The Certificate Program in Business Analytics is the newest addition to the Center for Business Analytics at Loras College. This fast-paced 10-week program is designed to provide practical experience for the ethical exploration of analytics in an an engaging online environment.
Created for mid-career professionals who are motivated to quickly improve themselves and their organization quickly, the Certificate Program has five primary learning objectives:
  • Technology awareness and basic understanding of the applicability to a wide range of analytics  scenarios
  • Introduction to data science methods and techniques
  • Hands-on experience with multiple technologies, including R and Tableau
  • Ability to design and develop performance management processes
  • Context for the ethics of business analysis
Designed to provide a wide range of analytics scenarios, firsthand experience with analytics technologies and knowledge of how to best organize for success and measure results of analytics initiatives. The Certificate Program consists of four core courses (below).


The program is designed to create thought leaders in the field of analytics by:
  • Enhancing professional competencies of people working in business environments that will benefit from greater analytics skills
  • Providing educational and field experiences for those wishing to contribute to business analytics across industries

The Certificate in Business Analytics course schedule is set up with your hectic schedule in mind.
  • Class schedules allow students to have full-time jobs while working toward their certificate
  • Course work is completely online
  • Weekly commitment is 5 - 7 hours
  • Affordable for individuals and companies: $4,000 for an individual or $3,000 per person in a group of five or more

Contact Michael Friend today to join the Loras College Certificate Program in Business Analytics. Call 563.588.7166 or email Michael.Friend@loras.edu.