Make data-driven business decisions and gain a competitive advantage for your organization with a graduate certificate in business analytics from the Costello College of Business at George Mason University.
Learn how to collect, organize, visualize and analyze data to provide strategic recommendations to stakeholders.
Successful organizations are those that make effective use of the data they receive: to gain insights about the past, improve their predictions about the future, and ultimately make better decisions.
Business analytics involves transforming data into actionable insights that facilitate decision-making. George Mason University's graduate certificate in business analytics program improves the ability of analysts and managers in any field to effectively leverage data through the hands-on use of modeling and other techniques using popular software tools.
Students who complete at least two business analytics certificate courses with grades of B or better will have their application requirements for our MBA program or master’s in business analytics program reduced, and certificate course credits can be applied towards your MBA or master’s in business analytics degree requirements upon enrollment.
This program can be completed in-person or fully online. Learn more about the online program here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Costello College of Business at George Mason University offers both on-campus and online options for its graduate certificate in business analytics.
While the delivery format is different, the course content, instructors, objectives, evaluation methods, and outcomes for both programs are identical.
Which program is right for you? Explore the differences:
|On-Campus Certificate Program||Online Certificate Program|
|Best suited for:||Students who live or work in the Washington, D.C. metro area and want face-to-face interaction with faculty and classmates||Professionals from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds who are seeking a high-caliber education within a flexible, competitively priced, certificate program|
|Location:||Fairfax Campus||Fully online|
|Program start term:||Fall or Spring||Fall, Spring, or Summer|
|Program length:||As few as 9 months||As few as 9 months|
Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:
- Maximize Your Time and Money
- Develop a Specific Skill Set
- Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
- Preparation for a Graduate Degree
Diversity is one of Mason's core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Mason, visit the university's DEI website. Visit this page to learn more about DEI at the Costello College of Business.