Business Analytics Certificate, Competency Based


Gain analytical skills that help solve business challenges.

Many businesses—in nearly every industry—are sitting on mountains of data, but lack the skilled staff to transform it into business solutions. Demand for business analysts continues to grow as organizations struggle to find the best ways to use data to solve their business problems.

With the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Business Analytics certificate offered through the UW Flexible Option, you’ll gain the analytical skills to lead change and solve the issues facing your organization by transforming data. You will learn how to use the right tools to distill data and communicate the results into actionable plans. Successful business analysts have strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.

Start when it's convenient.

You're never tied to a set semester schedule. Our subscription periods begin every month so you get to start when it works for you.

Leverage existing knowledge.

Build upon the knowledge you already have, no matter where you learned it. Our competency-based model means you study only the material you need.

Work at your pace.

Take assessments whenever you are ready. As soon as you pass an assessment, you can move on, without having to wait for a new semester.

The certificate curriculum was developed to focus on up-to-date tools and techniques need to do effective analysis and how to communicate the results.

  • Visualize business data using state-of-the art visualization tools
  • Using business scenarios, formulate and conduct relevant statistical analysis using the latest analysis tools
  • Interpret results from analysis for managerial decisions and communicate results to stakeholders
  • Develop AI and machine learning applications for business scenarios
  • Apply business analytics tools and techniques to business functions such as marketing, sales, HRM, management, operations, supply chains, and finance
  • Analysts hoping to further develop their skills
  • Professionals who want to move into a business analyst role and need to learn the tools
  • General business degree holders seeking specialized skills
  • Professionals seeking a better understanding of analytics to communicate with stakeholders
  • Business professionals with experience, but no degree, pursuing career advancement

The UW Flexible Option is a national pioneer in competency-based education for adult learners. This means you can earn the Business Analytics Certificate you need to get ahead—without sacrificing your commitments to work and family.

Competency-based education is about your ability to prove mastery over the knowledge and skills in the program, not about how long it takes you to do so. If you already have experience in some areas, you’ll be able to build on that and accelerate your progress. On the other hand, if you’re struggling with a concept and need more time to study it, you can do so without the stress of a looming deadline.


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