Graduate Certificate

Business Analytics

Program Details


Online, Corvallis

Degree Type:

Graduate Certificate


Business Analytics

Business analytics studies how to help organizations gain competitive advantage from their own data. By getting this certificate, you will gain technical skill such as data cleaning, data management, data mining, machine learning, text mining, and natural language processing. You will also learn how to identify opportunities for a data-driven solution, as well as how to create, implement, and estimate the consequences of a data driven solution. You will also be able to link a business problem with a list of analytics methods.

Why An OSU Graduate Certificate

Study Abroad

Flexible Learning Formats

Earn an Oregon State Graduate Certificate fully online, in person or hybrid.

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Student organizations and clubs

Industry-Driven Programming

Our business graduate degrees have custom learning tracks, developed in close consultation with our industry advisory boards for leading, forward-thinking business skills and knowledge for you.

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AACSB International

Oregon State has accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the global quality standard for business education. Only 5% of the world’s business schools have earned this distinction.

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Prestigious Alumni

You’re joining a network of more than 35,000 Oregon State business alumni at leading companies around our region and the world, such as Amazon, Google, Daimler Truck, Boeing, Nike, Starbucks, Samaritan Healthcare and Portland General Electric.

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Our Business Analytics Students:

  • Have a degree and are seeking to refresh or upgrade their skill set.
  • Are career professionals looking to advance in the business analytics field.
  • Seek career opportunities in this rapidly growing business analytics industry.
  • Learn more about Coursework and Learning Outcomes

Advance Your Graduate Certificate*

Current students and graduates of the certificate in business analytics program have the option of transferring credits earned to the MBA in business analytics, the MSB in supply chain analytics, the MSB in marketing insights and analytics, and the MSB in financial analytics.

*Conditions and restrictions apply, please speak with your advisor to learn more

Application Process:

Our graduate certificate programs have varying start terms that are specific to each certificate program and their respective available campuses. Please see below for information about start terms and deadlines for the online and in-person Graduate Certificate in business analytics.


  • Summer
    • Domestic: May 15
    • International: March 1
  • Fall
    • Domestic: August 15
    • International: June 1

In-Person (Corvallis)

  • Fall
    • Domestic: August 15
    • International: June 1
  • Winter
    • Domestic: December 1
    • International: October 1
  • Spring
    • Domestic: March 1
    • International: January 1

Choosing graduate business studies at Oregon State University is an exciting and promising venture, and we are honored to be a part of your future. We’ve compiled resources below to help with your questions and expectations so that you can organize and prepare. Please do not hesitate to connect with a graduate recruiter if you need additional assistance.

Application Form

Applying to Oregon State University College of Business graduate certificate programs requires the completion of the online application which includes an application fee ($75 domestic, $85 international), payable by credit card. Applicants for our graduate certificate programs can apply using the Oregon State University Graduate School’s online application form.


Please provide academic records from each institution attended, showing graded coursework for all academic work attempted or completed.

  • For institutions outside the United States, both an original-language version and a certified English translation of all academic records and degree statements are required. Please include certificates/diplomas for all degrees earned.
  • Unofficial transcripts may be scanned and uploaded to your online application. An unofficial transcript is a copy of the front and back of an official transcript. Grade slips and/or web-generated transcripts are not accepted. Applications will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts; however, admitted students will be required to submit official documents at the time of admission.
  • If you apply while finishing your undergraduate degree, please submit your most up-to-date transcript at the time of your application. You will be required to submit an official final transcript showing degrees awarded and dates earned before you will be permitted to register for your first term of graduate business studies.
  • You may be able to submit your official transcripts electronically from the website of your academic institutions. Please select “Oregon State University – Graduate Admissions” as the recipient. If the request form asks you to submit an email address for the recipient, please enter


Official transcripts may also be mailed to:
Graduate School
Oregon State University
Heckart Lodge
2900 SW Jefferson Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA


Your résumé should be detailed and current. You may wish to include full-time positions as well as part-time jobs, relevant internships, volunteer service and professional associations or affiliations. Please upload your résumé in the “Document Upload” section of the online application.

Short Answer Questions

Within the online application, you will be required to answer several short answer questions detailing your motivation for admission and goals upon completion of the graduate certificate program.

English Language Proficiency

The English language proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who hold either citizenship or a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a recognized or accredited institution in any of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Overseas Territories, British Virgin Islands, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Montserrat, Namibia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

All others are required to submit scores from either the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo.

  • Scores must not be more than two years old and must be from one exam date. The most recent test date is the score considered with your application. Please visit Selection Criteria for minimum requirements.
  • When you take the test, you will have the opportunity to send your scores to Oregon State University. Oregon State’s ETS code is 4586. For more information on sending your scores, please visit the TOEFL Website, the IELTS Website, or the Duolingo Website.