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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

The University of Dayton’s Graduate Certificates in Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Systems Analysis and Design, Contemporary Business Topics, Cyber-Security Management, Project Management, and Sustainability. We offer students the unique opportunity to take a three-course sequence resulting in a freestanding certificate. To apply:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. A GPA of 3.0 is required
  2. A current resume 
  3. A personal statement is not required, but will be accepted
  4. Letters of recommendation from professors or employers are not required but will be accepted
  5. No GMAT/GRE scores are required
Graduate Certificates Offered
Business Analytics

The Certificate in Business Analytics will prepare students in developing skills in quantitative methods which support managerial decision-making.

Available starting Fall 2025.

Business Intelligence

A confluence of world events and technological developments has led to a dramatic change in the way organizations position themselves and manage their businesses. In the global business environment, rapid data flow and the reduction of barriers to both goods and information have created a dynamic environment.

Business Systems Analysis and Design

Business Systems Analysis and Design represents a growing need both in the Dayton area and nationally.  Developing systems that meet business, societal and government demands requires an increasing number of individuals with expertise in systems analysis and design.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that the demand for those who specialize in systems analysis and design will grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Contemporary Business Topics

The Certificate in Contemporary Business Topics is ideal for professionals who seek career advancement through specialized knowledge in varied business subjects.  Students, in consultation with an MBA advisor, select any three electives in the Master of Business Program.  Prerequisite credits may be required. Students have three years to fulfill the required credits.

Cyber-Security Management

The MBA Program offers students the unique opportunity to take a three-course sequence in cyber-security resulting in a certificate or MBA concentration. This credential qualifies students to support the government and industry through addressing domain-specific requirements and preparing candidates for three highly sought-after DoD 8570 Certifications (ISC)2 Certification & Accreditation Professional (CAP), CompTIA’s Network+, and Security+

Project Management

The way businesses accomplish their work today has dramatically changed. While discipline and task-specific skills are still important, today’s business professionals must be multi-skilled and able to work within a broader organizational context and accomplish goals through teamwork. Business professionals with Project Management skills are in high demand throughout the United States and internationally.  According to a study published by the Anderson Economic Group, an average of 1.2 million project management positions are needed to be filled each year in the United States.


This Graduate Certificate provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective on what it takes to address the world’s toughest challenges—from poverty and climate change to renewable energy and urban development.


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