Apr 16, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management

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Business Graduate Committee

Program Chair

Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

Program Advisors

Denise Simion, Ph.D.


Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Chair

Michael Greenwood, Ph.D.

Denise Simion, Ph,D.

Kwahng Kimm Ph.D. 

Renee Scapparone D.B.A

James Page, Ph.D.

Marian Simion, Ph.D.

Marie Hunte, M.S.

James Monette, MBA

Patrck Malone, J.D., MBA

Brain Webb, MBA


Certificate Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Management is made up of the three-course Business Analytics Management concentration in the Fitchburg State University MBA program. Students enrolled in this program will gain an understanding of a number of advanced concepts in business analytics management.  Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate in Business Analytics Management  and then become admitted to the MBA program at the University may apply the credits from the certificate program to the Business Analytics Management concentration In the MBA at Fitchburg State, and with just seven additional courses, satisfy the requirements for the MBA.  The certificate cannot be taken concurrently with the MBA program.  The Graduate Certificate In Business Analytics Management  is available online only.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to lead an initiative to select an area for analytics, design a plan for implementing an analytics initiative, use tools to analyze the data presented to communicate the outcomes and coordinate with various stakeholders in the discovery, implementation, and maintenance of such a program.
  • Students will be able to improve their design of analytics projects through their critique of current business analytics trends, legal concerns, ethical and social implications, and technological advancement both in the United States and internationally.

Total for Certificate - 9 Credits

MBA Graduate Certificate Admission Standards and Criteria

Admission into an MBA Gradaute Certificate will be the same as admission into the MBA program.

We are accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). To enroll in the Master of Business Administration Program, a student must submit documents as outlined in the graduate admissions section as well as:

  • An undergraduate GPA not less than 2.8 (students below a 2.8 must also submit a letter of recommendation to be considered for admission)
  • TOEFL scores for natives of non-English speaking countries

Applicants to the Online/Accelerated MBA program who hold a bachelor degree in business are usually ready to begin the graduate-level coursework immediately, assuming that they have a suitable academic background. Professional experience is also a suitable foundation for graduate work. Students who do not hold a bachelor degree in business, or do not have the equivalent in professional experience, may wish to take courses at the undergraduate level to build a stronger foundation for graduate level work. Determination is made by the Graduate Program Chair.

Note - Students admitted to the MBA program or already enrolled in the MBA are not eligible for the certificate stand alone option.

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