Prepare for a Career in Business Analytics! Take One or Two Courses, or A Four-Course Certificate.
Are you looking to explore career opportunities in highly demanded data analytics, or looking to advance your skills to seek promotion? With the Business Analytics certificate program at Shenandoah University, you can achieve your goals.
The Business Analytics certificate program at Shenandoah University will focus on:
- using code-based business analytics software to analyze large-scale data
- applying advanced predictive models to predict future values
- modeling and solving real-life business problems to make optimized decisions
Why study Business Analytics at Shenandoah University?
- A curriculum designed to cover modern analytical methods
- Courses use highly demanded industry software
- Courses taught by faculty that are experts in their fields
- Experiential learning opportunities
- Guest lectures by experts
Learn More About This Program
Our program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management and business education. It represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide, and it recognizes that the School of Business offers high-quality business programs. Processes are in place to ensure continuous improvement in the future. Therefore students and alumni can be proud of earning a degree from an institution that has taken its place among other world-wide leaders in business education.
Career and Salary Possibilities
After completing this degree, the participants may seek roles as an entry-level business analyst or data analyst.
- Entry-level Business Analyst salary range: $65K-$75K
- Business Analyst average base salary in D.C. area: $92K
- Data Analyst average base salary in D.C. area: $75K
The Career Services Office provides a comprehensive range of services and resources to assist Shenandoah students in their career search. Services offered include resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, and professional dining etiquette workshops.
Course delivery will include a hybrid format that allows students to attend classes face-to-face in the classroom or synchronously via Zoom.
List of courses in this certificate program includes:
QM 520 Descriptive Analytics for Business
This course introduces commonly used code-based business analytics software packages. The covered topics include descriptive analytics, data visualization, and data management. The focus will be on analyzing large-scale realistic data.
QM 521 Predictive Analytics for Business
This course focuses on data mining and machine learning methods. The students will apply these techniques using code-based business analytics software for analysis of large-scale data.
QM 522 Prescriptive Analytics for Business
This course focuses on modeling and solving large-scale real-life business problems using code-based business analytics.
QM 523 Business Analytics Capstone
This course focuses on applications of business analytics skills on large-scale real-life problems. The capstone project will analyze data to provide solutions to the problems that are present within a selected organization. This may include collaboration with industry and/or local nonprofit organizations. Currently employed students can also work on a problem relevant to their position.
Courses may be offered at the main campus in Winchester and Scholar Plaza campus in Leesburg. Students also have the option to attend classes via Zoom.
Learning support services are available to all students in every course at Shenandoah. Free peer tutoring with a student who has previously succeeded in the course is available for any course across the university. The Writing Center is available for every stage of the writing process from thesis development to proofreading and bibliography assistance. The Math Enrichment Center is available for math and science assistance. Professors and Academic Advisors across the university also have office hours and open door policies to ensure Shenandoah students succeed academically.
There’s a special bond between School of Business students and their professors. Students enjoy close professional relationships with academically and professionally experienced faculty who mentor them in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of a Shenandoah University business education. Students also benefit from our executive-in-residence who works with both professors and students to broaden the student’s focus beyond the classroom.
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Apply Now For The 4-Course Certificate through Shenandoah’s graduate admissions office.