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Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online graduate certificate in Business Analytics enables students to solve a wide range of problems with a wide range of data and statistical techniques.

This online certificate is ideal for business professionals who want to make better business decisions based on an understanding of data available to them.

Students of the Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate gain skills to:

  • Solve specific business problems by analyzing big data.
  • Understand the vast amounts of data on business programs, customers, employees and outcomes.
  • Collect, maintain and analyze data in support of business decisions.
  • Utilize cutting-edge technology in today's business environment

Students may earn a graduate certificate as a stand-alone credential or may complete the four courses as electives in the online MBA program. Credits earned in the certificate may be applied toward the MBA program.

Career Outlook: A business analytics degree has broad appeal for employers and is designed to build on any background. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in the next decade, the demand for business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow at a rate of 7%, which is faster than average.

This program is ideal for professionals wishing to work in:

  • Data management
  • Analytical management
  • Supply chain management
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Other business-related fields 

Jennifer K. Ryan, Ph.D.
Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Jennifer K. Ryan has received several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and currently serves as a Department Editor for IIE Transaction and as an Associate Editor for Navel Research Logistics and OMEGA. Prior to joining UNL, Ryan served as a faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the School of Business at University College Dublin (Ireland), the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Degree must be from an accredited 4-year college

  2. Completed coursework

    You must have completed an introductory statistics course with a grade of C or better. If you have not completed this course prior, you may take ECON 215 or STAT 218 to fulfill this requirement.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
July 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Sessions
May 1

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ECON 817Introduction to Econometrics3

Course Number: ECON 817

Designed to give undergraduate and master's level economics students and introduction to basic econometrics methods including economic model estimation and analyses of economic data. Hypothesis formulation and testing, economic prediction and problems in analyzing economic cross-section and time series data are considered.

GRBA 851Business Analytics3

Course Number: GRBA 851

Broad understanding and knowledge of important business analytic topics and how they can be used to support decision making in all business areas, government, education, and agriculture. Technical procedures used to describe, predict and prescribe data into information for decision making.  Data exploration and how it results in a sequence of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive processes to result in unique and new information on which decisions can be made. Prerequisites for course: Admission to the MBA or MPA program and/or permission of the MBA director

MNGT 853Data Mining Applications3

Course Number: MNGT 853

Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data. Actionable means that value can be obtained, which for businesses usually relates to making money. This course will focus on how data mining has been successfully applied in business. It will also describe in non-technical terms how the statistical and artificial intelligence-based tools commonly used in data mining work. The course will also address ethical issues related to the use of information obtained through data mining.

MRKT 850Strategic Database Marketing3

Course Number: MRKT 850

Theory and strategic use of large marketing databases. Advances in theory and practice. Concepts of customer relationship management, integration with electronic commerce systems, analytical techniques, and ethics and practices of customer privacy.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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