Business Analytics Professional Certificate

Program Description

The Professional Certificate in Business Analytics is a one-year, five-course interdisciplinary business program. All courses are offered in the evenings and/or on Saturdays to accommodate professionals completing the certificate while working full time. Through Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy, students will tackle case studies, grow through team projects, and master state-of-the-art software tools.

For more information about this certificate program, see the Business Analytics Certificate website.

Workforce Demands

In the increasingly competitive marketplace, organizations need business leaders who can make decisions informed by disparate sources of data. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the data analyst’s job category is expected to be one of the fastest-growing career fields and demand will continue to outpace available talent.

McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018 in the US alone, there will be a shortage of 140,000-190,000 people with analytical expertise, and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the expertise to make decisions based on the analysis of big data.

Units to Degree Completion 20
Program Website Business Analytics Certificate website

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