If you’re not ready to pursue Ball State’s MBA, but want to show your employer that you’re ready to add to your marketable skills, you do have another option. Our graduate-level certificates put a specialized credential on your résumé.

Course work for the business analytics graduate certificate is the same as requirements for the MBA with the business analytics concentration which can be eventually applied to your MBA.

Similar to the MBA, you will learn to use data-based discoveries to alleviate organizational risks and the skills to interpret large data sets. You’ll grow your career as you cultivate an analytics-based leadership mindset. You’ll develop both quantitative and analytical skills as you work with real-world problems from the business domain.

Program Requirements



Required Courses

  • ISOM 608 Business Analytics
  • ISOM 613 Systems and Data Management: Analysis and Design
  • BUSA 602 Fundamentals of Economics and Statistics
    or MBA 611 Stats and Quantitative Methods

We’ll help you plan your courses: BUSA 602 or MBA 611 will depend on credits from your undergraduate degree.


Choose one:

  • ECON 624 Econometric Methods and Applications
  • ISOM 654 Project Management
  • ISOM 655 Quality Management

Course Delivery Options

We offer three options: On campus, online, or hybrid. Outcomes are the same for each, and you’ll learn from the same distinguished faculty.

Please note that beginning Fall 2023, our business graduate certificates will ONLY be offered 100% online. Email us at mba@bsu.edu if you have questions about our program or this change in delivery method.

Here at Ball State, you don’t have to sacrifice quality to pursue a graduate certificate online. As a virtual learner, you’ll access the same quality coursework, discussions, and distinguished faculty as on-campus students.
Our hybrid approach offers the best of both worlds—the convenience of online learning with the benefits of face-to-face interaction with instructors. You can work with your advisor to determine which courses to take online or on campus.

Ready to Apply?

If you’re prepared to take the next step in your academic or career journey, then we want you at Ball State. Please review the criteria and steps necessary for admission. Apply now.

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