Business Analytics Certificate

About the MIT Sloan Business Analytics Certificate

Competency in analytics – the ability to ask the right questions, parse large quantities of structured and unstructured data, translate analytic insights into actions and influence key business decisions – is an essential skill needed to be successful within modern organizations. In response to the growing demand from students to dive deeper into analytics and data science, MIT Sloan launched the Business Analytics Certificate.  

Benefits
  1. Receive a Certificate in Business Analytics from MIT Sloan indicating your knowledge of analytic fundamentals.
  2. Join a cohort and extended community of passionate and dedicated leaders, with access to alumni at multiple events throughout the year.
  3. Tailor your education to your professional goals.
Open to All Current Graduate Students at MIT

If you are not a current student, you can explore other certificate options below:

Certificate Requirements

To obtain the Certificate, students must complete the three Core requirements and a minimum of 27 credits of Analytics electives.

Please note that the below requirements pertain to all graduate students at MIT pursuing the Business Analytics Certificate

Analytics Core (21 Units):

—Part 1: Technical Analytics Core (Choose 1 of the below)

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.071
Analytics Edge Spring 12

Analytics Edge

Spring 12
15.072
Advanced Analytics Edge Fall 12

Advanced Analytics Edge

Fall 12
15.727
The Analytics Edge (EMBA Only) Spring 9

The Analytics Edge (EMBA Only)

Spring 9
15.774
The Analytics of Operations Management Fall 12

The Analytics of Operations Management

Fall 12
6.7900
Machine Learning Fall 12

Machine Learning

Fall 12

—Part 2: Analytics Core (2 required courses)

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.286 OR 15.721 (EMBA & SF MBA only, IAP, 3 Units)
Communicating with Data OR Communication and Persuasion through Data For Executives Spring 6

Communicating with Data OR Communication and Persuasion through Data For Executives

Spring 6
15.775
Analytics Proseminar Spring 3

Analytics Proseminar

Spring 3

A course cannot be counted for both the Core and Elective. For example, if 15.071 is selected for the core, it cannot also count as an elective.

Analytics Electives (27 Units):

Complete a minimum of 27 units from the list below. Courses must be taken from at least two different academic groups.

Please note that the below requirements pertain to all graduate students at MIT pursuing the Business Analytics Certificate.

—Behavioral Policy Sciences (BPS)

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.236
Global Business of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (GBAIR) Spring 6

Global Business of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (GBAIR)

Spring 6
15.669
Strategies for People Analytics Fall 6

Strategies for People Analytics

Fall 6

—Economics

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.034
Econometrics for Managers: Correlation & Causality in a Big Data World Spring 9

Econometrics for Managers: Correlation & Causality in a Big Data World

Spring 9

—Finance

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.450 OR 15.457
Analytics of Finance OR Advanced Analytics of Finance Spring 12

Analytics of Finance OR Advanced Analytics of Finance

Spring 12
15.456
Financial Engineering Fall 9

Financial Engineering

Fall 9
15.458
Financial Data Science and Computing Fall 9

Financial Data Science and Computing

Fall 9
15.481J/6.9350J
Financial Market Dynamics and Human Behavior Spring 9

Financial Market Dynamics and Human Behavior

Spring 9
15.S08
Practice of Finance: Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Finance Fall 9

Practice of Finance: Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Finance

Fall 9

—Information Technology

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.572
Analytics Lab: Action Learning Seminar on Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Digital Economy (application required) Fall 9

Analytics Lab: Action Learning Seminar on Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Digital Economy (application required)

Fall 9

—Law

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.622
The Law of AI, Big Data & Social Media Fall 6

The Law of AI, Big Data & Social Media

Fall 6

—Managerial Communication

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.285
Sports Strategy and Analytics Spring 6

Sports Strategy and Analytics

Spring 6

—Marketing

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.570
Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics Fall 6

Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics

Fall 6
15.818
Pricing Fall 6

Pricing

Fall 6

—Operations Management

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.731
Risk Management (EMBA and SF MBA only, IAP) Spring 3

Risk Management (EMBA and SF MBA only, IAP)

Spring 3
15.734 (EMBA only) OR 15.778 (SF MBA only)
Introduction to Operations Management Summer 9

