Business Analytics

Business Analytics


In the emerging field of Business Analytics, NNU offers a 12-credit graduate certificate program to add to your professional experience. Begin this program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree and learn concepts that are immediately applicable to any business context. Whether you’re an entrepreneur wanting to grow your business or an aspiring professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, this certificate will give you the skills you need at an affordable price.

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  • LESS THAN $9000 for tuition, books and fees for the complete program
  • 4 to 9 MONTHS to completion
  • 12 CREDITS four courses
  • FULLY ONLINE for your convenience

About our Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Graduate certificates provide a quick and transcriptable way to show your competency in a specific business discipline. Enhance your resume and expand your potential with a 4-9 month commitment that yields significant results.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics will prepare you to analyze and apply data in your industry and direct your company toward solutions. In this program, you will learn how to align your goals and outcomes, interpret data and use metrics to inform your decision-making. The path to success doesn’t have to be a guessing game—when you leverage the tools available, you can track and predict results with more precision.

High-Quality Program

  • NNU’s Business program is regularly evaluated and fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Professors who teach in our programs have professional experience in the business world and use that experience to inform their teaching.
  • Faculty and staff are available to support students and willing to take the extra time to help each student succeed.
  • NNU’s Graduate Business program has been training professionals for over 25 years through the MBA degree, and we have a reputation for producing high-quality ethical leaders.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the ethical aspects of the business environment so you can articulate an ethical framework and make sound decisions.
  2. Demonstrate competency in foundational concepts and practices of a specific area of business (based on certificate program selected).
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical and practical applications of a specific area of business (based on certificate program selected). 
  4. Develop critical thinking and demonstrate practical analytical and problem-solving skills using qualitative and quantitative approaches.

List of Courses

Core Courses (9 credits)
BSNS6201. Applied Business Analytics (3) 
BSNS6211. MIS Strategy, Innovation, and Analysis (3)
BSNS6221. Business Analytics in Action (3)

Elective Courses – Choose one (3 credits)
ACCT6301. Business Analysis and Valuation (3)
BSNS6162. Ethics and Integrity in Decision Making (3)
BSNS6994. Special Topics in Business (3)

For full course descriptions, please see our Graduate Catalog (scroll down to BSNS course descriptions).

NOTE: Classes taken as part of this certificate program can be applied toward earning your master's degree.

Flexible Scheduling

Scheduling features include:

  • Fall and spring start dates—you are not “locked in” to a cohort
  • Option to take one or two classes per 8-week session, based on course offerings and your personal preference
  • Access to an NNU advisor who will help you build a schedule to fit your needs

Application Requirements

You can apply to our Graduate Business Certificate program with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. To apply, you will need:

  • Online application
  • Two letters of recommendation (sent automatically to your references when you complete the application)
  • A professional essay on an assigned topic
  • Official copies of all previous transcripts

Consideration for acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all academic coursework
  • Evidence of writing competency
  • Official transcript of undergraduate degree and completed graduate work
  • Two professional recommendations
  • A favorable recommendation from the College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee
  • An acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not an applicant's native language (If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.) 

Note that Graduate Students in the College of Business do not have to sign an NNU Lifestyle Covenant – this requirement is waived to promote diversity at the Graduate level. Professors and staff are supportive of the NNU Lifestyle Covenant, but seek to welcome all races, religions and lifestyles. To learn more about NNU’s religious affiliation, please see our Statement of Faith.

Related Degree Programs

Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Accountancy (MAcc)

Degree Details


Offered Online

$695 per credit

Related Career Paths


Avg. Salary
Management Analysts $85,260
Financial Analyst/Manager $81,590
Budget Analyst  $76,540
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area occupational employment and wage estimates for the Boise area are sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Sample Cost Breakdown

Actual costs will vary

$695 per credit (12 credits) $8,340
Books Included
Application Fee $50
Graduation Fee $25
Technology Fee ($150 per semester) $300
Sample Total $8,715

What I loved the best about [NNU's MBA] professors is they were experts in their field. Generally, you might get a professor at other schools that they teach—they enjoy teaching, but never have actually had real world experience, and that wasn't the case.

Stephanie Renk

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