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  • Course Delivery
    online
  • Total Credits
    15
  • Tuition
    $10,350
  • Duration
    1 Year

Program Overview

Business analytics informs much of what happens in the world today, from top-level business decisions to operational effectiveness, shopping habits and everything in between.

Business intelligence to inform the future

Business analysts focus on optimizing the company or organization in functional areas of the business. You will gain the knowledge and skills to help your organization interpret and apply organizational data as an asset to drive decision-making processes. 

In the business analytics certificate program, you will focus on how to frame business problems, provide optimal solutions, and improve business performance through data science project application. You will learn which tools are available, which to create, and how to implement them for maximum success.  

A pathway to more 

Sometimes the first step is the hardest. The business analytics certificate is that first step and a pathway to more. For those considering a masters degree, this certificate can be applied to the following programs at Saint Mary's:   

Program outcomes 

  • Apply appropriate tools, data models, and ethical approaches to solve specific business problems.  
  • Demonstrate project management techniques through business analytics projects.
  • Communicate with a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
  • Evaluate ways that the organization can improve its operations through analytics.

Course Information

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel).
  2. An official transcript(s) issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards). Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.org) will also be accepted.
  3. A reflective essay which includes the following: a. brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and b. statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and their reasons for seeking admission to the program; and c. description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and d. personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability.
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)
  7. Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Office of Admission 2500 Park Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Key Dates

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Start Date
Fall Semester
08/07/2020
08/31/2020
Spring Semester
12/10/2020
01/04/2021
Summer Semester
04/09/2021
05/03/2021
Fall Semester
08/06/2021
08/30/2021

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $690

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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