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 EXCEPT for EMBA students. If you are an EMBA student, please consult with your academic advisor for Certificate requirements.

Analytics Core (21 Units):

1) 15.071/72        Analytics Edge/Advanced Analytics Edge (Spring or Fall, 12 units) OR 15.774             Analytics of Operations Management (Fall, 12 units)
2) 15.286             Communicating with Data (Spring H3 or Spring H4, 6 units)
3) 15.775             Analytics Proseminar (Fall H1 or Spring H3, 3 units, P/D/F)

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 EXCEPT for EMBA students. If you are an EMBA, please consult with your academic advisor for Certificate requirements.

Behavioral Policy Sciences (BPS)

15.236 – Global Business of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (Spring, 6 units)
15.662 – People and Profits: Shaping the Future of Work (Spring H3, 6 units)
15.669 – Strategies for People Analytics (Spring H4, 6 units)
15.S06 – Innovation Analytics (Spring H4, 6 units)

Economics

15.034 – Econometrics for Managers (Fall, 9 units) – Not offered Spring 22

Finance

15.450 – Analytics of Finance (Spring, 12 units)
15.456 – Financial Engineering (Fall, 9 units)
15.457 – Advanced Analytics of Finance (Not offered Spring 22, 12 units)
15.458 – Financial Data Science and Computing I (Fall H1, 9 units)
15.481 – Financial Market Dynamics and Human Behavior (Spring, 9 units)
15.S08 – Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Finance (Fall H2, 6 units)

Information Technology

15.376J – AI for Impact: Solving Societal-Scale Problems (Spring, 9 units)
15.572 – Analytics Lab (Fall, 9 units) – application required

Law

15.622 – The Law of AI, Big Data & Social Media (Spring, 6 units, P/D/F)

Managerial Communication

15.285 – Sports Strategy and Analytics (Spring H4, 6 units)

Marketing

15.570 – Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics (Fall H2, 6 units)
15.818 – Pricing (Fall H1, 6 units)
15.819 – Marketing Analytics (Spring, 9 units)

Operations Management

15.761 – Introduction to Operations Management (Fall or Spring, 9 units) OR 15.778 (Sloan Fellows only)
15.762 – Supply Chain: Inventory Analytics (Spring H3, 6 units)
15.763 – Supply Chain: Capacity Analytics (Spring H4, 6 units)
15.764 – The Theory of Operations Management (Spring, 12 units)
15.770 – Logistics Systems (Fall, 12 units)
15.774 – Analytics of Operations Management (Fall, 12 units)
15.785 – Digital Product Management (Spring H3, 6 units)

Operations Research & Statistics

15.S04 – Hands-On Deep Learning (Spring H4, 6 units)
15.062 – Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value (Fall H2, 6 units)
15.068 – Statistical Consulting (Spring, 9 units) – Not offered Spring 22
15.071 – Analytics Edge (Spring or Fall, 12 units)
15.072 – Advanced Analytics Edge - permission required (Fall, 12 units)
15.077 – Statistical Learning and Data Mining (Spring, 12 units)
15.083 – Integer Programing and Combinatorial Optimization (Spring, 12 units)
15.093 – Optimization Methods (Fall, 12 units)
15.094 – Robust Modeling, Optimization & Computation – permission required (Spring, 12 units)
15.095 – Machine Learning Under an Optimization Lens – permission required (Fall, 12 units)

Systems Dynamics

15.872 – System Dynamics II (not offered Spring 22, 6 units)
15.873 – System Dynamics for Business and Policy (Fall or Spring, 9 units)

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 EXCEPT for EMBA students. If you are an EMBA, please consult with your academic advisor for Certificate requirements.

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

Contact the Business Analytics office to learn more.