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Online Graduate Certificate

Foundations in Business Analytics

Foundations in Business Analytics
Graduate Certificate
  • 12 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain valuable skills in this certificate program designed with input from leading employers.

With an online business analytics graduate certificate from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll master a combination of technical and business disciplines to help you become a valuable data analyst with strong career potential. Learn how to manage and manipulate data and make strategic data-driven recommendations to influence business outcomes.


Total Credits Required: 12

Courses must be taken in the order listed.

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, DATA 610)
  • (6 Credits, DATA 620)

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This certificate is designed to help you prepare for work in database design, data warehousing, data modeling, or predictive analytics.

Chris S., Memphis, TN

Jobs in Business Analytics
There are more than 250,000 people employed in the business analytics and enterprise software publishing industry in the United States as of 2021.
Source: IBIS WORLD | “Business Analytics & Enterprise Software Publishing in the US" | 2020

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Industry Certification Exams

This program is designed to help prepare you for the following certification exams:

Additional Program Information

To be admitted to the program, you must meet the standard criteria for graduate admission at UMGC and provide one of the following.

  • An official transcript reflecting completion of coursework at the 200-level or higher in statistics and computer programming from a regionally accredited college or university (credit from other accredited institutions may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Proof of industry certification, such as IBM certification in Cognos, Risk Analytics, SPSS, SAS certification, Microsoft certification, Certified Analytics Professional, Certified Business Intelligence Professional, or Certified Health Data Analyst

Note: The complete admission file must be reviewed before you can enroll in
(6 Credits, DATA 610).

  • We recommend a background in software programming and statistics.
  • If you do not have demonstrated experience or prior coursework in programming, you may be required to complete additional coursework; if you have not taken programming courses, we strongly recommend you take
    (0 Credits, UCSP 635) and 
    (0 Credits, UCSP 636) or equivalent
  • If you lack a background in statistics, you must take 
    (3 Credits, STAT 200) or equivalent.
  • We recommend
    (0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

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