The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics provides students with the tools, ideas and frameworks that will aid them in making business decisions in a scientific manner, based on actual data, to improve the performance of their organization. Students in the program acquire the statistical and optimization tools necessary to analyze large and unstructured data sets and make optimal decisions to improve the performance of their organization.
Applicants must satisfy the standard Marshall graduate admission requirements. A few years of work experience is preferred, but not required. GMAT or GRE scores are required. International applicants who did not spend four years completing a bachelor's degree at an American, British, Canadian or Australian college or university must submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores.
Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Science in Business Analytics should not apply for admission to this program also.
Prospective students who have not previously taken graduate-level (post-baccalaureate) business statistics must apply to begin the program in the fall semester. Prospective applicants who have taken a graduate-level business statistics course may apply to begin the program in the fall, spring or summer.
Applications are submitted online through the USC Graduate Admissions Website (http://gradadm.usc.edu/). International applicants are advised to see the instructions for international students published in the USC Graduate Admissions Website (http://gradadm.usc.edu/apply/international-students/).
A complete application includes the online application form, an application fee, test scores, an essay, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Current USC students and USC alumni are not required to submit an application fee, new test scores (if previously submitted), transcripts to verify degrees earned prior to their attendance at USC, or letters of recommendation.
- All other applicants must submit all documentation identified in the online application instructions.