Business Intelligence Certificate

General

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Program Description

Our Certificate in Analytics and Insights is a 12-credit program that helps you understand, create, monitor, and evaluate analytics. Businesses across all industries desperately need these skills today. Choose a track in Data Science, Business Intelligence or Health Analytics and complete the program with the option to apply your credits toward the MSBIA later.

Data Science: Why Analytics and Insights?

The need for qualified professionals who can understand, create, monitor, and evaluate data analytics is high and growing rapidly. At one time a McKinsey Institute analysis predicted there would be a shortfall of 140,000 to 190,000 candidates with deep analytical talent, plus a need for an additional 1.5 million data-savvy managers by 2018.

Experienced Faculty

Gaining experience starts with experienced faculty. Here, you’ll learn from doctoral-level, full-time professors from the AACSB-accredited Helzberg School of Management, along with practicing experts.

Points of Entry

With five points of entry, students may begin a certificate program in early January, mid-March, late-May, mid-August, or mid-October.

At this time it is not possible to receive more than one Analytics and Insights Certificate or to complete more than a single track within the Analytics and Insights Certificate. Students are welcome to enroll in additional courses, but only one certificate will be issued.

Curriculum

Students take six eight-week courses to complete the program. Online classes feature video lectures and weekly assignments. If students take one course per eight-week session, they will complete the Analytics and Insights Certificate in about 15 months.

Common Core Curriculum, 6 credit hours

  • Business Intelligence, BIA 6300 (2 credit hours)
  • Applied Data Mining, BIA 6301 (2 credit hours)
  • Data Visualization, BIA 6302 (2 credit hours)

Business Intelligence Track, 6 credit hours

  • Web and Social Media Analytics, BIA 6306 (2 credit hours)
  • Performance Metrics and Dashboards, BIA 6307 (2 credit hours)
  • Analytics and Strategy, BIA 6308 (2 credit hours)

Prerequisites

Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management prefers the following 6 credit hours of prerequisites are taken prior to Applied Data Mining, BIA 6301, a core course within the curriculum.

  • Statistics and Machine Learning, BIA 6201 (2 credit hours)
  • Databases for Analytics, BIA 6314 (2 credit hours)
  • Analytics & Computational Programming, BIA 6202S (2 credit hours)
Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Rockhurst University transforms lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in education. We are Catholic and Jesuit and involved in the life and growth of Kansas City and our region ... Read More

Rockhurst University transforms lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in education. We are Catholic and Jesuit and involved in the life and growth of Kansas City and our region. We boast a proud heritage, an accomplished alumni network, and high U.S. News rankings as a Top Regional University (#23) and for our management MBA program (#18). Our university community seeks to make the world better through learning, leadership, service and the pursuit of justice. Read less