Companies all over the world are recognizing the value of tapping into broad varieties of structured and unstructured data to improve decision making and deliver value to the organization. MBA@UNC’s Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics & Decision Making focuses on skill development in sophisticated data analysis techniques to drive innovation, discover valuable new insights, optimize processes and improve organizational effectiveness.

The curriculum will help students understand the role of analytical techniques and show how the quality of decision making can be enhanced in modern organizations. Coursework will also help build the ability to view business processes and relationships systematically and analytically. Students will be exposed to various examples that demonstrate the value of analytics in real-world decision-making contexts.

Who Should Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics & Decision Making?

Professionals who understand data and its business implications and are able to use analytics to drive business outcomes are in extremely high demand. The online data analytics certificate program is ideal for high-potential, mid- and senior-level managers or directors as well as early- to mid-level professionals seeking to become fluent in data analysis technique and application.


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If necessary, students may take time off between courses while completing their certificate program; however, all courses must be completed within 18 months. All coursework is completed 100% online, with no in-person requirements.

Students are required to complete a total of 12 credits to earn a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics & Decision Making.

Our faculty have been recognized for their achievements in leadership education. Certificate students will learn from professors who also teach in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s other top-ranked MBA programs.1 Learn more about our featured faculty members.

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1 UNC Kenan-Flagler was ranked #22 by U.S. News & World Report in the most recent report published in 2023, and its online MBA program is ranked #3 in 2024 ( to footnote reference