Catalog Year

Years 2019-2020

Degree

Certificate

Credits

17

Locations

Mankato

Business Analytics (CERT)

Receive a certificate in business analytics to be able to better analyze and support data-driven business decisions. This new certificate will help you launch your career as a professional and be well versed in analytical decision making.

17 Credit program

Students with previous credit should consult with the Finance Department Chair before starting certificate. Transfer students pursuing this certificate must complete at least 50% (one-half) of the coursework at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

For more information contact Dr. Joseph Reising, 507.389.5344. To declare this certificate visit or contact the College of Business Student Center, MH 151.

Gainful Employment Program Information

The program is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information follow these links:

Program Requirements

Major Common Core

Basic statistical methods including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, sampling, problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in the case of one and two sample meaans and proportions. Chi-Square, one-way analysis of variance, simple regression and correlation analysis, and brief introduction to multiple regression analysis. Use of computer statistical packages required.

Prerequisites: MATH 112 or equivalent

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-04

Introduction to analytic tools and techniques using business applications.Grading Method

Prerequisites: ECON 207

Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P. 

Goal Areas: GE-04

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 6 Credit(s).

This course is designed to cover basic tools in time series analysis and to equip students with quantitative skills to analyze the financial market.Fall

Prerequisites: ECON 207

This course introduces a scientific approach to modeling and solving managerial decision problems. It includes such topics as linear and integer programming, network models, waiting-line models, simulation analysis, and decision theory.

Prerequisites: none

In this course, students will examine the role of research in decision making and the basics of scientific research, including the preparation of research proposals, design of data collection instruments, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, MRKT 210