Jun 18, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024

Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate


The Graduate Certificates in Business Analytics and Advanced Business Analytics at the Monte Ahuja College of Business are designed to provide students with the statistical and analytical skills needed to pursue a career in big data.  As today’s companies make larger investments and become even more data driven, advanced analytics and forecasting have become increasingly important.  Both certificates in Business Analytics are taught by qualified graduate faculty and industry leaders, selected for their expertise and related experience.  You will develop functional expertise extracting information from a variety of data sources and types, analyzing and interpreting the data, as well as the application of business analytics to formulate organizational strategy and influence decision-making.

The Monte Ahuja College of Business is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.  AACSB accreditation represents the highest standards in curriculum, faculty credentials and students.  Less than five percent of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

Not just for business students…
Graduate students at Cleveland State University do not have to be enrolled within the Monte Ahuja College of Business in order to apply.  Graduate Certificates are designed to fit the needs of students or working profesionals who are looking to further their career or supplement their education.

Engaged Learning:  Convenient, Accessible and Connected
Since most students are part-time, classes are offered in the evenings at our downtown campus.  Whether full or part-time, Graduate Certificate programs boast class sizes that allow for personalized instruction from faculty.  As a leader in innovative collaboration, programs within the Monte Ahuja College of Business connect students not just with faculty, but with businesses in the Northeast Ohio community and alumni, creating a strong connection to the region and its economic development.


The faculty of the Monte Ahuja College of Business are a diverse group of world-class professors with industry-leading expertise in their disciplines and related business experience.  Nearly every faculty member has a terminal degree in their field of specialization–many from the world’s leading business schools.  In addition, faculty are actively involved in the community as business consultants, members of professional organizations, and civic leaders, bringing a richness of practical application to every course they teach.

Admission Information

The Graduate Business Analytics Certificate Program requires that current Cleveland State University business and non-business graduate students complete at least one course in statistics at the undergraduate level prior to application. Working professionals with a basic knowledge of statistics and an undergraduate degree may also apply.

Submission and evaluation of official transcripts will be required to determine if any prerequisite courses are needed. Admission to the certificate program will be determined by the Monte Ahuja College of Business.

Submit application materials to Graduate Admissions processing at Campus 411, All-In-One, Berkman Hall 116.
Apply Now: https://applynow.csuohio.edu/CSUApply/index.jsp?careerHint=GRAD

Graduate students must be in good standing with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Business Analytics Certificate program will be able to:

  • Utilize skills developed in this program to extract valuable, actionable insights from data to influence strategy and decision-making
  • Master statistical software tools and pursue highly-valued vendor certifications
  • Implement business intelligence solutions using data warehousing and data mining
  • Analyze data for customer acquisition, retention, revenue management, profitability and other business goals
  • Understand and apply principles of information ethics and privacy protection
  • Compete in the marketplace with confidence and integrity

Curriculum Overview

We offer two graduate certificates in Business Analytics.  One in Strategic Business Analytics and one in Advanced Business Analytics.  Strategic Business Analytics must be completed prior to pursuing Advanced Business Analytics.  Each certificate requires completion of 12/13 credits.  Both Graduate Certificates prepare students to pursue SAS certifications.


For additional questions, please make an appointment with an academic advisor today.  An academic advisor can answer questions about:

  • Admissions requirements
  • Application deadlines
  • Payment options
  • Optimal course load
  • Course registration

For further information, or to make an appointment, please contact the Graduate Advising Office:

Monte Ahuja College of Business
Phone:  216-687-3730
Fax:  216-687-6888
Email: graduatebusprograms@csuohio.edu