Coordinator: Steven Kispert, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
This certificate is designed for all majors. Business Analytics is a broad category of technologies, applications, and practices for gathering, storing, accessing, and analyzing enterprise data to support effective decision making. Business Analytics has been consistently ranked as one of top five technology priorities during the past several years by chief information officers in Gartner’s annual survey of IT executives. The market leader in business analytics application software is SAP. A certificate in Business Analytics Using SAP Software will allow students to understand how to run organizations more effectively by improving various business processes and using SAP technology.
Students must maintain good academic standing within the university, achieve a minimum grade of a C in each course applied toward the certificate, and complete all certificate course work within a period of four calendar years. Only courses taken at NIU may be applied toward the certificate. Courses used to satisfy the requirements for the certificate may only be applied toward an undergraduate degree with approval of the major department. Some courses may have prerequisites that are not part of the certificate curriculum.
Students interested in the certificate should apply no later than the beginning of their final semester prior to graduation, but they are urged to apply as soon as they complete UBUS 310 or OMIS 338 so the coordinator may advise students regarding course scheduling. Applications are available in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems.