Graduate Business Certificate Programs

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Business Intelligence or Business Analytics Certificate

Build or advance your career in business analytics.

Learn how to utilize systems and derive insights that solve business problems in our innovative, stackable certificate programs — offered through our AACSB-accredited Dolan School of Business.

Choose your certificate — available online or on campus.

Graduate Business Intelligence Certificate: For students without a formal analytics background. Explore the foundations and core concepts of business intelligence.

Graduate Business Analytics Certificate: For graduates of the business intelligence certificate program and students with an extensive analytics background. Expand your skill set and master the in-depth knowledge, programming skills, and technical expertise required to interpret, utilize, and manage big data.

Credits included in these graduate certificates can be easily transitioned into either a Fairfield master’s in business analytics (MSBA) or an MBA in analytics making it convenient for you to customize your education and pursue your career goals.

Completion time: (both 12 credits) 8 months

Schedule: Part-Time

Next start: Spring (January) | Summer (May) | Fall (September)

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Master the high-demand skills employers are looking for with these graduate business certificates.


Gain practical skills and an understanding of industry standards.

Graduate Business Intelligence Certificate: Learn the basics of business analysis through data visualization tools, databases, and business intelligence. You’ll be able to apply what you learn immediately and improve your business decision-making through the use of data.

Graduate Business Analytics Certificate: Master the technical concepts of business analytics, predictive analytics, database systems for business analytics, and data mining. You’ll also build competitive skills in Python, machine learning, and business forecasting.

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Potential employment options for professionals who’ve completed a business intelligence or analytics certificate program include:

  • Systems analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Operations manager
  • Data analyst

Courses (12 total credits + prerequisite)

  • Students may be required to take Applied Business Statistics. Optional test out and replace with another analytics course.
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Databases for Business Analytics
  • Students may be required to take Python Fundamentals. Optional test out and replace with another analytics course.
  • Python for Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics
  • Business Forecasting & Predictive Analytics

Stack certifications into a master’s degree.

Not ready to pursue a full master’s program? Start by earning one or more of our 12-credit business intelligence or business analytics graduate certificates. When you are ready, you can seamlessly apply these credits toward an MSBA or an MBA in analytics without repeating any coursework.

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AACSB Accredited

AACSB accreditation means that the Dolan School of Business has proven to be among the top 5% in business education anywhere in the world. This quality is recognized across the globe by top employers, other universities, and recruiters.

Accelerate and grow your career in business analytics with a graduate certificate.


Flexibility that accommodates your needs.

Offered online or on campus, these business graduate certificate programs are delivered in a part-time, highly flexible format to meet the needs of working adults. Online courses are asynchronous, which allows you to attend remotely at any time that fits best into your busy schedule.

Clear-cut route to a master’s degree.

Fairfield’s business intelligence and business analytics graduate certificates are intentionally designed to build directly into an MSBA or an MBA. At any time, you can transition into the master's program through a simplified application process—without repeating any coursework.

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Faculty & Academic Approach

You’ll get expert support every step of the way.

Count on our guidance through personal, one-on-one mentoring toward your academic and professional goals. Our faculty and staff will provide individualized support as you earn your certificate or degree. Plus, you’ll engage with industry leaders and academic peers as you expand your personal and professional networks.

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Philip Maymin

Philip Maymin

Dr. Maymin is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sports Analytics. He is the Chief Technology Officer for, and has been an analytics consultant with several NBA teams.

Christopher L. Huntley

Christopher L. Huntley

Dr. Huntley holds a PhD in systems engineering and has published several articles in various business and engineering journals. His special interests include big data, Python for business analytics, and database systems.
Jie Tao

Jie Tao

Dr. Tao has a doctoral degree in information systems and helped design the curriculum for the MSBA program. He has published papers in several journals and presented research at premier academic conferences. His special interests include data analytics, data structure, process mining, and deep learning.

Experience the Dolan difference.

The Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University offers nationally ranked graduate business programs with a mission of academic excellence by fostering an engaging and diverse learning community. Our partnerships with world-renowned companies and our growing group of successful graduates will offer you real-world learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Experience our unmatched placement rates for yourself as you join the vast network of accomplished Fairfield alumni.

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Build your expertise through an online or on-campus business intelligence or analytics graduate certificate — and apply what you learn immediately.

Admissions & Aid

Numerous resources to support your business intelligence or analytics journey.

From your first admissions conversation to after graduation, you’ll find support at every turn. The Fairfield University student support network is dedicated to meeting your needs, offering personal, academic, and financial guidance as you complete your degree. Discover what else we have to offer.

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Admission requirements

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