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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, either on-campus or online, and you will be provided the skills necessary to manage big data in the business setting.

        The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is perfect if you are looking to add to your current expertise or are interested in extra training for your current or future career. Completion of the program often increases job mobility and may allow you to move up within your current career with the new skills you will gain.

        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

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

          Current Auburn graduate students may substitute one three-hour course from their current degree program for one of the four required courses 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):

          • BUAL 6600/6—Predictive Modeling I
          • BUAL 6610/6—Predictive Modeling II
          • BUAL 6650/6—Enterprise Management of the Big Data Environment
          • BUAL 6660/6—Tech Aspects of Big Data
        • Tuition

          Tuition for online students is $900 per credit hour regardless of residency. The certificate is a 12 credit hour program. The most up to date tuition for graduate and certificate programs may be found here.

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

          Note: In addition to tuition, on-campus students pay $200 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 by choosing 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