Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Big Data System and Business Analytics Graduate Certificate (50-659) (15 hours)

The graduate certificate in Big Data System and Business Analytics is a fifteen credit hour program intended for professionals in any field that need a solid foundation in business intelligence and big data analytics.  It will also be very useful to professionals seeking a career change. I.T. professionals with an undergraduate degree in Information Systems or Computer Science can advance their knowledge about the latest developments in business intelligence and big data analytics.

Program Description: The five required courses will prepare the students to analyze data and support business decisions with various tools.  The certificate will be offered in Missouri Innovation Center in Lee’s Summit. An on-line version will be considered in the future.  Students will have to complete the five required courses with a B average or better. 


  • Analyze big data system architecture and know how to set up big data clusters
  • Apply analytics to improve decision making.   
  • Apply different forms of analytics (descriptive, predictive and prescriptive) to various business problems, and develop a sound understanding of the methods used in each.
  • Develop hands‐on skills with analytical tools and software 
  • Design and work with cloud computing hardware and software.