Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Harness Data Analytics to Strengthen Business Strategies

Located in Virginia. Serving the World.

Washington, D.C. is where many policies influencing business take shape. With the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from George Mason University, you can learn from experienced faculty working at the epicenter of business and policy—without leaving home. You’ll gain talents in gleaning insights from data, becoming a key contributor to how organizations develop analytics-driven strategies.

George Mason offers this certificate online so you can meet your life and work commitments while acquiring business analytics skills. After earning this certificate, you’ll possess qualifications for analyzing big data, harnessing predictive modeling tools, and turning complex information into easy-to-understand visualizations.

Engage in a business analytics education offering competitively priced tuition and proven career advancement for graduates. In fact, George Mason’s master’s degrees rank in the top 10 for return on investment.1 George Mason also offers a top 20 business analytics MBA program.2

Discover the rich online learning experiences available exclusively from Virginia’s largest research university. Plus, capitalize on the proven career and advancement achieved by graduates of George Mason’s online programs.

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A Data-Driven Curriculum for Aspiring Professionals

With George Mason’s business analytics program, you’ll learn from renowned faculty who are experts and innovators with decades of experience in business and beyond. Prepare to follow them into career fields where you can harness analytics to unlock business opportunities. You’ll take the four online courses listed below, benefitting from a regularly updated curriculum and hands-on experience using analytics software.

Marketing Analytics

Learn data-driven, systematic approaches for harnessing data to contribute to marketing decision-making.

Marketing Research

Study research design, data collection, and statistical analysis as you prepare to conduct marketing research.

Data Mining for Business Analytics

Examine how to use predictive and descriptive analytics to support superior business decision-making.

Advanced Data Mining for Business Analytics

Delve into advanced data mining methods used in predictive models and forecasting that support decision-making.

Rigorous Academic Standards. Flexible Online Format.

At George Mason, we curate online programs that offer innovative experiences to further your ambitions in a way that works with your schedule. Like our on-campus students, you’ll benefit from our commitment to academic rigor and integrity while learning from the same renowned faculty.

We’ve been recognized as a top university for non-traditional learners, and our commitment to your success goes beyond graduation. After you’ve earned your degree, you’ll maintain lifetime access to our career services and world-renowned guest speakers.

The Data Is Clear: Business Analytics Skills Are in High Demand

The hiring of business information analysts is projected to grow 15% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average rate for all occupations.3 George Mason’s business analytics certificate prepares you to seek these roles, instilling the skills required to analyze the wealth of data flowing through global markets. After finishing this program, you’ll possess analytical qualifications for finance, marketing, and other business positions.

5 Business Careers That Rely on Analytics

Ranked by projected employment growth from 2021 to 2031.

  1. Market Research Analyst: 19% increase4
  2. Management Analyst: 11% increase5
  3. Marketing Manager: 10% increase6
  4. Financial Analyst: 9% increase7
  5. Human Resources Specialist: 8% increase8

A World-Class Education Within Reach

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. We welcome students from all walks of life, and we’ve designed our programs with that in mind. Our modern curriculum, responsive faculty, and innovative solutions combine to produce a six-year graduation rate that exceeds the national average, with no disparity based on ethnicity or economic status. We’re proud to be continuously recognized – and ranked – for offering an education that is affordable, accessible, and valuable.

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