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Business Data Science Graduate Certificate

Aug. 16, 2023

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Unlock The World of Big Data

The Business Data Science Graduate Certificate, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, focuses on advanced analytical methods and visualizations to help you make the most of your data and communicate your findings. Data science uses scientific methods to extract information from data, unifying statistics with machine learning and information technology to unlock insights otherwise impossible to discover. Analysts fluent in advanced statistical analysis, data mining, and data collection techniques can find the right data to support missions with the right insights, information, and knowledge. If you’re equally interested in applications and the infrastructure and theory underpinning the world of data, this might just be for you.

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Learning Formats

Online Courses

Start Date

ugust 16, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Degree Awarded: Business Data Science Graduate Certificate

Program Details

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The Business Data Science Graduate Certificate requires 12 hours of course work taken over the span of one and one-half semesters.

The coursework unifies statistics, machine learning and information technology to make discoveries otherwise out of sight. The methods emphasized in this certificate are capable of discovering hard-to-find trends in large, population-sized data sets.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Organize and securely retrieve data from data warehousing infrastructure.
  • Perform advanced predictive analytic techniques using statistical software and communicate their results.
  • Deploy machine learning for mining big data.

Curriculum Program Website


  1. Enter the WVU Application portal.
  2. Create a username and password.
  3. Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  4. Upload an up-to-date resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
  5. Pay application fee.
  6. Submit application.
  7. Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to:
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  8. For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the program GMAT code is C2S-6D-25 or 5904 for GRE.
  9. International Students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. The WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University’s - applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
  10. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis once all parts of the application are received including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Business Data Science Graduate Certificate requires 12 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Total Degree Cost

$9,840 – Residents and Non-Residents

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Financial Aid

Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Visit Student Financial Support & Services for additional information.

Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Business Data Science Graduate Certificate may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Business Intelligence Analyst
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Data Scientist
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Database Architect
Projected Growth: 5-10%

Management Analyst
Projected Growth: 10-15% *Bright Outlook

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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