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1. How long does it take to complete the Business Analytics certificate?

Depending on when you begin, you can complete the Business Analytics certificate program in two or three semesters.  However, the actual time to completion depends on when you begin, your course sequence and the number of courses completed simultaneously.

2. When can I begin the Business Analytics certificate program?

Students can begin the program in either the Fall or Spring semesters.

3. How many credits is the Business Analytics certificate program?

The Business Analytics certificate program is 12 credits.

4. How much work experience do students in the Business Analytics certificate program have?

While work experience is not mandatory, Business Analytics certificate students typically have 3 to 10 years of professional work experience, ideally in an analytics position.

5. What analytical software tools are used in the Business Analytics certificate program?

Tableau, Python, SQL, Alteryx, MS Excel, and Excel Miner are used in the Business Analytics certificate program.

6. Can I pursue an MBA degree along with the Business Analytics certificate program?

Yes. The Business Analytics certificate courses are all applicable towards the MBA degree.

7. Do I need to have earned a specific undergraduate major in order to apply for the Business Analytics certificate program?

No, students applying to the certificate program can have any undergraduate background, however, students must have strong quantitative skills and have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course (or its equivalent).

8. Is the Business Analytics  certificate program a STEM designated program?

Yes.

9. What is the cost of the Business Analytics certificate program?

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10. When and where are the Business Analytics certificate courses offered?

All Business Analytics certificate courses are offered face to face, on weeknights at the Montclair State University campus.

11. I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply for the Business Analytics certificate program as an F-1 student?

International students on an F-1 visa are not eligible to be certificate students, as the certificate is a part-time program.  Students already admitted to or pursuing a Master’s degree program at the Feliciano School of Business (MBA or MS in Accounting) are eligible to apply for and complete the certificate program simultaneously with the Master’s degree.

12. Are there any professional Business Analytics Certificate associations that students can contact regarding job opportunities?

Students can contact Data Driven Student Alliance and use the following website for more information.