Introduction to Operations Management

Summer 9
15.761
Introduction to Operations Management Fall 9

Introduction to Operations Management

Fall 9
15.762/1.273J/IDS.735J
Supply Chain: Inventory Analytics Spring 6

Supply Chain: Inventory Analytics

Spring 6
15.763/1.274J/IDS.736J
Supply Chain: Capacity Analytics Spring 6

Supply Chain: Capacity Analytics

Spring 6
15.764/1.271J/IDS.250J
The Theory of Operations Management Spring 12

The Theory of Operations Management

Spring 12
15.770J/1.260J/IDS.730J/SCM.260J
Logistics Systems Fall 12

Logistics Systems

Fall 12
15.774
Analytics of Operations Management Fall 12

Analytics of Operations Management

Fall 12
15.785 OR 15.786
Digital Product Management OR Digital Project Management with Lab Spring 6

Digital Product Management OR Digital Project Management with Lab

Spring 6

—Operations Research and Statistics

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.062J/IDS.145J
Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value Fall 6

Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value

Fall 6
15.068
Statistical Consulting Spring 9

Statistical Consulting

Spring 9
15.071 OR 15.072
Analytics Edge OR Advanced Analytics Edge Spring 12

Analytics Edge OR Advanced Analytics Edge

Spring 12
15.077J/IDS.147J
Statistical Learning and Data science Spring 12

Statistical Learning and Data science

Spring 12
15.083
Integer Optimization Spring 12

Integer Optimization

Spring 12
15.093J/6.7200J/IDS.200J
Optimization Methods Fall 12

Optimization Methods

Fall 12
15.094J/1.142J
Robust Modeling, Optimization & Computation Spring 12

Robust Modeling, Optimization & Computation

Spring 12
15.095
Machine Learning Under an Optimization Lens Fall 12

Machine Learning Under an Optimization Lens

Fall 12
15.727
The Analytics Edge (EMBA only) Spring 9

The Analytics Edge (EMBA only)

Spring 9
15.729
Leadership: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches (LQ^2) - (EMBA and SF MBA only) Spring 3

Leadership: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches (LQ^2) - (EMBA and SF MBA only)

Spring 3
15.S04
SSIM: Hands-On Deep Learning Spring 6

SSIM: Hands-On Deep Learning

Spring 6
15.S08
SSIM: Optimization of Energy Systems Spring 12

SSIM: Optimization of Energy Systems

Spring 12
15.S51
Innovation Through Analytics and Sensing in Food and Agriculture Systems (EMBA and SF MBA only) Winter 3

Innovation Through Analytics and Sensing in Food and Agriculture Systems (EMBA and SF MBA only)

Winter 3
6.7900
Machine Learning Fall 12

Machine Learning

Fall 12
6.7930J/HST.956J
Machine Learning for Healthcare Spring 12

Machine Learning for Healthcare

Spring 12
6.8300
Advances in Computer Vision Spring 12

Advances in Computer Vision

Spring 12
6.C51
Modeling with Machine Learning: from Algorithms to Applications Spring 6

Modeling with Machine Learning: from Algorithms to Applications

Spring 6

—Systems Dynamics

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.737
Advanced System Dynamics (EMBA and SF only, IAP) Spring 3

Advanced System Dynamics (EMBA and SF only, IAP)

Spring 3
15.873
System Dynamics for Business and Policy Fall 9

System Dynamics for Business and Policy

Fall 9

—Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Course No. Sort descending Course Title Term Credit Sort descending
15.376J/MAS.664J
AI for Impact: Solving Societal-Scale Problems Spring 9

AI for Impact: Solving Societal-Scale Problems

Spring 9
Registration for the Certificate

The Business Analytics Certificate is open to currently enrolled MIT graduate students enrolled in any MIT masters and PhD-level programs (e.g., MBA, EMBA, MFin, SFMBA, LGO, SCM, SDM, TPP, etc.).

Please note that the above requirements pertain to all graduate students at MIT pursuing the Business Analytics Certificate.

Students who want to enroll in the Business Analytics Certificate should complete the online enrollment form.

Contact the Business Analytics office to learn more.