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Online Graduate Certificate in Analytics

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Provide Better Insights.

In a world that generates and collects massive quantities of data each day, learning to gather data and analyze for business applications is necessary. Advance in the growing field of business analytics with a Graduate Certificate in Analytics from LSU Online and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in the E. J. Ourso College of Business. This online certificate program is ideal for retraining professionals, scientists, and researchers in the use of big data, and can be completed in less than a year.

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Learn from experienced faculty

Developed from the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, the analytics graduate certificate is lead by LSU’s field-experienced faculty that understand the emerging trends and changes in analytics.

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Join a group of leaders

As the flagship institution of Louisiana, LSU is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. Our spirit of unbreakable passion, ambition, and community leads the change the world needs.


Benefit from a flexible format

Students are able to complete the program 100% online, allowing them to balance work, family, and other life responsibilities. The program can be finished in less than a year.

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Earn a certificate from a top-tier university

LSU Online proudly continues to set standards for online learning. For years we’ve been helping students find their passion and equipping them to take action. The university is regionally accredited and ranked among the top.

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Continuous support

When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student. We help you along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.

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Total credit hours per program: 12 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $862

Total cost with fees: $10,344

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

  • ISDS 7301 Descriptive Analytics | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 7302 Predictive Analytics | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 7303 Analytics Methods | Credit Hours: 3
  • ISDS 7304 Visual Analytics | Credit Hours: 3

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate and graduate work already completed. You must provide transcripts for all of the colleges you have attended (regardless of degree completion) and upload copies with your application. Only admitted applicants will be required to send one sealed copy of official transcripts from EACH college and university attended, issued by the institution directly to:

    The Graduate School
    Louisiana State University
    114 West David Boyd
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803


  • Include a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • 1-2 page statement of how the MSA fits into your short and long-term career goals.
  • Either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission. Official test scores can be submitted using institution code 6373.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources.

Why choose LSU?

The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs

Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.

Equipment Requirements

The laptop requirements below are set forth so that students may not have any issue loading data or software to their machine.

  • Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, or Education (Education is available through OnTheHub)
  • 4 Core, X64, 64 Bit processor
  • 16 GB RAM (16 recommended)
  • 500GB Hard drive
  • ATA 100/7,200 RPM hard drive is preferred but a 5,400 will work
  • A graphics card supporting higher resolution than 1024×768 (32-bit). (1 GB dedicated, non-shared, memory card is recommended.)​

By becoming familiar with the types of technologies taught in this program, students are given a head start in their field post-graduation. Apple Systems are not recommended as all software utilized in this course requires the Windows operating system. However, if you do decide to utilize an Apple computer you must have Windows (10 or higher) running prior to starting courses.​ This can be done through a partitioned hard drive or other means of split operating systems.

Career Insight Tool

LSU Online & Continuing Education uses data from Burning Glass Technologies to pull real-time labor market information. The company's artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in-demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers. Please note that your career opportunities are not limited to these options.