Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 34

Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 216-230

Spring 2023

Building a Business Data Analytics Graduate Certificate

Dinko Bačić
Nenad Jukić
Mary Malliaris
Svetlozar Nestorov
Arup Varma

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Abstract: In this paper we present the evolution of the Business Data Analytics Graduate Certificate (BDA Certificate) at our institution, Loyola University Chicago. This certificate is a successful and expanding program that attracts a diverse group of dynamic professionals from local, national, and international populations. The program evolution described in this paper involves multiple revisions of the curriculum, additions, and subtractions of individual courses, expansions of delivery methods, and program name changes. The core principles of acknowledging the centrality of data, mandating the modeling-based course sequencing, and recognizing the proper role of software tools, are outlined and recognized as the foundation of the program’s success.

Keywords: Business analytics, Graduate certificate, Curriculum design & development, Data analytics, Graduate education, Business analytics curriculum

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Recommended Citation: Bačić, D., Jukić, N., Malliaris, M., Nestorov, S., & Varma, A. (2023). Building a Business Data Analytics Graduate Certificate. Journal of Information Systems Education, 34(2), 216-230.