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Graduate Certificate In Business Intelligence / Analytics

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Program Overview
The Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence / Analytics at Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was created to meet the increasing need for managers, scientists, and other decision-makers to interpret ever-increasing datasets. Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use available data for competitive advantage. The certificate program focuses on business intelligence and analytics, as well as data mining techniques for organizational decision making.

Program Format
Students can select to take online or on-campus classes. Online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. NSU utilizes Blackboard as the learning management system to deliver online course content. On-campus classes are held on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Each on-campus class meets once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for 16 weeks in the fall and winter terms and 14 weeks in the summer term.

This graduate certificate in business intelligence / analytics is designed for students with undergraduate majors in management information systems, computer information systems, information technology, business administration, or a related field, and having knowledge and significant experience in computer applications.

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MMIS 671  Decision Support Systems or QNT 5040 Business Modeling (offered through the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Business Intelligence Analystics Gainful Employment


* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

* There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.


The program is designed to take 18 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, *% finished in 18 months.

* Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2013-14. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

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School Overview

Since the introduction of the graduate computer science program in 1975, the school has been a pioneer in computing research and education. The school began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. In 1989 the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was formed.

Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.