Learn how to make informed, data-driven business decisions with Penn State's 9-credit online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Learn how to apply big data analytics and predictive analytics to meet your organization's business objectives -- and leverage this information to gain a competitive advantage. Offered in partnership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business, you can learn from the same faculty who teach in resident programs at Smeal, which is AACSB accredited and consistently recognized by employers for having outstanding graduates. The focus of the business analytics curriculum is to explore and analyze big data to support data-driven business decisions through the complete spectrum of analytics activities: descriptive (what happened), diagnostic (why it happened), predictive (what will happen), and prescriptive (what should happen). In addition to learning how to use optimization and forecasting techniques, you can gain a practical skill set to perform tasks in various areas of business, such as marketing, supply chains, operations, forensics, and risk.
With the use of big data growing rapidly around the world, Clark's Graduate School of Management offers a way for working professionals to gain deep analytical skills with its certificate in business analytics (CBA). Our CBA will equip you with the skills to interpret data, formulate insights, and communicate your findings effectively to key stakeholders. If you decide to pursue a master's degree in business analytics, all of your certificate courses can be applied to our degree program. Our CBA courses are focused on the strategic use of data and are packaged in way that provides an analytics foundation that can be applied in broad fields, such as business administration, public administration, policy analytics, health management, and education.
Learn how to make informed, data-driven business decisions with Penn State's 30-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics with an option in Business Analytics. As a student in this data analytics degree program, you can acquire the business intelligence training needed to work in positions such as business analyst, analytic system designer, or data scientist. Learn how to apply big data analytics, data mining techniques, and predictive analytics to meet your organization's business objectives and leverage competitive advantage. Delivered in a strong partnership between four colleges and four academic departments from across the University, the business analytics degree program offers you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and unique perspectives of faculty with diverse backgrounds. With their broad spectrum of experiences, our faculty can teach you to collect, classify, analyze, and model data at large and ultra-large scales and across domains using statistics, computer science, machine learning, and software engineering.
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