SAS Certificate: Business Intelligence & Analytics

Turn big data into business intelligence with our powerful, portable SAS certificate program. 

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Program Overview

Elevate your career with our SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence & Analytics. Through flexible courses infused with SAS software and other leading applications, you'll acquire the skills to:

  • Prepare data
  • Visualize data
  • Apply statistical techniques
  • Communicate your findings

Along the way, you'll learn from faculty who bring extensive industry experience into the classroom. Their teaching and support—paired with your training in SAS and other leading applications—will prepare you to meet the market demand for data analytics experts. You'll graduate ready to make informed, efficient decisions for your organization.   

Our School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


SAS Certificate Program Options

Students must complete the following 12 credits to receive the certificate:

  • BUS 615 Information Systems and Data Analytics (3 credits)
  • IS 610 Database Systems (3 credits)
  • IS 625 Data Mining and Data Warehousing (3 credits)
  • IS 650 Business Intelligence and Data Visualization (3 credits)

Complete the SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence & Analytics and transition into the MBA in data analytics program. All coursework from the certificate will transfer into the MBA program.

Complete the SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence & Analytics and transition into the master's in business innovation program. All coursework from the certificate will transfer into the master's program.

Admissions Information

Your application to the SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence & Analytics consists of two parts: a complete online application and the $35 application fee.

For admission consideration, we require you to have an undergraduate degree with minimum GPA of 2.7.

We use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We do recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program; this will give us enough time to process your application. 

You can start during any semester: fall, spring, or summer. View our academic calendar.

SAS Certificate Program Highlights

Learn to make your data work harder with our SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Engage with Faculty Mentors

At Widener, you'll learn from professors who cherish the opportunity to invest in your development. Through personalized teaching and one-on-one meetings, you'll chart your course toward a rewarding career in big data. 

Acquire Portable Skills

As you go hands-on with SAS and other leading applications, you'll learn to implement new methods of analysis that will transform your efficiency and decision making. No matter where your certificate takes you, you'll understand how to make the most of your data. 

Unlock Career Opportunities

Employers around the world have expressed an increased need for data analytics experts. With the skills to operate industry-leading applications, you'll graduate ready to rise in your career. 

Complete Flexible Courses

Here, you'll benefit from a curriculum designed for working professionals. Complete online and on campus  courses that fit your schedule. 


At Widener, you'll partner with faculty who infuse the latest research, thinking, and trends into their teaching.

Yvonne L. Antonucci

"The ability to operate and understand the utilization of complex business systems for organizational decision making enables students to compete in today's marketplace."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Meet the rising demand for business analytics experts with our flexible certificate program.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Clinical analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Forensic auditor

Industry Growth

Employment for Business Intelligence Analysts is expected to grow 15% by 2030.

Source: O*NET OnLine

Avg. Salary


Average annual salary of a Business Intelligence Analyst

Recent Employers

  • Wawa
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tableau
  • Accenture
  • SAP

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Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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