Online Business Analytics Certificate

Certificate: Analytics, Research, Data Ming

"I have recently started to work as a data analyst at Cisco's marketing department. I enjoyed the business simulation class."
Rui, Past Student

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Program Snapshot: 12 units to degree, 4 total courses, $2,430 per course, Online Program. (Fees are subject to review & change)

Additional Info

For more information, please visit:

CatalogSJSU Degree Catalog
MLIS Department Program website

Business Analytics Program website

Today's successful businesses need to base decisions on expert analysis of large volumes of data. The need for successful graduates with a strong analytical background has never been higher and the opportunities for MBA graduates with analytical skills is expected to continue to rise over the coming years.

The Online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate is an intensive program, designed for business professionals and graduate students who want to transform terabytes of data into useful and timely business intelligence that will be used to develop knowledge-driven business decisions, whether the practitioner’s functional area is marketing, operations, finance, strategy, international business or human resources.

Program Features

  1. Outstanding Faculty
    Courses are taught by faculty of SJSU’s College of Business.
  2. Convenient Schedule
    Each course is delivered over an 8-week period and can be completed asynchronously so the program can mesh to any schedule.
  3. Practical Program
    Courses include: business analytics, business research, data mining, and business analytics simulation.

Your Career Opportunities

The market pool for this certificate is vast since Business Analytics skills are not valued by a limited array of industries. The skills are role specific rather than industry specific as illustrated by a partial list occupations that can benefit from such a program: Market Research Analysts, Business Analysts, Corporate Managers, Small Business Owners, Sales Managers, Financial Analysts, Operations Managers, Non-Profit Managers, Billing Managers, Customer Service Managers, Web Behavior Analysts, and Database Manager.

Success Stories

"I have recently started to work as a data analyst at Cisco's marketing department. I enjoyed the business simulation class you taught. I have to admit the competition on the simulation is highly addictive. It provides a good introduction to how business works as well as hands-on experience with doing business analytics," said Business Analytics student Rui Zhang.

Applying to the Program

You can apply for the certificate program or take courses separately without the certificate as well.

For more information on how to apply and register, please visit Online Business Analytics Certificate website.

If you have questions, you may also contact Program Director, Dr. Kenneth Gehrt at

For you to participate and receive credit from online classes at San Jose State University, your state of residence must have a reciprocity agreement in place with CSU. This agreement provides online students with consumer protection. For a complete list of participating states and details on the regulation, please visit