Business Intelligence Analysis Certificate

Improve Your Skills. Empower Yourself. Accelerate Your Organization.


    Accelerated Format    


Complete a full certificate in 
one academic quarter



Solve real-world problems
and present your work
to experts in the field.  

  Work Friendly Schedule


Class times designed to fit
your busy schedule.

Who should enroll?

Business Intelligence Analysts help their organization navigate the sea of data that drives million dollar decisions. They have a curious mind and a critical eye for patterns and trends. Many analysts begin their journey with basic knowledge of statistics and some experience with spreadsheet and presentation software.

If you are ready to dive deeper into the world of Business Intelligence by mastering the most powerful analytical tools available while also receiving top tier mentoring from UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies, this accelerated BIA program might be right for you.

Are you an International Student? Please visit the International Programs page for information on attending!

analysts working on 3d graphs
analysts working on 3d graphs

Location & Schedule

View Winter 2022 Schedule

Location: Live-Online via Canvas & Zoom

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Course Overview


Learn the complete analytics cycle, from determining the best applications and tools, to creating sophisticated presentations and recommendations. Cover the process, technologies, and skills required to analyze data and improve the decision making process at your organization.

Build an introductory understanding of the Structured Query Language (SQL) to help you search and organize your databases. Learn important concepts associated with a variety of relational databases and practice SQL commands to create database tables for future analysis.

Used by industry leading organizations to perform data analysis, statistics, and visualization, learn the advanced features of Excel to enable effective data-driven decision making. 

Use Tableau, the world's most powerful Data-Visualization software, to create stunning presentations. Learn how to design and build analytics dashboards that inform strategic decisions and master one of the most in-demand skills today.

Put everything together with a comprehensive capstone project that will challenge you to utilize your new skills on a real-world problem. Work with a team to research and select the appropriate tools, collect and analyze complex data sets, and create a clear and compelling presentation to drive executive level decisions. 

 Meet Your Instructors

Mariah Archer-Williams, MPH

Mariah Archer-Williams, MPH

Strategic Planner - UC San Diego Health

Specializes in
data visualizations and
predictive modeling.


Eric Williamson

Eric Williamson

Data Manager - UC San Diego Health

16 Years of industry experience
building and maintaining
         secure data warehouses.         

Ebrahim Tarshizi

Ebrahim Tarshizi, Ph.D.

Data Scientist - Michigan Tech

Specialties: Data Mining;
Sensor Data Analysis, Predictive Modeling;
Machine Learning.

Irvin Palacios

Irvin Palacios

Data and BI Analyst - UC San Diego

Specializes in data
visualization to drive
successful business decisions.


Program Pricing


Business Intelligence Analysis Certificate

  • Gain Industry-relevant project experience
  • Learn the most advanced tools and techniques
  • Receive mentorship from top-tier instructors
  • Full Certificate earned in 14 weeks!
  • Winter '22 | Online via Canvas LMS and Zoom
  • All software and textbooks included



Interested in
Financial Assistance?


Learn more about 
all available financial options.

 Have a question?

Receive more information or answers to any questions you may have about this program by filling out the form or contacting:

Brandon Stuart, Program Manager
Business Intelligence Analysis

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