Business Analytics Certificate

About the Business Analytics Certificate at Loyola

Get the skills you need to interpret data, extract meaningful insights, and make better decisions — in whatever organization or career field you work. Our Business Analytics Certificate equips you to be a strategic, data-driven leader while guiding you through the software, languages, and methodologies for modeling and analyzing data.

This certificate offers an excellent specialization if you are currently pursuing a Quinlan graduate degree or are a working professional who needs to better understand current business data analytics methodologies. Students in the program come from many backgrounds and undergraduate degrees and add a variety of perspectives to the program.

Program Structure

The Business Analytics Certificate is designed to be completed in 6-12 months. Quinlan graduate programs follow a quarter system; each session runs for ten weeks, with classes held once per week. Courses are offered on weekday evenings or Saturdays at our Water Tower Campus in Chicago, with some courses also available online.

For students who need a faster completion track and even more flexibility, we offer an accelerated Online Certificate in Business Data Analytics that can be completed fully online in 10 weeks.

Why Choose Loyola for Business Analytics?

The Quinlan School of Business is among the 5% of the world's business schools that meet the rigorous standards of AACSB international accreditation.

Nationally ranked business education

You’ll earn your certificate from a nationally ranked business school with a tradition of academic excellence.

The certificate is structured for the needs of working professionals and adult learners, allowing greater flexibility in combining life, work, and other graduate studies. By completing five courses, you gain valuable business data analytics skills and a resume-ready credential.

The certificate can be completed concurrently with Loyola MBA degrees and all five courses can be applied as credit toward other Quinlan master’s programs such as the MS in Accountancy, MS in Marketing, and the MS in Business Analytics.

The wide variety of elective courses offered allows you to tailor the certificate to your specific area of interest.

The certificate can help you increase your marketability by developing skills in great demand across every field, allowing for increased career advancement or a switch to a new area of expertise.

Our downtown campus, located right next to Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile,” puts you at the doorstep of the city’s internship, networking, and career opportunities.

Completing the certificate puts you in excellent company. Quinlan has a strong network of 30,000 alumni who work in nearly every major corporation in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the Quinlan School of Business faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Business Analytics Certificate program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Business Analytics Certificate program may vary from quarter to quarter, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Business Analytics Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Business Analytics Certificate totals $25275.00, or 15 credit hours at a cost of $1,685.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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Please visit the Scholarships page on the Quinlan School of Business website for more detailed information about scholarships.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Business Analytics Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: July 15
Winter: October 1
Spring: January 15
Summer: April 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Business Analytics Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • Resume/CV

Statement of Purpose Details

Recommended for applicants with a cumulative GPA under 3.0 and for applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application is weak, the personal statement provides the admission committee with more insight on your candidacy.

Please discuss how Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business degree program and our focus on responsible leadership will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Your statement should be 2-3 pages in length, double-spaced.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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Applying online to the Business Analytics Certificate program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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This program offers a unique blend of courses with a strong focus on theoretical and practical knowledge combined with hands-on experience in information systems and data analytics. Our cutting-edge curriculum emphasizes important skills and tools in the information systems and analytics space such as SQL, Python, R, Tableau, database and data warehouse modeling, data mining, data visualization, and data storytelling.

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