College of Business & Technology

Graduate students at commencement

Graduate Certificates

The College of Business and Technology offers post-baccalaureate certificates in several disciplines.

  • Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management

A Stepping Stone Towards An MBA

Courses taken in and of these areas can be applied towards a WIU MBA degree. If you complete the certificate, you are more than 1/3 of the way toward an MBA degree!

View the graduate catalog for admission information and requirements.

The Department of Economics and Decision Sciences offers a post-baccalaureate certificate program to graduate-level students who are interested in the field of business analytics. This program brings together the technical skills of data mining, statistical modeling, and forecasting for data-driven decision-making and for solving the analytical problems of the contemporary business world. The program is designed for graduate level students in diverse backgrounds. Graduates from undergraduate programs in Quantitative and Biological Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Computer Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, or Education, as well as working professionals desiring to sharpen their data analysis and business analytical skills and/or learn advanced statistical methods, will especially benefit from this high-demand post-baccalaureate certificate program in business analytics.

The Business Analytics post-baccalaureate certificate program is closely related to the master’s degree programs in Economics, Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics, Business Administration, or Mathematics. Students interested in pursuing one of these degree programs may apply some semester hours earned in the Business Analytics certificate toward the fulfillment of requirements of these or other graduate programs. See respective graduate advisors for more information about these graduate programs.

Courses

  • DS 500 - Introduction to Business Analytics, 1 s.h.
  • DS 435G - Applied Data Mining for Business Decision Making, 3 s.h.
  • DS 490G - Statistical Software for Data Management and Decision Making, 3 s.h.
  • DS 540 - Applied Stochastic Models for Business Analytics, 2 s.h.
  • DS 580 - Business Analytics and Forecasting, 3 s.h.
  • Directed Elective, 3 s.h.
  • Capstone Experience, 3 s.h.

View details and course descriptions

Contact

Tej Kaul, Chair/Professor

Location: Stipes Hall 430
Phone: (309) 298-1153
Email: T-Kaul@wiu.edu

The Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is available at the Macomb campus, at the new Quad Cities Riverfront Campus, and online. The SCM certificate is ideal for a supply chain professional interested in advancing his/her career and knowledge of SCM, or a college graduate with a good GPA who is interested in an SCM career. The certificate consists of twelve semester hours (four courses) and can be completed in two semesters.

* Available online

Courses When and Where You Want Them

Required Courses (6 s.h.)
  • SCM 531* - Supply Management, 3 s.h.
  • SCM 539* - Transportation and Warehouse Management
Choose Two of the Following (6 s.h.)
  • SCM 529 - Worldwide Logistics and E-Commerce, 3 s.h.
  • SCM 549* - Strategic Procurement and Sourcing, 3 s.h.
  • SCM 465G* - Supply Chain Risk Management, 3 s.h.
Choose Two of the Following (6 s.h.)
  • HRM 532* - Seminar in Human Resource Management, 3 s.h.
  • MGT 540 - Applied Business Research, 3 s.h.
  • DS 533* - Applied Business Planning and Forecasting, 3 s.h.
  • IS 524* - Corporate Information Systems, 3 s.h.
  • SCM 457G - Project Management, 3 s.h.
  • Any graduate SCM course, 3 s.h.

View details and course descriptions

Contact

William Polley, Interim Associate Dean/MBA Director

Location: Stipes Hall 101
Phone: (309) 298-2442
Email: WJ-Polley@wiu.edu