Lubar Academics

Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Business analytics – the management, analysis, and utilization of data in strategic, operational, and tactical decision making – is increasingly critical as businesses around the world seek out new areas of competitive advantage.  In recent years, CIOs have identified analytics and business intelligence as top priorities for the competitiveness of their enterprises.

This graduate-level curriculum includes predictive modeling, forecasting methods, data warehousing and data mining, web mining and analytics, marketing analytics, and customer relationship management.  Graduates will be able to utilize their skills to drive improvement in business results, and influence strategy and decision making in their organizations.

The online certificate may be completed alone, or in combination with the MBA program or MS in Management program at the Lubar School of Business.

 

The Lubar School of Business: 

Key Competencies in Business Analytics

The Lubar School of Business leverages the unique expertise of top faculty in Information Technology Management, Marketing, and Business Statistics to deliver knowledge and skills to students in the Business Analytics certificate program.

Our faculty use a vast array of business analytics software tools -- including Business Objects, Excel Data Mining Client, Python, R, SAP BW, SAS, SPSS, SQL Server BI Development Studio -- and other outstanding technologies and resources to deliver this program online to a worldwide audience.

 

Program Objectives

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics provides the knowledge and skills students need to manage, analyze, and use data to support strategic decision making. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the ability to:

  • Develop statistical and predictive models for business analytics
  • Use forecasting methods to support managerial, financial, and operational statistics
  • Implement business intelligence solutions using data warehousing and data mining techniques
  • Use reporting and OLAP tools for business analytics
  • Employ text mining, web mining, and visualization tools for business decisions
  • Perform marketing analytics using statistical models
  • Analyze customer data for customer acquisition, retention, and profitability

 

Curriculum

Program of Study

Students who wish to earn a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics must complete the required 15 graduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better.

The curriculum consists of the following courses:

Required (3 credits):

  • Bus Mgmt 709   Analytic Models for Managers, 3 cr.  

Electives (12 credits), choose from:

  • Bus Adm 713   Business Forecasting Methods, 3 cr.
  • Bus Adm 741   Web Mining and Analytics, 3 cr.
  • Bus Adm 763   Marketing Analytics, 3 cr.
  • Bus Adm 769   Database Marketing, 3 cr.
  • Bus Adm 816   Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions, 3 cr.

A maximum of 6 credits from the Certificate in Business Analytics may also count toward other UWM graduate degrees.The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will award a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics upon completion of the program requirements.

Course Descriptions

Bus Mgmt 709   Analytic Models for Managers, 3 cr.  

Developing statistical thinking through basic concepts for data analysis. Models for analysis of business environment, software tools, interpretation and communication of results for management applications. Prereq: grad st; Bus Adm 702(P) or cons of instr

Bus Adm 713   Business Forecasting Methods, 3 cr.

Overview and use of modern forecasting methods in support of managerial strategic planning, financial, and operational analysis of a dynamic global business environment. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(P) or

Bus Adm 741   Web Mining and Analytics, 3 cr.

Measurement methods and analysis of web-based business data for strategic decisions; methods and technologies in web mining, visualization, and text mining of knowledge discovery and customer-relationship management. Prereq: grad st.

Bus Adm 763   Marketing Analytics, 3 cr.

Theoretical background provided to develop hands-on experience analyzing marketing data and using statistical models for marketing decisions. Not open for cr to those w/cr in Bus Adm 761 or 795 w/similar topic. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(C) or cons instr.

Bus Adm 769   Database Marketing, 3 cr.

Introduction to using and analyzing data on current and prospective customers to increase sales, customer acquisition, and customer retention. Prereq: grad st; BusMgmt 709(C) or cons instr

Bus Adm 816   Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions, 3 cr.

Develop business intelligence (BI) solutions using data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining technologies. Students will use SAP Analytics and other tools for implementing BI solutions. Prereq: grad st

 
Admission

Those who wish to enroll in the Certificate program must, at a minimum, have completed a bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better. Prospective students may apply to the Graduate School as candidates for the certificate program alone (in non-degree status), or they may pursue the certificate in combination with the MBA program or MS in Management program at the Lubar School of Business.

Admission to the Certificate program requires transcripts before the application can be processed. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201, from the institution. The Graduate School needs only the transcript of the highest degree earned. The application is online at www.apply.wisconsin.edu

For more information regarding the application process please contact Matt Jensen, MBA/MS Program Manager at jensenmg@uwm.edu or call 414/229-5403.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students will be assessed $2,500.00 per course, regardless of the credit plateau. This does not include the cost of textbooks and other miscellaneous expenses. Students enrolled in two courses in a term may be eligible for financial aid in the form of loans. Contact the Department of Financial Aid for information.