Enroll in our Business Analytics certificate program

Want to advance your career, manage and run a successful business or have the desire to pivot into a more fulfilling and growing field? Our online Business Analytics certificate program prepares you to support any organization’s success through data-driven insights. 


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12-16 Weeks

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What is a Business analyst and what do they do?

Business Analysts help maximize a business’s effectiveness through data-driven decisions. They use data to identify issues in virtually any part of an organization, including IT processes, organizational structures and staff development. Business analysts often work closely with others throughout the business hierarchy to communicate their findings and help implement changes. 

The more you learn about business analytics, the more capable you’ll be in making informed decisions, increasing revenue and improving operational efficiency. If you enjoy helping people, asking questions, solving problems and working independently, a career as a business analyst could be a good fit.

Where does a business analyst work?

Business Analysts can work full-time, part-time, freelance or as independent contractors across a variety of career fields. They usually split their time between their offices and the clients’ sites. 

"The case studies in the Greensboro College's Analytics Certification Program helped me develop real world analytics skills. Working through Excel, Power BI and Tableau helped make analytics concepts much easier to understand. I now feel ready to start my career as an analyst."

– Gavin


The demand for business analysts has increased in recent years and is projected to continue. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for business analysts (also known as a management analyst) is projected to grow 14% through 2030, faster than average out of all the occupations. About 99,400 openings are projected for each year. 

The BLS reports the median annual wage for a business analyst in 2021 was $93,000, and the highest 10% earned more than $163,760. 

The top industries in which they work include:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Finance and insurance
  • Government  

Certificate and Licensing

Greensboro College has partnered with Silvertone Analytics to offer the Business Analytics Certificate Program. Silvertone Analytics provides the learning platform, instructors, mentors, materials, directs and guides every aspect of this program, while Greensboro College awards your certificate of completion and non-credit transcripts for future employers, personal use and for academic admissions.

The program is split into three sections: a business analytics course, a business analytics apprenticeship and a business analytics personal branding project. In order to move on from the business analytics course to the apprenticeship and personal branding components of the program, participants must pass a thorough assessment exam.


Program information


To enroll in the upcoming program please contact John David Ariansen by email at:  [email protected]. Please note, you must attend and complete the entire program for the certificate.

Next program timeframe: Oct. 1, 2022 – Jan. 31, 2023

Cost and Inclusions

$9000 fee includes: Business Analytics 101 Course, Business Analytics Apprenticeship and Business Analytics Personal Branding, Certificate of Completion and Non-Credit Transcripts

Program Benefits

Skills you'll learn

Upon completion of this business analytics certificate program, you’ll have learned a number of skills, including:

  • Building foundations of business analytics. 
  • Effectively managing data with proper data selection, collection, preparation, and visualization.
  • Drawing business insights and effectively communicating data-informed conclusions to the stakeholders at any enterprise.
  • Strategically detecting, analyzing and solving critical business challenges using statistics, social media analytics, and enterprise analytics.
  • Solving unique problems and strengthen your analytics knowledge by working on a real analytics consulting project and report directly to an executive team.
Suzanne Suddarth, director of The Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College

If you have questions about our Business Analytics program, please contact Suzanne Suddarth, MA., director of the Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College.

To register for this program, click here.

336-272-7102, ext. 5760


Professionals who are looking to pivot into the analytics industry, looking to learn how to harness data to make better decisions or interested in career advancement from their current analytics position.

Analytical skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills and time-management skills are a few qualities a successful business analyst possesses.

Yes! In the Business Analytics Personal Branding section we help you develop your personal brand with coaching to perfect your resume, begin the job search process and build your Linkedin profile.

Both data analysts and business analysts support data-driven decisions in their companies. Business analysts tend to focus more on recommending solutions for business needs, while data analysts work more closely with the data itself.