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        Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

        Learn business analytics fundamentals on-campus or online

        Join the Harbert College of Business for a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Earn your certificate on-campus or online. Both offer an equal learning experience, where you'll learn the skills to manage big data in the business setting.

        The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is perfect for you. You can add to your current expertise or get extra training for your current or future career. And gain a chance to increase your job mobility! Completing the program may allow you to move up within your current career.

        Why a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics?

        The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics will help you develop working skills in:

        • Building data models used in business decision-making and business applications
        • Basic data-mining techniques for the business setting
        • Managing, governing, extracting, merging, and preparing large data sets for analysis
        • Big data management, with an emphasis on loading and cleansing data for analysis

        Certificate Details

        • Admissions

          You must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. The Graduate School will determine whether non-traditional programs are acceptable. Although, a four-year equivalent collegiate educational program is required. Appropriate work experience is desired but not required. 

          If you're a current Auburn graduate student, speak with your advisor. You could substitute one three-hour course from your current degree program for one of the four required courses. This decision is made at the discretion of the Graduate Programs officer. Please note that BUAL 6650/6 cannot be substituted as it is a prerequisite for BUAL 6660/6.

          How to Apply
          Start your application on the Graduate School Online Application.

          International applicants should submit all required materials at least 90 days before the first day of class of the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study. Domestic students should submit all materials at least 45 days before the first class day. However, most academic units make admission decisions several months in advance. Thus, applicants should check with the department to which they seek admission to determine when materials should be submitted. Contact April Hurley at for more information about deadlines.

          For more frequently asked questions about the application process, please visit the Graduate School website.

        • Curriculum

          The program requires the completion of 4 courses (12 hours):

          Required Courses (6 hours):

          • BUAL 6610—Predictive Modeling  for Business Decisions
          • BUAL 6650—Business Data Management and Acquisition

          Elective Courses (6 hours):

          • BUAL 6600—Principles of Predictive Modeling
          • BUAL 6660—Descriptive Analytics for Business Decisions
          • ISMN 6290—Business Programming for Analytics
          • ISMN 6650—Advanced Business Application Development
          • or any BUAL course 6000 level or above

          For course descriptions, please refer to the AU Bulletin.

        • Tuition

          Tuition for online students is currently $950 per credit hour regardless of residency. The certificate is a 12 credit hour program. 

          *Tuition is reviewed annually and subject to adjustment. Graduate students enrolled in less than 9 hours are charged according to the Tuition Rates Per Credit Hour schedule. Student Financial Services provides a Tuition Calculator  and current Estimated Cost of Attendance at Auburn University.

          Due to federal guidelines and regulations, Graduate Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

          Note: In addition to tuition, on-campus students pay $222 per credit hour in graduate professional fees.


        Online Student Resources

        Get all the help you need during your online academic experience with the Harbert College of Business.

        Online Student Resources

        Graduate Career Services

        Ready to step into the job market? Graduate Career Services will help you become career-ready.

        Graduate Career Services

        Apply for a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

        Begin your application today and designate your interest in either the on-campus or online (distance) program. Choose either Certificate/Graduate—Business Analytics for on-campus or Certificate/Graduate—Business Analytics, Distance for online. You may apply to enter the program at the beginning of any semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer).


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        April Hurley

        April Hurley

        Student Services Coordinator