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Business Analytics Certification

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Data is the new currency in today’s business world! Employers are now looking for people to be able to analyze data and to make business decisions from that analysis. Attaining a business analytics certification assures an organization of your business analytics expertise. In addition to helping your organization, it also allows you to reinvest in yourself and prepares you for future opportunities.

Business Analytics Prep Courses

All classes are via Zoom from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Participants must attend all classes.

COST: $1,650 (includes certification exam)


Oct 2022 - 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27

Jan. 2023 - 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26

Apr. 2023 - 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27

July 2023 - 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 & Aug. 1, 3



  • Understand basic, common terminology used in the world of Business Analytics and Digital Transformation
  • Discuss the different types of data that exist in the industry and the information that different data types provide
  • Learn how data can be used as a competitive advantage in today's fast paced digital world
  • Learn the difference between common data visualization tools, how to interpret and use the results of the information the tools provide
  • Discuss the basic elements of business analytics and digital transformation strategies
  • Learn how to turn data into actionable information that provides insight into decision making
  • Take the certification test – pass and become certified
  • Have fun and learn about the world of business analytics and digital transformation

Who is this certification for?
• What are the requirements?
• What does the test entail?
• What do you get by taking this exam?
• How much does this exam cost?
• About the Whitman School of Management

The CAnalyticsSU™ Designation

The CAnalyticsSU Designation is used to distinguish professionals who have met or exceeded all of the requirements of the Certificate in Business Analytics program set forth by Syracuse University (see below). Individuals who successfully complete this program and receive a Business Analytics Certificate from the University will be entitled to use the CAnalyticsSU designation to demonstrate expertise in business analytics along with a comprehension of many business analytic techniques and processes.

The CAnalyticsSU Designation Standards:

  • Attended a Business Analytics Prep course from the Whitman School of Management or a 40-hour Business Analytics course from an accredited University/College or approved training center
  • Passed our 100 question exam on Business Analytics

Register Now

Please select a payment method below to register for the Business Analytics Certificate Exam. Once your payment is received, it is non-refundable. Please allow 7 business days from the date your payment is received for processing. Within 7 business days, you will receive an email with login instructions for the exam. If you have any questions, please email

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For more information, call 315.443.3428 or contact Patrick Penfield, director of executive education.


About the Certification Exam

Who is this certification for?

This certification is for business analytics professionals who are looking to verify their expertise in business analytics. Certifications are a great way to invest in your career and it shows employers that a third-party expert has validated your subject matter knowledge.

What are the requirements?

The requirements for this certification are taking a Whitman Business Analytics prep class or took a 40-hour business analytics course from an accredited University/College or approved training center and passing a 100 question open-book online exam (which you can take at your convenience).

What does the test entail?

The exam will test your knowledge of business analytics. Some topics covered on the exam are business analytics terminology, interpreting the results of business analysis, and understanding the different visualization tools that can be used within the industry. We strongly recommend that you purchase the book Data Analytics by Bernard Marrin in order to prepare for the exam.

What do you get by taking this exam?

Upon completion of the application and passing the exam you will receive a Syracuse University Business Analytics Certificate and become certified in Business Analytics through Syracuse University.

How much does this exam cost?

$450.00 is due upon applying for the certification. You can pay by credit card or check.

About the Whitman School of Management

The prestigious Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has been teaching various business disciplines since 1919. Whitman is one of the leading business schools in the world and has many ranked business programs and ventures. Contact Patrick Penfield at for any other questions or information about the certification.