Dual Program: Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics

School of Professional Programs


Be at the core of data-driven decisions that become data-driven solutions. Pursue Marist's Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics while earning your bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies. This dual program option allows you to develop skills in key areas such as Data Management, Statistics, Data Mining & Predictive Analytics. The data management field is in high demand and you can be ahead of the pack by pursuing this dual program option.

image of Marist students with their computers in class

The School of Professional Programs offers adult undergraduate students majoring in Professional Studies the opportunity to concurrently earn an Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics. Students may take up to 12 graduate credits that could fulfill requirements in both their undergraduate degree and Certificate, allowing students to save both time and money. Earning the Advanced Certificate while simultaneously pursuing an undergraduate degree, further distinguishes a person in the competitive landscape of data management and business analytics.


Formulating a Path of Success in Business Analytics

Students pursuing the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics acquire hands-on experience with cutting-edge analytical methods and software tools, while leveraging the use of information technology to help improve decision-making and turning data into solutions. In order to pursue the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics concurrent dual program, students must first apply and be accepted into the Professional Studies degree program. Then, during their junior year, students may apply to the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics. Students accepted into this program take the four graduate courses necessary to earn the certificate during their senior year. Students wishing to pursue this dual program are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor upon acceptance into the undergraduate degree.

Professional Studies
+ Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics

The Professional Studies major is a customizable degree, that may include, but is not limited to, the following areas of interest: Management Studies, Information Technology Management, and Data Center Facilities Management and Organizational Leadership. This transfer credit-friendly major allows students to maximize the use of credits earned from previous institutions, ACE accredited professional certifications and credit for specific life work experiences.

Learn More About Professional Studies >

Image Description

In one fell swoop, you can earn your undergraduate degree and the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics. This opportunity provides students an efficient and economical way to earn graduate credits while studying concurrently as an undergraduate—saving you both time and money. Students may choose to go on for a Master’s degree in Information Systems with the four courses taken to earn the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics. Additionally, students can get undergraduate credit for what they already know with Marist’s Life Work Credit program, which allows students to apply their background knowledge and prior experiences as academic credit.

Learn More About Life Work Credit>

Accelerate your academic career and learn which dual degree path is right for you. Marist’s dedicated team of advisors will help you navigate our various dual degree options, degree formats, the transfer credit process, and are here to support you throughout your Marist experience. Distinguish yourself from your colleagues and jumpstart your future by becoming a two-time Marist alumni. Speak with an advisor today about our concurrent dual degree programs.

School of Professional Programs: 69 West Cedar
Phone: (845) 575-3202