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La Jolla
17 June 2020
7,000 USD
Programs at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Program description

Business Analytics

The expanding field of business analytics is fundamental to all facets of business across all industries, including marketing, finance, and research. If you would like to acquire a comprehensive introduction to the vast business intelligence field, the one-quarter Business Analytics Certificate may be right for you. Designed for professionals with a university degree or at least two years of work experience, this program will include advanced topics such as Big Data and Predictive Analytics. Pair the 3-month Business Analytics Certificate program with other Business certificates for a total of 9 months to take advantage of Optional Practical Training.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements to be accepted to the program are listed below. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted will have a successful experience.

Proof of Language Proficiency Requirement:

  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEIC: 760
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • PTE: 64
  • 2019 ELI Core Level: 109
  • 2020 ELI Core Level: 108

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • University degree or two years of professional work experience
  • Official university transcripts, in English, from all universities attended, indicating a strong academic history; include a grading key.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor attesting to your experience and ability to excel in the relevant field. Must be signed and dated and on academic or company letterhead.
  • Résumé or CV
  • Essay: minimum 200 words explaining your qualifications and motivation for taking the program
  • A spoken language screening may be required.
  • Prospective students who choose to attend English language courses at the UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) in place of obtaining an official language proficiency score will need recommendation from the ELI advisor.

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Program content


  • Overview of Business Intelligence and Data Analysis
  • Introduction to SQL Programming
  • Advanced Excel for Analysis and Business Intelligence
  • Dashboards and Data Visualization for Data Analysis
  • Business Intelligence Project


Program Benefits:

  • Develop Business Analytics skills and knowledge for improved career marketability
  • Hands-on experiential project connects your classroom education with real-world businesses
  • Courses are led by practicing industry experts
  • Study alongside international and American students and build your network
  • Schedules are designed to give you the freedom to explore California and the opportunity to attend local professional networking events
  • Apply for OPT after three consecutive quarters of study (9 months)

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University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

The University of California San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs, free mover programs, professional certificates, and summer youth programs. Study in sunny Southern California at one of the top universities in the world, and...

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University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

9500 Gilman Drive MC-0176D
92093 La Jolla California
United States of America

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