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Value of an Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with an undergraduate certificate? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing a certificate, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.

Why Pursue a Certificate in Business Analytics?

Students have the opportunity to develop and apply analytical models, acquire essential quantitative and computing skills, and utilize the latest software tools such as R, Python, SAS, SQL, and Tableau. Learn how to create data visualizations and solve complex business problems to help entrepreneurs thrive in their market. UTSA’s Certificate in Business Analytics is open to students in all majors.

Apply Certificate Courses to Your Degree

One of the added benefits of the Certificate in Business Analytics is the ability to apply courses from this program to a BA or BS degree. Depending on program requirements, and with approval of the undergraduate advisor of record of the degree program, you may be able to apply coursework taken for this certificate directly to your major area of study.

In this program, you’ll take specialized coursework on programing, analytics, applied statistics, data management, data mining, and machine learning.

Required Courses:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics*

Choose one of the following three courses as the second required course:

  • Data Management for Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS
  • Introduction to Programming and Data Management in R

*A grade of C- or better in MS 3043 or STA 3003 or equivalent is needed to take Business Intelligence and Analytics (MS 3073).

Elective Courses:

3 elective courses are required for this degree. Choose from over 10 elective courses, some examples including:

  • Visualization in Business Analytics
  • Business Analytics Applications
  • Data Mining for Business Analytics

Adding a Certificate


Add On to Your Major - recommended path
Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and looking to enhance your degree with an undergraduate certificate? Contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into the program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Non-Degree Seeking Student
Not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA but interested in an undergraduate certificate program? You can apply as a non-degree seeking student. Prospective students must apply for admission to UTSA as non-degree seeking and indicate on their application their interest in an undergraduate certificate. Prospective students are required to meet UTSA's admission requirements for special students at the undergraduate level. Once admitted, students can contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into their desired program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Certificate Program Advisor

Arka Roy

210-458-6759

arkajyoti.roy@utsa.edu