Analytics & Business Intelligence

Specialization Option

This area of study enables students to develop advanced technical and analytical skills to leverage "big data" in business.  Students should select 3 courses from this list in order to be recognized for earning a specialization:

Certificate Option

Students also have the option to earn a Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Business Intelligence. If an MBA student takes 4 of the courses listed below and earns a GPA of 3.0 or higher for these courses, the student will receive a "Joint SAS/USF Certificate in Analytics and Business Intelligence," when the student uses a SAS analytics package as part of some of these courses. Specifically, graduate students will need to use SAS Enterprise Miner or an equivalent SAS analytics package in the Data Mining and Statistical Data Mining courses. The tool is provided free for class use by the SAS Institute.

In order to earn this certificate, students should apply to the certificate by going to and should complete 4 of the following courses:

Many of these courses are only offered once a year.