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Business Analytics

Associate Degree, Certificate
Turn your interest in new technology and data analysis into an innovative career.

Are you ready to use the power of data and technology to drive strategic decision-making and propel successful business practices? Our Business Analytics program is your gateway to a dynamic and rewarding career, where you'll unlock the secrets hidden within data streams and emerge as a visionary leader in the ever-evolving world of business analytics. From forecasting future trends to optimizing operational processes, your journey starts here, where every insight becomes a catalyst for innovation and growth. Join us and unleash your potential to shape the future of business.

Job Outlook

  • $77K
    2022 median annual wage for Business and Management occupations in the U.S.

  • Market Snapshot:


    Research Analyst positions available in the U.S. as of January 2024.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • 8%

    Projected job growth for financial analysts from 2022 to 2032, with 29K openings expected each year.

    Program Overview

    The Business Analytics certificate is part of the Accounting BAS program .

    This program will give you expertise in various aspects of business analysis, data analysis, and other relevant areas.

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    Business Analytics is available as a stand-alone certificate, or you can add general education courses to receive a fully transferrable associate of science (AS) degree. Learn more about the AS degree here.

    Management Analyst

    As a management analyst, you'll improve organizational efficiency and profitability. Through thorough analysis of financial data and operational procedures, you'll be able to identify areas for improvement and develop innovative solutions. Whether recommending new systems or organizational changes, you'll collaborate closely with management to implement effective strategies. Some professionals in this field work independently, while others form teams to address specific project needs. Specializations range from inventory control to industry-specific expertise, with consultants often bidding for projects through detailed proposals tailored to client requirements. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $95,290. ( BLS )


    Accountants and auditors are the financial detectives of the business world, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and efficiency. As a professional in this field, you'll analyze financial records, compute taxes, and evaluate risks, all while providing invaluable recommendations for improvement. Through meticulous examination and analysis, you'll help organizations navigate complex financial landscapes, identify opportunities, and mitigate challenges. With expertise ranging from government regulations to asset management, accountants are indispensable in business success. Whether advising on tax strategies or investigating financial crimes, you'll play a crucial role in safeguarding financial integrity and driving growth. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $78,000. ( BLS )

    Financial Analyst

    Financial analysts play a pivotal role in guiding investment decisions by evaluating current and historical financial data, studying economic trends, and assessing a company's value. As a professional in this field, you'll recommend individual investments, develop strategies for institutional investors, and advise financial services sales agents. You'll also analyze risks, make investment decisions, and contribute to the overall performance of investment portfolios. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $96,220. ( BLS )

    Upon completion of this certificate, you'll be able to:

    • Ask well-developed analytical questions related to the business cycle
    • Apply appropriate business analysis and data analytics techniques to resolve identified needs
    • Extract, Transform and Load relevant data (ETL)
    • Present results of analysis to stakeholders
    • Demonstrate abilities in team and project management

    You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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    "The Business Analytics program gave me hands-on experience I could apply in real-world scenarios. Small classes also allowed me one-on-one assistance in learning practical tools, so I could differentiate myself with my analytical skills when interviewing."
    Ephraim Martey, Ensign College Alumni
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