extract useful knowledge. Driven by advances in technology systems, analytics is a rapidly expanding field that is creating new career options. From finance to manufacturing, organizations are eager for the knowledge that exists in their enormous databases, but they lack the highly skilled professionals to fill this gap.

By establishing the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GCBA), Bryant continues its leadership role in analytics education. Intended for students who hold a recognized undergraduate degree, this four-course, part-time program will teach you to analyze real-world data provided by strategic partnership organizations, gain experience with advanced tools from companies such as SAS® and Teradata®, and focus on the application of analytics to practical problems.

Working with faculty members from Bryant’s Advanced Applied Analytics Center (AAAC), you will gain an understanding of key areas of applied analytics including data analytics methods and tools, data warehousing, data mining techniques, predictive analytics, big data, and visualization.

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a joint certificate in data analytics from Bryant University and SAS. Three of the GCBA courses may be applied to a Business Analytics specialization in Bryant’s MBA program.

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What kind of background does a typical applicant have?

Applicants come from a variety of professional disciplines and have a strong interest in advancing their knowledge of analytics. Applicants without prior coursework in statistics or quantitative analysis may be required to complete an online self-paced statistics primer before starting the program.

How long will it take me to complete the program?

This is a part-time evening program. Students take two courses in the spring semester and two courses in the summer semester. Classes begin in January.

Advanced Applied Analytics Center

The innovative Advanced Applied Analytics Center (AAAC) supports the broadening of the relationship between analytics, research, and the solution of real-world problems.

The Center is designed to be "a regional beacon for analytics," according to Richard Glass, Ph.D., professor of computer information systems. Glass and Alan Olinsky, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and computer information systems, are the center's co-founding directors.

The Center is a hub of professional collaboration and a strategic resource for businesses and organizations that increasingly rely on the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. It also is home to the University's applied analytics program, a multidisciplinary concentration that provides students with skills in integrating technology and analytical methods. Building on Bryant's core strengths, the program is one of the very few in the nation offered at the undergraduate level. The University also offers a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.

Outcomes

Career Mover

Most Promising Job of 2019: Data Scientist -LinkedIn, 2019

100% High Touch

Small class sizes, personal mentoring, and caring and supportive faculty get to know you as an individual and help tailor your experiences to your career aspirations

A+ Curriculum

Our award-winning professors are renowned leaders in their specializations and combine the latest theory with practical approaches in their teaching.

Tuition

2019-2020

  • $10,062 for the four-course program. The total cost of the program covers the first three courses; the fourth course (Capstone) is not charged.
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Bryant is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and scienc ... Read More

Bryant is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective. Read less