Gain the skills to influence the way business gets done.

Organizations of any size, in any sector, are now able gather large amounts of data and information. Professionals with business intelligence (BI) are highly sought after to make sense of the numbers and create meaningful opportunities. BI is a decision support system that enables data-driven decision-making.

With this business intelligence certificate, you’ll learn how to enable, support, and create a data-driven culture in an organization. You’ll learn common functions, processes, and methods of business intelligence such as: reporting, data and text mining processes and related methodologies like CRISP-DM and SEMMA; complex event processing; performance management; and predictive and prescriptive analytics. You’ll gain hands-on experience designing, implementing, manipulating, and managing databases through a rigorous foundation in relational database management systems.

Interested in earning your Master of Business Administration degree? At CSU’s College of Business, you can start with a certificate and finish with an MBA. The credits earned in this certificate can be applied toward the College’s Online MBA or Evening MBA programs, but please note that completion of this certificate does not guarantee admission into the MBA program. 

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The graduate certificate in business intelligence is offered by the College of Business Department of Computer Information Systems.

What You'll Learn:

  • Foundational knowledge of the field of Business Intelligence including its impacts, capabilities and role in decision making
  • Hands-on experience with relevant and popular BI technologies and vendors shaping the industry
  • Importance and methods of data mining and its applications in business, including methods/techniques for prediction, classification, segmentation, association and textual analysis
  • How to build, run and validate data mining models and interpret results
  • Basic theories and principles behind effective data visualization
  • Relational database management systems and their value to business enterprises with hands-on experience with data analysis, database design, database administration and more.
  • Analyze, design, administer and model in database systems
Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
Length: Can be completed in two semesters if courses are taken concurrently or three semesters if courses are taken sequentially
Tuition: $867 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 9
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence

Courses and curriculum: Download your course roadmap
‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.

Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

Learn more about admissions requirements to enroll in our spring or fall sessions. Visit tuition and aid for information on the latest tuition benefits available to you.

  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1