• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Business Analytics certificate from Marist College does not require a computer science or technology background and may be of strong interest to those students working in advertising and marketing, health care administration, business strategy, research, or finance.
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At Marist College, we offer both an online and traditional, classroom-based Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics . Our Business Analytics curriculum is a four-course, post-baccalaureate program that focuses on modern day data management and data analysis, predictive analytics, and business intelligence. Students in this program will acquire hands-on experience with cutting-edge software and analytics tools for harnessing data and improving the decision-making process.

Advance Your Business Analytics Skills In:

  • Data Management
  • Decision Making
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Management Science
  • Online Analytical Processing
  • Business Performance Management
  • Data Mining
  • Predictive Analytics

The courses offered in this certificate program are graduate-level Information Systems courses and may be applied to the Marist Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program.

Skills and Career Potential For Business Analytics Graduates

Whether you are a seasoned professional, recent college graduate, or looking to acquire skills for a career change, the Business Analytics certificate program can provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences to advance within the growing field of Business Analytics. Taught by seasoned faculty and respected industry representatives, you'll develop and broaden your awareness and ability to implement, analyze, advise, and develop strategy for a variety of business needs in a wide-range of business sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Data Management
  • Decision Support Systems 
  • Data Mining & Predictive Analytics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts from each college/university attended must be uploaded to the application for admission decision
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement of about 750 words outlining career objective(s), the reason(s) for selecting Marist’s MSCS program, desired specialization, and your personal and professional expectations from the program
  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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