Transform complex data into actionable insights

Organizations are now able to gather large amounts of data and information, but what they do with that data is crucial. Professionals with business intelligence (BI) skillsets are in high demand to make sense of the numbers and harness data collections to create meaningful opportunities.  

With the Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence, students will learn how to enable, support, and create a data-driven culture in any organization. The courses take you on a deep dive into the world of business intelligence and analytics, the art of data transformation, statistical analysis and predictive modeling.  

With hands-on experience designing with popular BI tools and techniques, the curriculum blends theory and practical application, including implementing, manipulating, and managing databases. 

Every credit earned in this certificate can later be applied toward the CSU College of Business’s online or on-campus Master of Computer Information Systems after formal admission per the University transfer policies. Successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee degree program admission. 

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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. 

  • Standard functions, processes and BI methods such as reporting, data and text mining processes and related methodologies, complex event processing, performance management, and predictive and prescriptive analytics 

  • 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 2024-2025
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