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Business Analytics Graduate Certificate




What will I learn?

Ideal for those who wish to prepare for the rigors of the MBA or to introduce busy professionals with an understanding of statistical methods that are necessary to propel their career in data analytics.

The Business Analytics Certificate will place emphasis on statistical analysis of an organization’s data. It focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods.

Students who successfully complete this certificate program and are admitted into Sacred Heart University's MBA, Master’s in Digital Marketing, Master’s in HR Management or Master’s in Healthcare Informatics program will be able to use some coursework in fulfillment of their degree requirements. Students who complete the certificate program with a GPA of at least 3.5 will be waived from taking the GMAT.

Program Structure

  • Courses are academically accredited at the graduate level
  • Coursework is scheduled weekday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30pm. One course meets one evening per week.
  • Some completed courses may be applied toward the MBA, Master’s in Digital Marketing, Master’s in HR Management or Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree (additional application requirements are necessary)
  • Certificate students attend courses with MBA students from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences

Which department am I in?

Jack Welch College of Business

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Martire Business and Communications Center

Corner of Park Avenue and Jefferson Street,

5401 Park Avenue,



06825, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For all non-native English speakers, an official English language proficiency examination is required. The following examinations and minimum scores are accepted:

  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT - 80 (internet-based test)
  • iELTS - 6.5
  • SHU ELI online placement exam – 90%
  • PTE – 62
  • iTEP – 5
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112
  • Education First (EF) - C1
  • Cambridge C-1 - Advanced - 180
  • Cambridge C-2 - Proficiency - 180
  • Duolingo English Test - 110
  • GTEC - 1200
  • EIKEN - Pre 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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