UA To Offer Online Business Analytics Program

The University of Arkansas has launched an online certificate program in business analytics that aims to help workers interpret large amounts of data.

The graduate certificate program will begin in the fall and the application deadline is July 1. Late applications may be considered on a space-available basis. The program will offered through the university's Walton Business College.

According to a UA press release, the program provides a high-quality online experience focused on learning concepts and techniques in data management, analytics and data mining. Students will work with large-scale, real-world data sets from active companies, including Sam's Club, Tyson Foods Inc., Dillard's Inc. and Acxiom.

The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and designed for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree and seek additional skills in business analytics. All coursework is delivered online.

The program can be completed in nine to 12 months, and those who complete it may be eligible to receive a certificate endorsed by the SAS Institute. Credit hours may also be applied to the UA's Master of Information Systems degree program.

For more information, email gsb@walton.uark.edu.