Business Analytics & Intelligence - GC

Program Code: CGRBAI
Graduate Certificate

Availability: online

Introduction

The Mercyhurst University in Business Analytics and Intelligence is a four-course, 12-credit-hour graduate certificate program. It meets the increasing demand of employers for business professionals to expand their understanding of critical analysis, communication for decision-makers, and analysis of big data. Applicants should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field or two years’ work experience as a business professional.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Applied Intelligence program at Mercyhurst University is to produce graduates – through a variety of delivery modalities – who are skilled in the use of a variety of sources of data and analytic techniques to lead the collaborative development of high quality written and oral intelligence analysis products that, in service toward a just world, inform decision-makers, thereby fostering an appreciation for the dignity of work and commitment to serving others.

Program Requirements:

The graduate certificate in Applied Intelligence and the graduate certificate in Business Analytics are open only to candidates who have completed their undergraduate degree. It is not necessary for that degree to be in an intelligencerelated discipline. Applicants for the Business Analytics certificate should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field or two years’ work experience as a business professional. For the online degree, preference in admissions goes to working professionals with experience as an analytic professional (or similar position) that demonstrates the applicant will benefit from further study in the field of applied intelligence. The 12 graduate credits awarded through either of the certificates may be used to partially satisfy the degree requirements for the Master of Science degree in Applied Intelligence. Requirements include:

  • An application form, which can be found online at apply.mercyhurst.edu.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • An essay of 300-500 words outlining the student’s personal, professional and educational goals.
  • Official transcripts from prior graduate and undergraduate studies. (All documents and credentials submitted must be translated into English; Mercyhurst recommends that international students contact World Education Services at wes.org, the foremost organization specializing in transcript and credential evaluation, to provide such translations.)
  • International students from countries where English is not a native language must submit an official score report from the TOEFL or IELTS examination
  • Facilitate and manage intelligence processes and practices.
  • Produce research in the intelligence field.

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and Intelligence
The Mercyhurst University Certificate in Business Analytics and Intelligence is a four-course, 12-credit-hour graduate certificate program. The certificate meets the increasing demand of employers for business professionals to expand their understanding of critical analysis, communication for decision-makers, and big data.

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The interdisciplinary certificate integrates components of intelligence analysis, business, and data science curriculum to enhance the skills of working professionals in the private sector. The certificate also provides the opportunity for specialized study in several areas of expanding importance in business including financial intelligence analysis, cyber threat analysis, geospatial intelligence, or advanced analytic techniques.

The courses are sequential and build on each other. Students should complete the courses listed below in the following sequence:

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Only candidates with undergraduate degrees can be accepted to the Business Analytics and Intelligence Graduate Certificate Program. Applicants to this program should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field OR two years’ work experience as a business professional.

Those without business education or work experience may be required to take INL 540: Competitive Intelligence (3 credits) as a prerequisite course to the certificate.

The twelve graduate credits awarded through the certificate may be used to partially satisfy the degree requirements for the Master of Science degree in Applied Intelligence. An Internship may not take the place of the intelligence elective.