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Earn a Certificate in Business Intelligence from St. Mary’s University

The St. Mary’s University Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence is a graduate-level program developed with local industry leaders to provide business professionals with the knowledge and skills to collect, analyze and understand large amounts of data. The certificate is designed to enhance data-driven decision-making skills.

The program was featured in a recent San Antonio Business Journal article entitled, “Certificate programs fill gap in soaring demand for business intelligence experts.”

This program teaches students the skills and tools to:

  • explore and analyze data
  • discern the value of data
  • make predictions using cutting-edge modeling techniques
  • develop strategically sound decisions
  • improve their work and the performance of their organization
  • Consider this certificate if you are…

    • A decision-maker who uses data to aid in the decision-making process
    • A manager involved in producing reports and analyzing multiple data points to assess their relevance in business decision-making
    • A critical thinker who “connects the dots” to make better business decisions
    • An “outside the box” thinker who asks “what if?” questions using data
    • A proactive thinker who asks, “what else can we do with this data?”
    • An analyst who wants to use data to ask deeper questions about the “why” not just the “how”
  • Business Intelligence Degree Plan

    Students receive academic credit for the courses and will be able to transfer them toward an MBA from the Greehey School of Business provided they complete the certificate successfully with a satisfactory grade.

  • Business Intelligence Courses

    Students receive academic credit for the courses and will be able to transfer them toward an MBA from the Greehey School of Business provided they complete the certificate successfully with a satisfactory grade. The academic credit is valid for up to five years from the date of enrollment.

    An introduction to programming and analytics skills necessary to find analytics solutions to business-related problems and opportunities. The course introduces the open source programming language R.

    Introduction to Business Analytics

    Students are introduced to the development and interpretation of statistical models as they are used for predictive analytics, with an emphasis on a best-practice approach to statistical model specification.

    Predictive Modeling

    Students use Tableau and R to present the results of data analytics processes in powerful and convincing charts and infographics to understand the “how” and “why” behind vast quantities of data.

    Visual Analytics and Decision-Making

    Students learn to apply business intelligence principles and techniques to a comprehensive understanding of business through a theoretical and practical understanding of core data mining concepts and techniques. Students will use the powerful SAS Enterprise Miner to solve real-world problems.

    Using Data for Developing Business Intelligence

Join the Greehey School of Business

The Greehey School of Business has educated more than 10,000 graduates with an impactful blend of real-world exploration and ethical discussion to promote the positive, change-focused aspects of business.

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In support of the commitment to strong business ethics and quality instruction, the Greehey School of Business is accredited by the most prestigious accrediting body in the world — the AACSB.

Fewer than 7% of all business schools in the world are AACSB accredited.

Program Tuition and Fees

The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence is offered at a fixed rate of $10,000, which includes tuition, required fees and course materials. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence are not currently eligible to receive federal or state financial assistance.

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Learn more about the Business Intelligence Certificate

Interested in pursuing a certificate in Business Intelligence? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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