Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

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The need for professionals in every industry to develop competencies in analytics techniques and applications is growing at an unprecedented pace. A graduate certificate in business analytics will help you make a positive impact on your enterprise’s performance and provide knowledge and skills to stand out in the job market, including data analysis and visualization, predicting/forecasting future probabilities and trends, and more.

Credit Hours: 12   |    Courses:

Why get a graduate certificate in business analytics?

You have access to more and more data each day. But how can you best utilize that data to drive business decisions that will benefit your enterprise? The need for professionals in every industry to develop competencies in analytics techniques and applications is growing at an unprecedented pace. PWC reports that 75 percent of companies are missing the skills and technology to make the best use of the data they collect; and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who can effectively use analytical concepts to make decisions is forecasted as of 2018.  A graduate certificate in business analytics will help you make a positive impact on your enterprise’s performance and provide knowledge and skills to stand out in the job market.

Why get your graduate certificate in business analytics at UNH?

You will learn from UNH faculty who are world-class researchers and teachers with growing expertise in data sciences and business analytics. You will learn alongside other experienced professionals, some who are pursuing graduate degrees such as the MBA. If you later decide to pursue an MBA, the 12 credits earned in the certificate will reduce your time to complete the MBA by 25 percent! The certificate program is comprised of four courses, three of which are required and one elective to customize the certificate toward your own interests. What you learn will enable you to bring added value to any organization through data analysis and visualization; predicting/forecasting future probabilities and trends; and helping decision makers evaluate and determine the best ways to achieve business objectives in resource-constrained environments, while also quantifying the risk present in business situations due to uncertainty.  


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Curriculum & Requirements

The graduate certificate in business analytics is a great choice for working business professionals who completed their education before the current focus on analytics, and who are interested in developing knowledge and skills in this expanding interdisciplinary business area. Students can  pursue the certificate alone or in conjunction with a graduate degree. All classes are available online, with some courses available in a face-to-face format.


  • You will take courses alongside MBA students and be taught by the same world-class faculty.
  • You will collaborate with working professionals with experience in a globally diverse range of industries.
  • You will have access to a program advisor and career development tools.

Credits: Students will complete 4 courses for a total of 12 credits
GPA: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at certificate completion, and earn a B- or better in all classes

Required Courses9
ADMN 873
Data Management and Visualization
ADMN 872
Predictive Analytics
ADMN 875
Prescriptive Analytics
Elective (Select one course)3
ADMN 863
Marketing Analytics
ADMN 898
Topics (Applied Financial Modeling and Analytics)
Total Credits12


Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 20
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $25

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence Form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.


If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must upload a copy (PDF) of your official transcript in the application form. International transcripts must be translated into English.

If admitted, you must then request an official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions must be submitted and applicants must disclose any previous academic or disciplinary sanctions that resulted in their temporary or permanent separation from a previous post-secondary institution. If it is found that previous academic or disciplinary separations were not disclosed, applicants may face denial and admitted students may face dismissal from their academic program.


A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program-specific application questions.

International Applicants

Some academic departments recommend that international applicants, living outside of the United States, and planning on pursuing a research based degree, submit our extended inquiry form before submitting a full application. The extended inquiry form will be reviewed by the academic faculty and a department representative will reach out if your background and qualifications are a good fit for the program. 

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

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