Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Make data-driven business decisions and gain a competitive advantage for your organization with a graduate certificate in business analytics from George Mason University. 

Learn how to collect, organize, visualize and analyze data to provide strategic recommendations to stakeholders.  

Successful organizations are those that make effective use of the data they receive: to gain insights about the past, improve their predictions about the future, and ultimately make better decisions. 

Business analytics involves transforming data into actionable insights that facilitate decision-making. Mason’s graduate certificate in business analytics program improves the ability of analysts and managers in any field to effectively leverage data through the hands-on use of modeling and other techniques using popular software tools.

Students who complete at least two business analytics certificate courses with grades of B or better will have their application requirements for our MBA program or master’s in business analytics program reduced, and certificate course credits can be applied towards your MBA or master’s in business analytics degree requirements upon enrollment.  

This program can be completed in-person or fully online. Learn more about the online program here.  

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Convenient Location
Fully online or in-person, evening classes located at our Fairfax, Virginia campus.
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Flexible Schedule
Complete the program in one semester or more than a year.
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12 Credits
Four courses structured in 8-week modules.
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Pathway to a Master’s Degree
This certificate can be applied to the master’s in business analytics or MBA degree programs.

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Sample Schedule

See a sample class schedule to discover how this degree program can fit into your work and life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a graduate certificate?

Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:

  1. Maximize Your Time and Money
  2. Develop a Specific Skill Set
  3. Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
  4. Preparation for a Graduate Degree

What are the eligibility and application requirements?

Eligibility Requirements   

Application Requirements

Fall Deadlines: 

  • Priority: February 1  

  • Standard: May 1 

  • Space Available: August 1 

Spring Deadlines: 

  • Priority: September 1 

  • Standard: November 1 

  • Space Available: December 1 

Application Links: 

There is a $75.00 application fee. If you are a George Mason University School of Business alumni, please contact Kavon Williams at  

College Transcript Requirement 

  • We require unofficial copies of your transcripts for application review. You can upload these to your online application. If admitted, you must submit official transcripts prior to the last day to add/drop courses in your first term. 

Current Resume 

  • Upload a copy of your current resume with your online application.

What can you tell me about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mason?

Diversity is one of Mason's core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Mason, visit the university's DEI website. Visit this page to learn more about DEI at the School of Business.