Albers School of Business and Economics

Business Analytics

  • This program is designed to produce professionals who can analyze massive amounts of data in business, governments, and other industries. Topics include relational database systems, multi-dimensional modeling, data warehousing, data mining, big data analytics, web analytics, and business intelligence.

    from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must have:

    1. A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
    2. A minimum of 2 years of full time work experience
    3. Competency in statistics
    4. A competitive GMAT score

    Course Requirements 

    I. Prerequisites 

    • Business Statistics (MBA 500 or equivalent)

    Individual courses below may have additional prerequisites. Click here for details

    II. Required Courses  

    (15 credits)

    Course Credits  
    IS 566: Data Management in Business  3
    IS 567: Data Mining for Business Intelligence 3
    IS 568: Big Data Analytics 3
    IS 569: Strategies and Technologies on the Internet 3
    IS 589: Capstone Project in Business Intelligence 3

    Requirement for certificate: 15 credits

    Next Steps

    • You need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.  
    • Once you are accepted, you may start any term (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer). 
    • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation.
    • You can find schedules of classes on our website on our Resources page .  
    • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term.
    • Cost is $800 per credit plus fees. (Certificate requirement: 15 credits.)

    For more information, contact Jeff Millard at

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    Business Analytics