Online Certificate in Business Analytics

In this age of big data you know the importance of being able to make informed decisions that are accurate — and as a business or IT leader, you need to be prepared to strategically and efficiently leverage that data.

In this age of big data you know the importance of being able to make informed decisions that are accurate — and as a business or IT leader, you need to be prepared to strategically and efficiently leverage that data.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

Locked-In Tuition

Locked-In Tuition.

Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire certificate program.

About the Program

Pulling an all nighter, Foundations of Analytics

With a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you’ll receive instruction from our online MBA faculty and gain the skills needed to be an integral part of the decision-making process for your company.

Program Structure

All the Details on Your Degree

This graduate certificate focuses on equipping you with extensive know-how about big data and statistics to leverage throughout your career. Honing in on today’s evolving market-driven world, this certificate will enhance your current skill set to help you become a better decision-maker.

Stackable Certificate:
You’re one step closer to a master’s degree.

Looking to expand your knowledge of best business practices and data-informed decision making? Our graduate certificate’s credit hours are stackable toward ACU’s online Master of Business Administration degree. It’s a great option if you plan on applying for the master’s program at a later time. Simply complete the certificate program, and ACU will seamlessly apply your 12 credit hours toward your master’s. Earn both the graduate certificate and master’s degree in 36 to 39 months.


Required Hours

12 hours
6-9 month timeframe

Example Coursework

Data Mining
Data Management
Foundations of Analytics
Data Visualization and Reporting

Upcoming Start Dates

August 20, 2024
March 11,2025

Common Job Titles

Business Analyst
Manager, Applied Analytics
Project Manager/Technical Data Analytics
Operations Research Analyst
Market Research Analyst

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Nancy Kucinski is a Professor of Management and the Program Director for the Online Business Programs at ACU. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Organizations, Strategy, and International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Kucinski has more than thirty years of teaching experience and was a Dean at her former university. In addition, she is a guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences-Salzburg, Austria where she often travels to teach. She enjoys the virtual learning environment where she encourages students to engage with the course content as well as with each other. She is also interested in studying and researching in the areas of environmental sustainability, eco-tourism, and intercultural understanding. Nancy is married to Dale, a retired airline pilot. They live on a small ranch outside of Abilene and have one son, Neal, who lives in New Braunfels.


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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Author a purpose statement (2 pages, double-spaced).
  • Supply a current resume.
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ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest accreditation body for schools of business.

  • Of the more than 2,000 institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of two business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ that is AACSB accredited.
  • ACU’s College of Business is one of seven programs among more than 100 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that has achieved this level of academic distinction.
  • Of the 40+ private schools of business in the state of Texas, ACU is one of only nine achieving this accreditation.