Business Analytics Certificates

Certificate in Predictive Business Analytics

The Drexel LeBow Certificate in Predictive Business Analytics provides students with knowledge of programming, decision models and the statistical techniques that are essential for unlocking patterns and trends from data. Professionals who can competently apply these analytic methods are essential for organizations that aim to create value in the data-rich contemporary business environment.

Classes are delivered either in-person or online in an asynchronous format.

The certificate is comprised of four three-credit courses. At the completion of the four courses, the student is awarded a predictive business analytics certification.

This certificate is stackable, meaning students who complete up to three certificates in business analytics can apply those credits toward completion of a full MS in Business Analytics degree. Completing three certificates would require nine additional credits for the full MS in Business Analytics degree.

Predictive Business Analytics Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
MIS 636 Python Programming for Business Applications 3
OPR 601 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 3
STAT 610 Statistics for Business Analytics* 3
STAT 642 Data Mining for Business Analytics 3

Total Credits 12.0
* Substitute courses if STAT 610 completed previously. Students can take either STAT 628 or STAT 630

This certificate program is available to applicants possessing an earned bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited university or college. The program is designed to permit qualified candidates the opportunity to update their skills in a professional field of specialization in which they have had previous academic experience, or to acquire competence in an area of business analytics.

Predictive Analytics Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended
  • One (1) letter of recommendation
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose
  • Current résumé
  • Additional requirements may apply for international students

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