Apply for the Business Intelligence and Analytics Certificate

Admissions Requirements

BIA Application Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • This program is designed for technical professionals.
  • Preferred Requirements:
    • At least 1 year of professional or educational experience in data analytics, data reporting, and/or advanced statistics.
  • If you do not have experience in these areas, please consider the Data Analytics Certificate delivered by the Center for Executive and Professional Education.
    • This certificate teaches the fundamentals of data analytics and is ideal for students new to the field and professionals seeking to understand the context and implications of data on business decisions and outcomes.

Resources for International Students

Note for F1 Visa Students
As part of your visa requirement, you will need additional credits in order to meet the 9-credit per term minimum. Please check in with Laura Bald to explore options before submitting your application. You can email her at

Application Requirements for Current PSU Graduate Students

  1. Complete a Request for Change of Program form.
    1. Please select the option “I wish to add to my present program...”
    2. The form must be signed by your current academic advisor.
  2. Complete the Graduate Business Certificate Request Form.
    1. Purpose statement and resume required.
  3. You will be notified of the department’s admission decision via email.
  4. If admitted, contact your academic advisor to determine your schedule of courses (both graduate degree and BIA Certificate).

Application Due Dates
New students start classes in the fall & winter quarters only. F1 visa students can only start in the fall.

Application Due Dates

New students start classes in the fall & winter quarters only. 
The 2020 application is now open.

  • Fall 2020 - August 31, 2020

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