Program Certificate in Business Analytics Online

Prepare for professional success in data-driven fields with the experiential learning and real-world business applications you will master in the Business Analytics Certificate online program. Expand your skills to include SAP and SAS software to prepare for any business opportunity.

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6 months
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Degree Credit Hours Required
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Gain the supplementary qualifications you need to expand your career in information analysis when you earn the Business Analytics Certificate online from Lamar University. Designed to give you an in-depth coverage of data analytics, this online graduate certificate program offers you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with different types of business intelligence and software application tools.

The LU online Business Analytics Certificate will empower you to make informed business decisions using data visualization and data mining techniques such as clustering, classification, association, forecasting and sequencing to discover hidden trends and data sets. This program features a specialty course on the emerging trends in IT-enabled healthcare.

Whether your goal is to pursue the next step in your career or continue to earn your MBA, this online graduate certificate in business analytics can prepare you for new career opportunities in as few as 6 months.

Ranked among The Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools, the Lamar University College of Business offers you access to a powerful business school alumni network and a business education backed by AACSB International accreditation – the gold standard of quality in business education worldwide.

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The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Program Certificate in Business Analytics. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$5,925 Total program cost without leveling courses

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

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Our Program Certificate in Business Analytics online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/21/22
Start Class:1/17/23

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/19/2022 09/28/2022 10/05/2022 10/10/2022 12/06/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/21/2022 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 03/07/2023
Spring II 03/08/2023 02/15/2023 02/22/2023 02/27/2023 05/02/2023

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The Program Certificate in Business Analytics online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

2.5 GPA

Cumulative of last 60 hours.

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  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with an overall GPA of 2.5
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    Lamar University Online Admissions
    PO Box 10017
    Beaumont, TX 77710


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    *All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require or college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.


    The Certificate Business Analytics online program consists of 15 credit hours. Several courses in this program feature software compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems (not compatible with Mac OS).

    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will provide the student the opportunity to learn about data analytics as it applies to the accounting profession. Data Analytics is a topic of increasing importance for many organizations as the need for data-driven insights and recommendations grows throughout the business industry. This course provides in-depth coverage of data analytics, giving students hands-on experience working with different types of data and the tools use to analyze it. The topics covered in this course include but not limited to: Critical Thinking, Data Preparation and Cleaning, Data Modeling and Evaluation, Data Presentation, Audit Analytics, Generating Key Performance Indicators, and Financial Statement Analysis. Various software tools will be introduced to enhance students’ hands-on capabilities.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course prepares students to understand and apply the concepts related to the emerging trends in IT-enabled healthcare and to understand the role of analytics in healthcare and clinical decision-making. Students will learn to evaluate the effectiveness of various healthcare information systems.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces students to business intelligence (BI), which is the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends, thereby helping to improve overall decision-making. Students will use a major enterprise software application for business intelligence, analytical reporting and Data Warehousing solutions. Application of data visualization software is also included.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces students to the concepts of Business Analytics to help professionals make informed decisions based on data. Besides learning Excel functions, students will use data visualization and data mining techniques to discover hidden trends in data sets. Students will also use the latest predictive analytical tools from SAP to anticipate future behavior that will help make better managerial decisions.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course prepares students in data analytical skills pertaining to market research. Students are expected to develop skills in the JMP software program which will encompass the preparation of data for analysis along with various analytical techniques related to multivariate data analysis, such as multiple regressions, cluster, factor and discriminant analysis. Practical hands-on software exercises will be completed by theoretical knowledge based on course materials and the required textbook.

    *Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
    ¹ Pending final approval by the THECB

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