Business Analytics Graduate Certificate

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, there’s an abundance of information. Knowing how to gather and sort data is the key to success. With a graduate certificate in business analytics, you’ll learn how to influence decisions, make change, and innovate by harnessing the raw power of data. 

Designed for working professionals, our graduate certificate program will give you the tools and strategies you need to get ahead by providing a strong foundation in data management, business analytics, modeling, and communication through data visualization. 

This program is well suited to current graduate students who want to learn more about the role of analytics in today’s business landscape. 


  • Core courses are 100 percent online
  • Only four courses required to complete the program
  • Can be completed in 8-12 months
  • $2,549 per course – international or domestic
  • No GMAT/GRE required



Our curriculum begins with the foundations of business analytics. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can concentrate on skills that support your needs and interests. Elective courses will give you the prowess to manage data in the following areas:

  • marketing
  • supply chain
  • operations
  • forensics
  • risk management

No matter your focus, our graduate certificate program will prepare you to meet the challenges of data-driven business management.

Review the business analytics certificate requirements. With approval of the director of graduate education (DOGE),  all 12 business analytics credits may be applied later to an Ivy master’s degree at Iowa State University.

For more information about curriculum, contact an advisor at


Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Two years of work experience is preferred, but not required. Entrance to the program is on a rolling basis. Applications must be received three weeks in advance of each semester start date.  

To apply, submit your: 

  • resume 
  • college transcripts 
  • statement of purpose 

For more information about how to apply, contact an advisor at

Graduate Student and Career Services

Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office
1420 Gerdin Business Building
Ivy College of Business
2167 Union Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-2027

Monday–Thursday: 7:00 am–10:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 am–7:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am–4:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am–10:30 pm

Upcoming Events for Graduate Students


Tony Cookson

March 22, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Business Model Canvas Workshop

March 22, 3:05 pm - 5:00 pm

Master of Business Analytics

Ivy Graduate Programs Information Session

March 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm