Analytics for Business Decision Making - 386

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Courses in this program are normally delivered face-to-face. Some courses have temporarily transitioned to an online delivery. Visit the Programs of Studies or Course Schedule tab for more information.
Picture of a person's hand holding a pen while analyzing data on a piece of paper
Program Length Part time program completion within 2 – 4 years depending on student and course availability (as compared to the full time program length of 2 semesters or 1 year) 
Cost ~$425 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall and Winter
Application Process Students must apply and be accepted prior to registering; see Admission & Registration tab

Effective business decisions today come as a result of interpreting large amounts of data. Data Analytics provides the specialized knowledge necessary for you to become a skilled professional essential to an employer’s business decision making process.

  • Analyze and interpret digital information
  • Case studies, problem solving and analysis
  • Understand key analytical, modeling, statistical and programming tools
  • The use of business analytics systems with a focus on data identification, consolidation, communication, reporting, manipulation and trending, which are critical for decisions on strategic direction and improving operational efficiencies.

Please note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.

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Technology and Skills Development

  • An Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or University Degree
  • Other equivalent post-secondary experience or qualifications alongside relevant industry-related experience will be considered by Mohawk College
  • This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) program where you will learn applicable software applications to support your learning. Please see Laptop Requirements under Additional Information.

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Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills  Please note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.

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Note: COMP10214 must be taken first. BUSN10197, BUSN10225, COMP10187, and CRED10128 should be taken last.

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
BUSN10196 Data Modelling Model operational and dimensional representations of data appropriate for addressing business requirements. Design, import, manage and publish meta data models for use with business analytics software. 56 hours.
COMP10192 Applied IBM Business Intelligence Introducing Applied IBM Business Intelligence, a new course designed to enhance your analytics skills. Explore the latest IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.5) suite of products and underlying architecture. Build drill-through reports, animated infographics, geospatial visualizations, and executive style dashboards through hands-on demos and labs and gain the knowledge to become a report designer. Network with guest speakers, IBM partners, BI developers and administrators. 42 hours.
COMP10214 Programming Fundamentals for Business Review different types of programming languages and develop computer programming skills necessary for using applications in business settings. Examine programming logic and control structures (decisions, looping). Using JavaScript, practice coding and debugging through the application of programming techniques using mathematical operators, arrays, classes, objects, methods, and object relationships. Write and trace algorithms. Practice fundamental skills including use of HTML and the operation of web pages manipulated by JavaScript. 42 hours.
INFO10257 Database Analytics Develop an understanding of software and computer models using object-relational database management system software, relational database design including normalization and design implementation using database management systems and SQL queries. 56 hours.
INFO10258 Excel for Business Analytics Use advanced spreadsheet techniques to analyse and present business data. Spreadsheet activities that will be examined include; nested functions, linking (or connecting) data, and pivot tables. 42 hours.
STAT10001 Statistics for Business Analytics Employ foundational statistical concepts to categorize data and solve business problems. Topics will include; data organization and display, measures of variability, probability, linear regression, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing for means and proportion and confidence intervals. Use statistical software in the application of theory. 42 hours.
BUSN10140 Strategy Analysis and Planning The foundations of Business Analysis are planning, stakeholder analysis, and structure and cultural awareness of an enterprise or business entity. Prepare for projects through needs analysis and business plan development using industry standard strategies such as project charter, interview and focus group techniques. 42 hours.
BUSN10197 Project Management for Business Analytics Apply the fundamentals of project management to the field of information technology. Utilize Project Management methodologies according to the Project Management Institutes PMBOK, (Project Management Body of Knowledge). Demonstrate an understanding and application of scheduling, scope, budgeting, risk assessment, critical path and resources through case studies. 70 hours.
BUSN10198 Predictive Modelling Use data from a variety of sources to develop and validate predictive models that will aid business planning with an emphasis on marketing trends. Combine and clean data from sources such as social media, customer segmentation, customer relationship management systems and market research. Prepare a model that responds to corporate needs within a specified confidence interval that can be easily used and maintained by non-technical users. 56 hours.
BUSN10225 Analytics Capstone Under faculty guidance and support, students choose a topic of interest, develop a project plan, execute the project, and deliver a presentation on the project. Students will apply the skills, tools, and techniques learned in the program as they identify a problem, source and acquire data sets, prepare data, analyze data, and generate visualizations for presentation. 42 hours.
COMP10187 Business Analytics for Managers Understand the types and use of business data collected and identify the how and why of using it. Identify and examine legal, ethical and strategic uses of Business Practice handling of important and significant data and appropriate data analysis using case studies and individual and group assignments through in-class and virtual delivery. 42 hours.
COMP10233 Analytics Programming Learn programming languages and apply programming techniques for use in data analytics applications. Load and manipulate data sets using the computer languages Python and R. Explore and utilize different development environments and libraries that support data preparation and data analysis activities for different types of data. 42 hours.
CRED10128 Career Discovery for Analytics Professionals

Explore the Certified Analytics Professional designation and what it means to be an analytics professional. Develop connections with industry to help formulate job search strategies and investigate ongoing professional development opportunities in the field of business analytics. Identify and develop a network of online resources and communities to maintain and explore current practices in the industry. 42 hours.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.


Course Code Course Name


(Sept to Dec)


(Jan to Apr)

BUSN10196 Data Modelling MyCanvas  

Applied IBM Business Intelligence

COMP10214 Programming Fundamentals for Business MyCanvas  
INFO10257 Database Analytics MyCanvas  
INFO10258 Excel for Business Analytics MyCanvas  
STAT10001 Statistics for Business Analytics MyCanvas  
BUSN10140 Strategy Analysis and Planning   MyCanvas
BUSN10197 Project Management for Business Analytics   MyCanvas
BUSN10198 Predictive Modelling   MyCanvas
BUSN10225 Analytics Capstone   MyCanvas
COMP10187 Business Analytics for Managers   MyCanvas
COMP10233 Analytics Programming   MyCanvas
CRED10128 Career Discovery for Analytics Professionals   MyCanvas
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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

  • Data Scientist
  • Advanced Analytics Professional
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Professional

Industries of Employment

  • Tech Industry
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Healthcare
  • Sports and Entertainment

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website

Opportunities for Graduates

  • Certified Analytics Professional credential

Additional Information

Laptop Requirements

Minimum Settings

Recommended Settings

Program Specific Software (subject to change)